The Weekly Dose

Jan. 19, 2020

Important Physician News and Deadlines

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

·         January 31 Deadline – Resolutions for TMA House of Delegates

·         TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close or leave a practice

·         Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Parts 1 and 2 - Videos from TMLT

·         Half of Women Diagnosed with Heart Failure May Not Be Getting Right Treatment, Study Indicates

·         New Informed Consent forms for certain procedures

·         Use New Medicare IDs in 2020 to avoid rejected claims

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

BCMS Auto Program – Free Member Service

Last Chance – Reserve Your Spot Today 2020 Installation of Officers

LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program

Medical Community News & Events

Sol Schwartz & Associates, PC

KW Garcia-Ayala International

CARR Healthcare

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

BCMS Auto Program - Free Member Service

The BCMS Auto and Truck Concierge can find your next vehicle. Email or call 210-301-4367 to let us know the year, make, model, color and equipment desired. 24/7 Concierge, FREE member service! Wide range of Franchise dealers with New and thousands of Pre-Owned vehicles. The Auto Program always has a cooperating lender offering our Physicians low finance rates – 2.6% financing available to 60 months with approved credit.

Last Chance - Reserve Your Spot Today
2020 Installation of Officers

LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program – Free Member Service

Stressed? Depressed? Just need someone to talk to? Let the BCMS LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program help you!


BCMS’s LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program is a free benefit available to all members of the Bexar County Medical Society.


Click here to learn more about the program or click here to be linked to and start your free 30-day unlimited counseling. All sessions are completely confidential and conducted by Texas-licensed counselors.


Call for Resolutions – Submission Deadline January 31

        Do you know an issue(s) facing medicine that should be addressed by the TMA House of Delegates?
        If so, the issue(s) needs to be submitted to BCMS in the form of a Resolution.
As the new year begins, it is time to submit resolutions you would like the BCMS Delegation to TMA to consider.

        The BCMS Delegation will meet in early February to review resolutions submitted by BCMS members. Resolutions supported by the BCMS Delegation will be submitted to the TMA House of Delegates at TexMed 2020, which will be held May 1-2 at the Omni Fort Worth and Fort Worth Convention Center.

        A sample resolution form is available at this link. The deadline to submit your resolutions to BCMS is Thursday, January 31.

        To submit your resolution(s) or learn more about getting involved with the BCMS Delegation to TMA, please contact Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer and delegation liaison at

Community News and Events

·         “A Teen’s Life: Looking at Teen’s Lives Through Their Dail Struggles” – New book now available on Amazon by Uchenna Umeh, MD

·         UHS – Weekly News Digest, January 17

·         January 25 – MedDropSA – Safe, easy way to dispose of unwanted medicine.

·         January 30 – MGMA San Antonio “Practice Management 101 – Inventory Management and Purchasing Controls”

·         February 7 – San Fernando Cathedral Health Fair Gala – Posthumously

Honoring Dr. Jose Benavides, 1984 BCMS President

·         February 12 – American Heart Go Red for Women Summit and Fashion Show

·         February 20 – MGMA San Antonio Annual Education Conference

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors

BCMS is proud to


Sol Schwartz & Associates, PC

as a New

Gold Sponsor to our

Circle of Friends program.

BCMS is proud to


KW Garcia-Ayala International

as a Renewing

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

to our Circle of Friends program.

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

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San Antonio, TX 78249


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