The Weekly Dose
Bexar County Medical Society
Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course
breakfast both days from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Class ends each
day by 5:30 p.m.
Antonio Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
and registration, click here.
'Every Necessary Care
and Attention: George Washington and Medicine'
Briscoe Library May 11-June 20
developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National
Institutes of Health with George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate,
Museum and Gardens
84th regular legislative session
in its final three weeks;
TMA/BCMS events held
Minjarez sworn in as new state rep
Chief Governmental and Community Relations
The final two TMA/BCMS
legislative events of the 84th regular session in Austin included a
special "Last Thursday" held April 30 during TMA's annual
meeting, TexMed, and the last 'First Tuesdays" on May 5.
A big thanks to the following individuals who participated:
Carmen Garza, MD; Pam Hall, MD; David Henkes, MD; Bill Hinchey, MD;
James L. Mims, III, MD; Gabriel Ortiz, MD; Raymond Osbourn,
MD; Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD; Jennifer Rushton, MD; Courtney
Hobza, medical student, and Jennifer Lewis, BCMS Alliance
The newly elected state
representative for Texas House District 124, Ina Minjarez was sworn
in during the week of April 27. Minjarez assumes the seat formerly
held by now Sen. Jose Menendez (Dist. 26).
Stay tuned to this column as the legislative session
continues. Please look for additional updates in San Antonio Medicine
magazine and the BCMS website.
Offering congratulations to the new state
representative for House District 124, Ina Minjarez, during the May
5 First Tuesdays visit were (from left) Raymond Osbourn, MD;
Courtney Hobza; Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD; Minjarez; James L. Mims,
III, MD; Carmen Garza, MD; Pam Hall, MD, and Mary Nava.
For local discussion on this and other legislative
advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and
Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
BCMS General Membership Meeting
Gijs van Oort, PhD (left), CEO/Executive Director of Healthcare Access
San Antonio, discusses HASA's role as regional health information
exchange provider at the BCMS General Membership Meeting May 7 at the
Security Service Federal Credit Union headquarters.
Shannon Vogel (right), director of
health information technology at Texas Medical Association, also
provided insight into electronic health records. Attendees enjoyed free
refreshments, courtesy of Security Service, and CME credit.
thanks to our sponsor:
Physician Outreach Program
Office of Physician Advocacy
In conjunction with Bexar County
Medical Society, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is pleased to
offer Individual, 30-minute mini-conferences for physicians and/or
their office staff members.
YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
impacting your practice, including:
Authorizations, benefits, medical policy and appeals;
Discuss specific claims issues including bundling;
Electronic filing and online tools specific to
Make connections you
will be able to contact directly.
Get information about
online and individual training opportunities.
There is no cost
to participate in this outreach program!
Specialty trainers from provider
education and customer service will be available, along with
representatives from the provider relations and the office of physician
advocacy. You will have the chance to discuss issues regarding BCBSTX
Blue Choice PPO/POS, HMO Blue, Blue Advantage (BAV) HMO, as well
as Marketplace and Blue Card issues.
Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21
between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
IH-10, Suite 600, San Antonio 78201
To schedule your
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