Sept. 16, 2018

Vol. 7, No. 37


In this Issue…

News and Announcements
Legislative Update
BCMS New Member Welcome Mixer
BCMS Auto Show
BCMS Writers’ Workshop
More Upcoming Events

BCMS Circle of Friends Sponsors

New York Life
Northwestern Mutual

Legislative Update

TMA review of proposed Medicare changes for 2019 identifies 75 items for improvement

As previously reported in this column, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed Medicare changes for 2019 in August. TMA has conducted a thorough review of the proposed changes, and in the article linked below they present their findings. TMA identifies 75 ways in which these changes are bad for both patients and physicians. Additionally, TMA submitted a detailed, 58-page letter to CMS on Sept. 10, which includes recommendations for improvement of these 75 items.  A link to the letter is included in the article.

To read TMA’s article and letter to CMS  click this link. 

For local discussion on this and other legislative and socioeconomics advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer at

BCMS New Member Welcome Mixer



BCMS Auto Show



BCMS Writers’ Workshop

2nd Annual BCMS Writers’ Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
BCMS Building, 2nd Floor, 4334 N. Loop 1604 W.

Call 210-582-6399 for information and to register.

Course Description

Found Objects: A Microprose Workshop

Life is full of objects, full of people, full of things to do, full of things that are lost and things that are found. In this generative workshop for busy people, participants will explore the idea of misplaced or recovered things; examine how to shape an effective prose piece, regardless of length; and learn how to write in small, complete bursts. Participants will leave with several short pieces and a deeper understanding of microprose.


The Teachers

Jessica Wright: 

Jessica Wright is an Assistant Professor of Classics and Medical Humanities at UTSA. She hails originally from England, but she lived in Los Angeles, New Jersey, and China before arriving in San Antonio. Her poetry has been published in anthologies such as Circe's Lament, in online journals such as Lines + Stars and Alliterati, on broadsides, and her non-fiction has appeared in Eidolon and Cloelia. She has taught writing in colleges and in prisons. Her day job is as historian of the brain.


Patrick Stockwell: 

Stockwell is a native of Houston, Texas and holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from New Mexico State University where he served as an assistant editor for Puerto del Sol and a coordinator with La Sociedad para Las Artes and the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He is the co-founder of the Lone Star Salon reading series, The Short Fiction Soundtrack literary performance series, and has worked to organize other events for Southern New Mexico and Southeast Texas arts communities. As an undergraduate at the University of Houston, he served as editor for Glass Mountain and helped to establish Boldface, an annual conference for emerging writers.

More Upcoming Events

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor


Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to Welcome a
New Gold Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program.

Please support this sponsor with your patronage.




Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

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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