The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of May 3, 2015

Vol. 4, No. 34



BCMS Wishes to Thank its 

Capital Campaign Major Donors  


Thank you to the following major contributors to the BCMS Capital Campaign in support of the medical society's new building now under construction:


BB&T Bank

Favorite Healthcare Staffing Inc.

Frost Bank

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio



Northside Ford Dealerships/Mark Wood


Donations of all sizes are appreciated. Pledges may be paid over multiple years.

All donations are 100 percent tax deductible; payable to the Bexar County

Medical Library Association, tax ID 74-0510530.


For more information, call BCMS at 210-301-4383.


Honoring Our Past ... Building Our Future!  



Southwest Texas

Regional Advisory Council


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course

May 14-15 

Two-day course

Check-in and breakfast both days from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

Lunch provided

Class ends each day by 5:30 p.m.

Location: San Antonio Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

8130 Inner Circle Road

San Antonio, 78235

For information and registration, click here.




Last TMA First Tuesdays event

set for May 5 in Austin 


By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


Although it may feel as though the Texas legislative session started recently, events are beginning to wind down in Austin.


TMA's final First Tuesdays event is planned for this week, May 5. The event provides opportunities for TMA/BCMS member-physicians to meet with local legislators and their staffs to discuss pertinent issues and legislation.


To learn more about the program and to register for First Tuesdays, click here.


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




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.




Ask questions impacting your practice, including:

·         Authorizations, benefits, medical policy and appeals;

·         Discuss specific claims issues including bundling;

·         Electronic filing and online tools specific to BCBSTX;

·         Marketplace.

Meet BCBSTX representatives.


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

Available times between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Bexar County Medical Society

6243 W. IH-10, Suite 600, San Antonio 78201



To schedule your 30-minute mini-conference, 

contact BCMS at 210-301-4391. 









BCMS supports a gold-level

Circle of Friends sponsor:

The Ecumenical Center 




Circle of Friends web logo


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 patients.














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