April 26, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         Practice Viability Tool Kit

·         Telemedicine

·         Avoid a 7% MIPS Payment Penalty

·         Mazda Offers “Essential Care Program” To Healthcare Workers

·         Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies Requests

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

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 IntegraNet Health




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Important Physician News and Deadlines

TMA Practice Viability Toolkit

As the COVID-19 curve rises, your practice revenue and cash flow may already be trending downward. To help you take decisive actions to shore up practice operations for the weeks (or months) to come, TMA’s practice viability experts have organized the steps you can take to have a meaningful impact. This Practice Viability Toolkit collates much of the information, resources, and links physicians need to make informed decisions about their practice’s viability during this pandemic. Access the Toolkit here


Telemedicine: Getting Started

As COVID-19 spreads through our communities, there are steps you can take to minimize contact with patients. A primary step is to implement telemedicine. TMA has developed some quick tips to help you get started. For more info on telemedicine click here.


Avoid a 7% MIPS Payment Penalty

The deadline for data submission for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) ends at 7pm on April 30. However, due to COVID-19, you might qualify for an exemption that would result in a neutral payment adjustment. Read full article here


Mazda Offers “Essential Care Program” To Healthcare Workers

North Park Mazda has a new program to show care and support to healthcare workers across the nation with a free oil change and enhanced vehicle car wash with special cleaning. The goal is to give back to the community of healthcare providers and prevent layoffs.

Healthcare workers seeking more information or to set up an appointment, call North Park Mazda at 210-253-3300. Read more


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies Requests

Physician practices in need of large quantities of critical supplies of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) submit requests through the Regional Medical Operations Center (RMOC) from the Strategic National Stockpile. Large PPE Requests


Practices needing small quantities of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs, requests are filled as donated supplies are available.

Upcoming Events

Metro Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update

April 29
Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates and local guidance, and will answer questions. │RSVP

 Join by phone:
1-415-655-0001; Access code: 281 512 675

NEW Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

Bexar County Medical Society

 is proud to welcome our

NEW Platinum Sponsor

IntegraNet Health

to our Circle of Friends program.

 Please support this sponsor with your patronage!

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 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 that it will only involve itself in services

 and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.

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About The Weekly Dose

The Weekly Dose is a service of the Bexar County Medical Society. Some of the suggestions conveyed may not be applicable to your practice today, but the goal is to offer information over time that returns value in excess of the cost of your membership. If you would like to recommend future topics to share with your colleagues, please submit them to the BCMS Executive Director at steve.fitzer@bcms.org.

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