The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of  Jan. 11,  2015 

Vol. 4, No.  18



CME opportunities


ICD-10 for Busy Practices: TMA Webinar Package 


Credit(s): 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (Live)


This package of three short webinars has been created with busy practices in mind!


It's designed to help you ease your way back into your ICD-10 transition -- requiring just minutes of your day. Register now for this three-part package and refresh your memory on the:

  • ICD-10 code structure,
  • Documentation requirements to support ICD-10 code selection, and
  • ICD-10 code specificity for medical necessity. 

Each webinar will be 20 minutes, and physicians who participate during the live, scheduled activity of each of the three webinars may claim up to 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 credit.


After the third webinar, physicians will have the opportunity to complete the course evaluation form and download a CME transcript/Certificate of Completion.


Target audience


This course is designed for physicians, medical office managers, coding and billing personnel, and other office personnel.


Dates and topics


Jan. 15: ICD-10 Code Structure


Jan. 28: ICD-10 Documentation Requirements


Feb. 12: ICD-10 and Medical Necessity


*Webinars begin at noon central time.


For more information or to register,

click here.


You and your guest are cordially invited to the joint

Installation of Officers honoring


James L. Humphreys, MD, 

2015 BCMS President


Gerardo Ortega, MD, 

2015 BCMS Foundation President


Rebecca Christopherson,

2015 BCMS Alliance President


Oak Hills Country Club

5403 Fredericksburg Road 

San Antonio, TX 78229


Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Reception 6:30 p.m. 

Dinner and Program 7 p.m.


Business or Cocktail Attire


Reservations are required 

by Tuesday, Jan. 20.

 Please call 301-4381, ext. 195,

or click here.






84th Legislative Session begins Jan. 13

First Tuesdays just around the corner

By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 


Next Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Texas Legislature will convene for the 84th Legislative Session in Austin. As your representative and lobbyist, I'll be traveling daily to attend the legislative session and also to work with the Texas Medical Association on legislative bills and meetings with our elected officials and their staffs. I'll spend the opening day of session visiting all the offices of our Bexar County delegation to say hello and meet the staffers. One of my priorities for the day is to begin setting appointments for our Feb. 3 First Tuesdays visit to the Capitol.


BCMS President James Humphreys, MD, encourages all our members to sign up and attend at least ONE First Tuesdays during the coming session. 


"We need all our physicians to get involved in our discussions with our elected officials," Dr. Humphreys said. "I highly encourage you to come witness first-hand how you can make a difference and make your voice heard. There's strength in numbers, and the impression created by a sea of white coats walking the halls of the Capitol is talked about over and over by our legislators and their staffs."

Please stay tuned to this column for session highlights and information updates. If you are interested in going up to Austin to participate in one of the First Tuesdays, please visit the TMA website to register.


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







Learn about the Choosing Wisely campaign and how it can help you. Watch the Choosing Wisely CME webinar and earn 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 3.75 ethics credits. 


For a limited time, the Choosing Wisely CME bundle

is available FREE by clicking here.





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