The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Sept. 29,  2013 

Vol. 3, No. 3

BCMS breaking records 


By John K. Wisniewski

BCMS CEO/Executive Director


BCMS membership recently surpassed record levels. The board, committees and staff have remained focused on executing a strategic plan in a volatile business climate. Our city continues to grow, and you remain steadfastly dedicated to your patients and the vocation of being a physician.


On our 160th anniversary, we're just hitting our stride.  It's time to track down non-members and encourage them to join. If somebody thinks we're not making a difference, tell them to look again. Our community deserves to have all physicians working together.


This would be a good week to encourage your peers to do their part. 



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Attention Physicians and Office Managers:

Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Tuesday, Oct. 1

New updates available from the

Department of Health and Human Services




By Mary E. Nava, MBA

BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer


If you're feeling overwhelmed about preparing for the Tuesday, Oct. 1, enrollment launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, you're not alone.


In the coming weeks, there will be a tremendous amount of information coming as enrollment kicks off. The Department of Health and Human Services is providing information on its website to help individuals, families and small businesses assess their insurance needs and qualifications for enrollment. Beginning Tuesday, individuals and families can receive enrollment application assistance through the offices of the Bexar County Hospital District. Small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees will have access to the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) Marketplace.


For detailed information on the SHOP application, available insurance plans and premiums, click here.


Read The Weekly Dose for continuing updates on the Marketplace enrollment.



For local discussion on this and other insurance topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava at  







BCMS welcomes a new bronze-level sponsor

to the Circle of Friends program: 

TNT Healthcare Consulting, LLC


TNT Healthcare Consulting, LLC, specializes in medical practice management.  Tom Tidwell, CMPE, president, has more than 20 years of experience as a medical practice executive. Tracy Estelle, vice president, has more than 20 years of experience as an HR and personnel expert.


TNT Healthcare Consulting's goal is to work with physicians and their medical practice to assist them in the tasks they are unable to accomplish due to busy day-to-day operational issues.


TNT Healthcare Consulting is pleased to be a bronze-level Circle of Friends sponsor, and looks forward to working with 

physicians and their administrative staff.


For more information, contact Tom Tidwell

at or (210) 861-1258,

or visit 


  Circle of Friends web logo



This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends sponsor at the bronze 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.












 About The Weekly Dose 

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 Bexar County Medical Society, San Antonio, Texas.



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