The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Sept. 15, 2013 

Vol. 3, No. 1

Your old payer

may be new


By John K. Wisniewski

BCMS CEO/Executive Director

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.



2013 Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) Analytics Conference


Sept. 26

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Methodist Healthcare Ministries

4507 Medical Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

Board Room, Third Floor


  HASAFacts, a new analytics platform, will be introduced to the healthcare community to provide information from HASA's unique data sources. 


Free event,

but 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 healthcare environment.


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  




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 your practice.


For more information, contact Janis Maxymof at (210) 413-9731 or email

Learn more at



   Circle of Friends web logo 


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. Jennifer Seger.


"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 their patients. 


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.  


PHOTO ABOVE: (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.




 About The Weekly Dose 

  The Weekly Dose is a service of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Some of the suggestions conveyed may not be applicable to your practice today,
 but the goal is to offer information over time that returns value in excess

of the cost of your membership.

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 Bexar County Medical Society, San Antonio, Texas.



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