John K. Wisniewski
Payers are evolving -- creating new
products and experimenting with new physician relationships.
They may even be interested in talking to you about something other
than cutting fee-for-service rates!
This would be a good week to
contact your top payers to ask them about opportunities to partner in
any of these new initiatives. Some are really working better
for physicians, patients and payers.
SAVE THE DATE
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) Analytics Conference
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Antonio, TX 78229
Room, Third Floor
HASAFacts, a new analytics platform, will be introduced to the
healthcare community to provide information from HASA's unique data
registration is required.
Click here to RSVP.
TMA needs your help to develop the new Physician
Services Organization (PSO)
REGISTER NOW for conference call focus groups taking
place Sept. 17-18
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
As you are now aware, TMA
recently launched a new Physician Services Organization (PSO),
which will offer members access to essential tools that will help
physicians effectively navigate and compete in the rapidly changing
The PSO, a physician-led
organization, is being designed to help practices of all sizes in a
variety of areas key to the management of the practice and the
delivery of health care to patients.
TMA is now calling on physician
members to participate in conference call focus groups to provide
feedback and help design the PSO. The conference call focus groups,
which are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 18,
are limited to 25 physician participants. To learn more about the
PSO and to register for the upcoming focus groups, please click on this link.
For local discussion on this and other practice
management topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and
Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Visit with Employer Flexible at
Sept. 18 BCMS New Member Welcome
Employer Flexible offers physicians the opportunity
to run their practices effectively and efficiently, allowing them to
spend time doing what they do best: helping patients.
Employer Flexible is a
full-service Professional Employer Organization
(PEO) that helps keep
doctors and their staff stay updated on compliance issues faced in
this rapidly changing employment environment.
Visit the Employer Flexible table at
the Sept. 18 BCMS New Member Welcome and register for a pair of
UTSA football tickets and a free HR assessment for
For more information,
contact Janis Maxymof at (210) 413-9731 or email email@example.com.
Learn more at www.employerflexible.com.
This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS
Circle of Friends sponsor at the Gold level, but it is not an
endorsement. Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down
the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service
to its members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will
involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member,
and your patients.
BCMS selects first 'Unsung Hero' winner
Sherry Dwyer from Bariatric Medical
Institute of Texas has been named the first BCMS "Unsung
Hero" winner for the month of September. She was nominated by Dr.
"Sherry is committed to her
clients and co-workers. Her dedication to our staff and many
volunteered hours just goes to show what a perfect staff member she
is," according to Dr. Seger and her colleagues.
The BCMS membership department
recognized Sherry with a special dinner certificate and fruit basket.
The BCMS "Unsung Heroes"
program recognizes those tireless office managers/administrators who
assist their physicians in delivering the best attention and care to
Physician members: Please remember to recognize your
"Unsung Hero." The deadline for the October winner is 5 p.m. Sept. 24.
For more information or to access the nomination form, click here.
(From left) Harry Dwyer, Dr. Jennifer Seger, Dr. Terive Duperier,
'Unsung Hero' winner Sherry Dwyer and Dr. Mickey Seger at Bariatric
Medical Institute of Texas.
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