Dec. 18, 2016

Vol. 5, No. 49


In this Issue…

Medicare Participation

Please RSVP for BCMS Officer Installation

TMA Resolutions

Family Physician of the Year

Legislative Happenings

Space For Lease

Support BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

      Huffman Developments



Make Medicare Participation Decision Before Dec. 31

Physicians who see Medicare patients have until Dec. 31 to make changes to their participation status for 2017. The American Medical Association has updated information describing Medicare participation options and frequently asked questions.

More Information



BCMS Officer Installation

Honoring incoming presidents

Dr. Leah Jacobson, 2017 BCMS President


Lori Boies, 2017 BCMS Alliance President


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Reception 6 p.m. – Dinner and Program 7 p.m.

The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St.

Click here to RSVP


Attention BCMS members:

It’s not too early to be thinking about resolutions…New Year resolutions…BCMS resolutions….


All kidding aside, if you have any issues you would like the BCMS Delegation to TMA to consider regarding changes in policy or a stance you would like them to take on a particular issue, click the link below for a sample form you can use to get started now with your draft.  The BCMS Delegation to TMA will meet in early February to review any resolutions submitted for consideration. The deadline to submit your draft resolutions to BCMS is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.


To submit your draft resolutions or if you need assistance with drafting your resolution ideas, please contact Mary Nava, BCMS chief government affairs officer and delegation liaison at


Click Here for Resolution form



Story #1


Dr. Kumar named Family Physician of the Year

He is a practicing doctor at UT Medicine Primary Care and a past president of the Bexar County Medical Society.
Read more


BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee wraps up work for 2016

The BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee wrapped up a year’s worth of work on legislative issues discussions and meetings with our state representatives and senators in preparation for the 85th Legislative Session.  Committee members ended the year with visits with State Senator Judith Zaffirini (District 21) and State Representative Roland Gutierrez (District 119).

For additional information and local discussion on the latest happenings during the legislative session, contact Mary Nava, BCMS chief government affairs officer at



BCMS Offices will be closed Dec. 23-26 during the Christmas holiday


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Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

This information is sent on behalf of our sponsors 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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