The Weekly Dose

Jan. 26, 2020

Important Physician News and Deadlines

·         January 31 Deadline – Resolutions for TMA House of Delegates

·         Submit 2019 QPP Data by March 31 to Avoid a 7% MIPS Payment Cut

·         SA Metro Health/DSHS HEALTH ADVISORY: Mercury Poisoning Linked to Tainted Skin Creams – January 21

·         SA Metro Health ADVISORY: Novel Coronavirus – January 21

·         First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States – January 21

·         CDC – Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals – 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program

San Antonio Medicine Auto Review

BCMS Call for Resolutions

Medical Community News & Events

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)

The Bank of San Antonio

IRC Investment Realty Company

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

LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program – Free Member Service

Stressed? Depressed? Just need someone to talk to?

Help is just a click away!


The BCMS 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.


San Antonio Medicine Auto Review

Check out the Auto Review by Stephen Schutz, MD in the January edition of San Antonio Medicine.

Looking at another vehicle check out our Auto Review Archives.


The BCMS Auto and Truck Concierge can find your next vehicle.

To use the Auto Program service let us know the year, make, model, color and equipment desired and BCMS handles the details for you.

Three ways to access the Auto Program:
1. Complete our 
Online Vehicle Request
2. Call 210-301-4367
3. Email

Wide range of Franchise dealers with New and thousands of Pre-Owned vehicles. Financing as low as 2.5% With approved credit.

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

·         UHS – Weekly News Digest, January 24

·         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

·         April 2-3 – UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Annual Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Conference 2020 “Bridging Oncology & Primary Care

Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors

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


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