The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of April 13,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 31


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Your input is valuable to BCMS and TMA! 

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 May 5-7


(Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council)

Regional Emergency Healthcare Systems Conference,


For sponsorship and general information and to register,

 click here



June 3

BCMS New Member Welcome

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mix and Mingle Party

The Argyle Club

934 Patterson Ave.

San Antonio 78209


TMA offers help regarding CMS' release of  Medicare payment data


Earlier this week, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their Medicare payment data.


CMS gave the public unprecedented access to physician payments and charges for services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The CMS online database contains information on more than 880,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals who collectively received $77 billion in Medicare Part B payments in 2012.


Texas Medical Association (TMA) has compiled background information and answers to frequently asked questions to assist physician members in responding to patients and the public regarding the CMS data.


To read TMA's special ACTION report on this issue, click here.


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






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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.





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