The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of  Dec. 7,  2014 

Vol. 4, No.  13

Deadline for membership renewal approaching


Bexar County Medical Society membership dues statements have been mailed. Make sure you continue to receive your BCMS benefits and TMA benefits by renewing now. As a convenience, BCMS and TMA offer automatic renewals to ensure your membership never lapses.



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Doctors: Have you contacted your rep in Congress to ask for a two-year ICD-10 delay?  



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


In case you missed it, TMA President, Austin King, MD, recently called for all members to contact their representatives in Congress to ask for a two-year delay in ICD-10 implementation.


If you have already contacted your representative, we thank you.  If you haven't already done so, please click here to access Dr. King's letter and the TMA Legislative Action Center. A sample letter is provided there for your perusal.


For links and email addresses for San Antonio-area Congressional representatives, click here to visit the elected officials list on the BCMS advocacy web page.


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



2014 tax deduction for dues and donations still available


Did you know that a portion of your membership dues are tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses? TMA estimates that 82 percent of state dues are tax deductible, and BCMS confirms that your county dues are 100 percent deductible.  


Contact BCMS Director of Membership Brissa Vela at 210-301-4371 or via email to enroll in the automatic renewal program or to pay your dues today.



Physician leaders still wanted for 2015 BCMS committees


if you would like to participate on a BCMS committee and make a difference in organized medicine, please click here and indicate your choice(s) on the committee preference form, or print and fax it to (210) 301-2150 no later than Dec. 18. 





BCMS welcomes new 

Circle of Friends sponsor at the gold level

Diamante Homes

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Gold-level Circle of Friends sponsors contribute $5,000 or more to BCMS annually.

Support our sponsors;

our sponsors support us!


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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! This information is sent on behalf of a valued 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.







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