The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Nov. 2,  2014 

Vol. 4, No. 8



Please join us for the

Bexar County Medical Society

Hot Topic General Membership Meeting


What is GPCI? 

Why does Medicare categorize San Antonio as "the rest of Texas"?

Come learn about the Geographic Practice Cost Index (GPCI) and

how the GPCI calculations affect physician payments. 


Presented by

TMA's Donna Kinney, CPA, Director of Research and Data Analysis


Monday, Nov. 17 

6:30 p.m. Mix and mingle

7 p.m. Program


Hors d'oeuvres -- Cash bar


Omni San Antonio Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio 78230


Click here to RSVP




TMA Business Boot Camp: Take Charge

of Your Finances



8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 3


Conference Room

6243 IH-10 West,

Suite 600


To register,

click here



Tuesday, Nov. 4,

is Election Day











RSVP now

for the 2014 Immunization Summit


Wednesday, Nov. 5 

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center



Click here for information and registration 






BCMS physicians participate

in legislative receptions



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


Many thanks to all the BCMS members who have attended a number of legislative receptions in recent weeks.


     A reception honoring Congressman Pete Gallego (Texas District 23) was held Oct. 23 in the home of Gustavo Medellin, MD.

     Those attending were (above, back row, from left) Jesse Moss Jr., MD; Bacel Nseir, MD; David Valdez, MD; and David Friedman, MD; (front row, from left) Michael Battista, MD; Gustavo Medellin, MD; Dianna Burns-Banks, MD; Gallego; and Shamsa Saleem, MD.



     Drs. Michael Battista and Pamela Ray hosted a reception in their home Oct. 29 in honor of State Sen. Donna Campbell, MD (District 25). 

     Pausing for a photo with Campbell were (above, from left) Isabel Basaldu-Prado, MD; Buddy Swift, DO; Campbell; Michael Battista, MD; Rodolfo Molina, MD; Scott Farhart, MD; and Mary Wearden, MD. Also attending but not in the photo were Alex Kenton, MD; Candace Campos-Kenton, MD; and Mark Welborn, MD.


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



Give your patients the help they need ... for FREE


The YMCA of Greater San Antonio and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District have teamed up to fight diabetes from two fronts: preventing diabetes before it starts and managing the symptoms after diagnosis.


To view and print a free patient brochure, click here.


To order patient brochures and/or brochure holders for your office,

click here and open the Physician tab.















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