July 12, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 44
of new BCMS office takes shape
you, Capital Campaign contributors!
Construction continues on schedule at the new BCMS
office, 4334 North Loop 1604 West. Workers recently completed the
second-floor beams, joists and deck, and prepared to pour the
second-floor concrete. Roofing also has begun.
BCMS wishes to thank the following donors for their
generosity in making this project possible:
Luminary Level -
Dr. Chad and
Dr. Del and
Dr. David Henkes
Dr. Vijay Koli
Capital Campaign contributors will be recognized on a
donor wall at the new building. For more information and to donate, click
answers call to help physicians
their practice to ICD-10
roll-out begins Oct. 1 with a one-year transition grace period
Mary E. Nava, MBA
Governmental and Community Relations Officer
The Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical
Association (AMA) have announced they will continue in their
educational efforts so that physicians are ready for the Oct. 1
switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding, with an added plus -- a one-year
transition grace period. As you will recall, TMA, along with the
state associations of California, New York and Florida, recently
urged CMS for a two-year, penalty-free and audit-free grace
period. With the Oct. 1 deadline less than three months away,
TMA has compiled a number of resources to assist physicians with
preparations for the roll-out.
To read the
CMS/AMA announcement and comments from TMA President Tom Garcia, MD,
and to access TMA's resource link, click
local discussion on this and other practice management and
legislative advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative
and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
BCMS Call for Nominations
of the Bexar County Medical Society:
This is the time of year we ask for nominations for
elected officers to lead the Bexar County Medical Society. I would
like to challenge all member-physicians to think hard about who
should be elected to impact the direction of medicine in San Antonio
and Bexar County.
We need strong leaders. Apathy is not a
strategy. Please think about who you want to represent you to your
colleagues and the outside world; let's have multiple candidates
running for every position. Practices would be well-served to designate
representative physicians from those practices or other practices to
get involved to make a difference. We really need you! The society is
only as good as the physicians you elect to run it!
Bexar County Medical Society
Texas Workers' Compensation 101 for Medical Office
Sponsored by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)
and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Small Business
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 23
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, Room
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Registration fee: $50 with lunch provided.
To register, click
For assistance with registration, call 210-458-2460.
For seminar information, call the DWC CompConnection,
800-252-7031, option 3, or e-mail email@example.com.
WELCOMES A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
AT THE GOLD LEVEL
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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!
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 patient.
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