Dec. 29, 2019

Important Physician News and Deadlines

·         SA Kids BREATHE – Free Program to Improve Lives of Children with Asthma

·         Year-end Tax Actions

·         Do A Security Risk Assessment Before Dec 31, 2019

·         Applications Due Dec 31, 2019 for MIPS Reporting Exceptions

·         Recertification Required for Healthy Texas Women Program Ends Dec 31, 2019

·         Quality Payment Program (QPP) Performance Year 2019 Ends Dec 31

·         Starting Jan 1, Use New Medicare IDs in 2020 to Avoid Rejected Claims

·         Texas Surprise Billing Law Takes Effect January 1

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

BCMS Installation of Officers

Renew Your BCMS Membership for a Last-Minute Tax Deduction

BCMS Physician Wellness Program

Happy New Year

Save the Dates – BCMS 2020

Medical Community News & Events

KW Commercial



Physicians' Purchasing Guide

Auto Program

BCMS Calendar

BCMS/Favorite Staffing

Credentialing Services - BCVI

LifeBridge Free Physician Counseling

Online BCMS Physician Directory

Phone App by BCMS

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Installation of 2020 BCMS Officers

Renew Your Membership for a Last-Minute 2019 Tax Deduction

100% of your BCMS dues and 84% of your TMA dues are tax deductible.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to renew your membership for 2020 today!

Have questions about your membership benefits or want to get involved?
Visit the BCMS website at, contact the BCMS Membership Department at or call (210) 301-4398. We are here to help you.

Thank you for being a member of the Bexar County Medical Society!

BCMS Physician Wellness Program

·         Is stress affecting your professional and/or personal life?

·         Need someone to talk to confidentially?


Help is just a click away. The LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program is available to all members of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Anytime. Anywhere.


Click here to start your free 30-day counseling session.
All sessions are completely confidential and conducted by

Texas-licensed counselors.


Happy New Year

The BCMS office will be closed New Years Day.


Save the Dates – BCMS and TMA 2020

Please mark your calendar (and watch your email) for the fun events, educational opportunities and social/networking opportunities with BCMS and TMA in 2020.

·         January 25 – Installation of Officers, Mays Family Center

·         January 24-25 – TMA Winter Conference, Hyatt Regency Austin

·         May 1-2 – TexMed 2020, Fort Worth Convention Center and Omni Fort Worth Hotel

·         September TBA – BCMS New Member Welcome

·         September 11-12, TMA Fall Conference, Lost Pines Resort

·         October 15 – BCMS 34th Annual Auto Show, BCMS Headquarters

·         November 19 – BCMS Women in Medicine Award Dinner


Other 2020 upcoming events being planned with dates to be announced:

·         BCMS General Membership Meeting with CME

·         “Advocacy in Action” Educational Series with six CME sessions throughout the year

·         3rd Annual BCMS Leadership Series


For up-to-date information on these and other events of interest to physicians in our community, download the Bexar County Medical Society app.


Community News and Events

·         January 3, 2020 – TMA's Anson Jones, MD, Awards - Nominate Local Journalists

·         January 24-25, 2020 – TMA - Register Now For The TMA 2020 Winter Conference

·         February 20, 2020 – MGMA San Antonio Annual Education Conference

·         Sol Schwartz - Cost-Cutting Checklist for Your Medical Practice

·         TMA Pop Quiz- Do You Know Who Can Consent to the Treatment of a Minor?

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors

Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor

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.

Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200

San Antonio, TX 78249


About The Weekly Dose

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