Your Doctor at BCMS
John K. Wisniewski
BCMS, in collaboration with TMA,
offers the most accurate, comprehensive physician referral service on
behalf of its members.
Historically, the combined
web/phone inquiries exceed 10,000 per year. One of our strategic
initiatives is to increase the value of this community/member
This week we launched a redesigned
physician referral web page that is significantly more functional and
intuitive. We are proud of this effort, and encourage you to
access the new tool by clicking here.
SAVE THE DATE
BCMS Officer Installation Ceremony
and dinner celebration for
K. Ashok Kumar and Cindy Comfort to be installed as the 2014 BCMS
President and 2014 BCMS Alliance President
Saturday, Jan. 25
Westin La Cantera
U.S. Secretary of Health
visits San Antonio
Marketplace enrollment website issues of top concern
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations
As the Healthcare Marketplace
enrollment continues to be plagued with technical issues, Health
and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Texas last
week and joined Mayor Julian Castro; County Judge Nelson Wolff and
officials with CentroMed to express to our community that
enrollment is continuing, technical issues are being dealt with
accordingly, and a new general contractor has been hired to oversee
the enrollment website fixes.
Mayor Castro commented that San
Antonio is actively raising awareness of the enrollment period and
that much has been done to educate the people of San Antonio
through a variety of local community events.
PHOTO ABOVE: Participants in the health insurance
marketplace panel discussion in San Antonio Oct. 25 were (from
left) Ernesto Gomez, PhD, President and CEO with CentroMed;County
Judge Nelson Wolff; Mayor Julian Castro; HHS Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius; a local resident who plans to shop the Marketplace and a
volunteer patient navigator.
For local discussion on this and
other practice management topics, consider joining the BCMS
Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava at
For an update from DHS and Metro Health on the
pertussis outbreak, including accurate vaccination codes for
payment by Medicaid, click here.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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