The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of March 30,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 26

Siclovia events

Sunday, March 30


Walk With a Doc, 9 a.m., meet at BCMS Alliance free bicycle helmet distribution booth at Mission Conception


Siclovia, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. begins at South St. Mary's Street and East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard




May 6

BCMS General Membership Meeting

6:30 p.m. 

Embassy Suites Northwest, 7750 Briaridge Drive

For information, 

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


Sunday, March 30, is Doctors' Day nationally


Thank you to all BCMS members!


Credentialing service

certified by NCQA


Bexar Credentials Verification Inc.'s systems and files were reviewed for accuracy and quality control by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and received the highest possible score for the reviews with no adverse findings in any category for which it applied for certification, said BCMS CEO/Executive Director Steve Fitzer.


"This level of accomplishment by any organization is unusual and exceptional," he said. "BCVI is to be commended for this level of success."


Bexar Credentials Verification Inc. (BCVI) is the credentials verification subsidiary of BCMS. 


BCVI received certification from the NCQA for the following credentials verification services:


  • Application processing
  • Education and training
  • DEA certification
  • License to practice
  • CVO application and attestation content
  • Malpractice claims history
  • Medicare/Medicaid sanctions
  • Medical board sanctions
  • Work history

BCVI's verification services are structured to be consistent with NCQA credentialing standards.


BCVI reduces the time, aggravation and expense of verifying the necessary credentials on San Antonio physicians for the area hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and managed-care organizations that require them.


NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane said achieving Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) certification from NCQA "demonstrates that BCVI has the systems, process and personnel in place to thoroughly and accurately verify providers' credentials and help ... clients meet their accreditation goals."


The NCQA certification is a voluntary review process that evaluates a credentials verification organization's management of various aspects of its data collection and verification operation, and the process it uses to continuously improve the services it provides. 


For more information, call BCVI at

210-301-4370 or visit





A special offer from Employer Flexible, 

a BCMS Circle of Friends gold sponsor


To email Employer Flexible, click here.



  Circle of Friends web logo


This information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends 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.




Call for Mentors


The Texas Medical Association Leadership College (TMALC) is seeking physician leaders to serve as mentors for scholars during their program year.


The TMALC was established in 2010 as part of TMA's effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership within organized medicine. The TMALC selects a small group of scholars annually to participate in the eight-month program. Scholars are active TMA members under the age of 40 or who are in the first eight years of practice.


Course curriculum consists of more than 40 hours of classroom instruction in topics such as Team Building, The Art of Negotiation, Assertion Skills, Conflict Management, Legislative Advocacy, Media Training, Physician Thought Leaders, Philanthropy That Works, Parliamentary Procedure, Resolution Writing and Physician Engagement.


As part of the learning experience, scholars are matched with established physician leaders to serve as mentors.


Goals for mentorship:

  • Groom future leadership in organized medicine
  • To connect physicians within TMA and broaden networks
  • To foster learning about TMA's priority goals and governance structure.


For additional details or to apply to be a mentor, download the mentor application




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