The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Aug. 17,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 49



Sept. 20


Holy Cross President's Blue and Gold Gala 2014


JW Marriott Hill Country Resort

and Spa


Dr. Ernest Guerra will be presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.


For more information or to register for the event,  click here.




Sept. 24


BCMS Fall General Membership Meeting


6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Hilton San Antonio Airport, 

611 N.W. Loop 410


CME and legislative updates


Click here for information and reservations.




Oct. 16


BCMS Auto Show


5 p.m.-9 p.m.

BCMS office

parking lot,

6243 IH-10 West


Complimentary buffet and cocktail party. New model vehicles.

Family and friends welcome!




Update:  TMA Ad Hoc

Committee on HIT calls

for emergency suspension

of EHR requirements


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 

Last month, we informed you of written communications by the TMA Ad Hoc Committee on HIT urging a moratorium on additional Stage 2 meaningful use criteria.  Now, the committee has submitted a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, CMS administrator, expressing concerns with proposed changes to the 2014 Medicare and Medicaid EHR program and calling for emergency suspension of two critical elements.  In addition, the letter makes strong recommendations for addressing other areas affected by the proposed rules.


To read the TMA letter to CMS, click here.


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









Oct. 20 lecture to examine ancient health 

Financial aid sought for visiting science historian 


Dr. Alain Touwaide will present a lecture on "The Archaeology of Health in the Ancient Mediterranean World" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Chapman Hall at Trinity University. The event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Touwaide is a science historian who specializes in the history of medicinal plants in the cultures that flourished around the Mediterranean Sea from antiquity to the 17th century CE. His lecture is sponsored by the Southwest Texas Archeological Society (SWTAS), a branch of the Archeological Institute of America.


Financial support is being sought to cover the approximate cost of $2,000 for expenses. Contributions of all sizes are appreciated by the SWTAS, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions can be sent to AIA SWTAS.  The check should be mailed to: Laura Childs, 2858 Burning Log, San Antonio, TX 78247. The check should stipulate Touwaide Lecture.


To learn more, click here.





PHOTO: Dr. Alain Touwaide conducts research. Courtesy photo










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