The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Feb. 10,  2013 

Vol. 2, No. 22


health insurance

expansion eroding, CBO projects



By John K. Wisniewski

BCMS CEO/Executive Director





Bloomberg News Service reported Feb. 5 that the number of Americans projected to gain insurance from the U.S. healthcare law is eroding, by at least 5 million people, as the Obama administration struggles to implement the $1.3 trillion overhaul amid Republican opposition.




To read the full story, click here.















Feb. 27


Medical Records and HIPAA: Truths and Myths


TMA half-day seminar that will help physicians and their staff understand HIPAA and Texas privacy rules, privacy practices, patient and family rights, consent, release, retention, storage, and destruction of medical records.


Physicians are eligible for up to 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (all ethics).


For more information go to





Thanks to first First Tuesdays participants


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

BCMS Chief Governmental and

Community Relations Officer


A special THANK YOU to the following BCMS physicians, and Alliance and BCMS representatives who attended the Feb. 5 First Tuesdays in Austin:

Harrison Bowes, MD; Samuel Burns, MD; Sanjuanita Garza-Cox, MD; Michael Guirl, MD; Pam Hall, MD; James Humphreys, MD; Alexander Kenton, MD; BCMS President Gabriel Ortiz, MD; Raymond Osbourn, MD; David Shulman, MD; Tom Spurgat, MD; BCMS Alliance President Lee Robin and BCMS CEO/Executive Director John K. Wisniewski.


Participants met with representatives from Bexar County and Texas to discuss medical-related legislation for this session.


The next First Tuesdays event will be March 5.



For more information, click here.



PHOTO ABOVE: Members of the BCMS First Tuesdays delegation and other TMA members await recognition in the Senate gallery on Feb. 5.



For more information and local discussion on legislative advocacy, practice management and other issues, consider joining the BCMS Socioeconomics and Legislative Committee.

For information, contact Mary Nava at

210-301-4395 or by email.












BCMS Circle of Friends Program


Bexar County Medical Society's Circle of Friends program provides a unique opportunity for business leaders to network and communicate with physicians through a variety of BCMS-sponsored events and services.


By helping to underwrite Society events, Circle of Friends members help fund BCMS' mission of enhancing the practice of medicine both for medical providers and the residents of Bexar County.


If you know a business that would be a good addition to the BCMS Circle of Friends program, please refer them to or contact Joan Bailey at
210-301-4366 or by email.


For more information about the program click here.




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