April 15, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 15


In this Issue…

Opioids Plan-Based Audit
PVA Open House
Tricentennial Symposium
Sex Education Survey
Walk with a Doc

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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
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Opioids Plan-Based Audit


The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) seeks input on the development of an Opioids Plan-Based Audit (Plan-Based Audit) to evaluate the appropriateness of a health care provider’s decision-making and recordkeeping that supports prescribing opioids for each treatment plan tailored to a specific injured employee. The Plan-Based Audit sets the scope, methodology, selection criteria, and program area responsibilities according to the Medical Quality Review Process. A copy of the proposed Opioid Plan-Based Audit is available on the TDI website at

The Opioid Plan-Based Audit is a part of the approved CY 2018 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan, which is available on the TDI website at .

Workers’ compensation system participants can submit suggestions for this Plan-Based Audit by email to by 5 pm Central time on Monday, April 16, 2018.

If you have any questions, contact Mary Landrum at 512-804-4814 or


PVA Open House

Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) hosts ribbon-cutting for new facility


On April 10, PVA hosted a pre-Fiesta open house and ribbon-cutting at their new facility, PVA Main Ave. Medical Plaza located at 610 N. Main Ave. 

Attendees enjoyed music, food and refreshments and free carotid artery screenings.  Congratulations, PVA!


Tricentennial Symposium


Dear Friends,


As part of our 300th year Birthday Celebration, a group of physicians was determined to include as part of the festivities a look at our 300 years of history and advancements in medicine in San Antonio.


The symposium on May 12 seeks to give perspectives on all aspects of our medical history, from the earliest times of native medicine, to the actual precision medicine practiced in the 21st Century. You will also learn about the history of our hospitals and our multiple learning institutions.


Our designated speaker will share with us his thoughts about how “Health Institutions are the Future of San Antonio.”


I want to thank all of my colleagues and the administrative staff which has endured one full year of work to get to this point.


Please enjoy.


Alfonso Chiscano, MD

To RSVP Click Here

To see the full agenda click here.

Sex Education Survey


Texas Wears Condoms is currently throwing some ideas around about trainings and we are looking for your input.

 If you are a(n) HIV/STI services provider, sexual health educator, medical professional, or just someone who wishes to expand their knowledge, please fill out the survey below and share the link with any and all staff/colleagues so we have a better idea of what is needed in our community.


Click here to take the survey


Walk with a Doc


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