The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of  March 1, 2015

Vol. 4, No.  25


The Mayor's Fitness Council launched its Veg Out SA! campaign Feb. 24 to raise awareness on the health benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables as part of a daily diet.


The campaign includes a 30-day challenge beginning March 1. 

A video of a TEDxSanAntonio Talk by Dr. Thomas Schlenker, director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, entitled, "Getting Serious About Diabesity," is available by clicking here

Posters and other Veg Out SA!  marketing materials are available for free download by clicking here.




Dual Eligibles Integrated Care Project launches March 1 



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) is rolling out the Dual Eligibles Integrated Care project March 1 in six counties in Texas, including Bexar.


The project, a partnership between HHSC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is an effort to test a new initiative for coordinated care of dual-eligible patients. 


To read more about the demonstration project and the criteria used to identify categories of patients included in the project, as well as detailed plans for passive enrollment, which begins April 1, click here.


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





BCMS welcomes new 

Circle of Friends sponsor at the gold level

The Ecumenical Center



To learn more, click image above


Gold-level Circle of Friends sponsors contribute $5,000 or more to BCMS annually.


Support our sponsors;

our sponsors support us!


Circle of Friends web logo


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 patients.








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