Jan. 4, 2020

Important Physician News and Deadlines

·         IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020

·         SA Kids BREATHE – Free program to improve lives of children with asthma

·         New Informed Consent forms for certain procedures

·         Use New Medicare IDs in 2020 to avoid rejected claims

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

·         January 24 Deadline - Volunteer for TMA Councils & Committees

·         January 31 Deadline – Resolutions for TMA House of Delegates

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

Reserve Your Seat Today – 2020 BCMS Installation of Officers

Installation Award Honorees

Volunteer for TMA Councils & Committees

BCMS Physician Wellness Program

TMA House of Delegates Resolutions

BCMS and TMA 2020 Events

Medical Community News & Events

Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)

BB&T Wealth

CBI Group

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

Reserve Your Spot Today – 2020 Installation of Officers

Installation Award Honorees

Golden Aesculapius Awards

Delbert Chumley, MD

David Shulman, MD

Fred Olin, MD

Distinguished Service Awards

Lifetime Appreciation Award

David N. Henkes, MD

William L. Henrich, MD, MACP

Louis J. Goodman, PhD

Volunteer for TMA Councils & Committees

Physicians who serve on the TMA Councils and Committees (C&Cs) help
initiate TMA policies and programs that affect the practice of medicine in many ways.


We need strong leaders from Bexar County on the following C&Cs:


  • Council on Health Care Quality
  • Council on Health Service Organizations
  • Council on Legislation
  • Council on Medical Education
  • Council on Practice Management Services
  • Council on Science and Public Health
  • Council on Socioeconomics


·         Committee on Cancer

·         Committee on Child and Adolescent Health

·         Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access

·         Committee on Physician Health and Wellness

·         Committee on Health Care Quality

Click here to read more about each TMA Council & Committee. If you are interested in serving, click here to download the form.


Please complete it and forward to or fax it to (210) 301-2150.
The deadline for volunteering is Friday, January 24, 2020.

BCMS Physician Wellness Program

You made it through the holiday season; reality sets in and life’s stresses are still there. You don’t have to bear them alone when someone to talk to is just a click away.


BCMS’s LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program is available to all members of the Bexar County Medical Society. To get started all you need is the email address that is on file with BCMS.


Click here to start your free 30-day unlimited counseling sessions. All sessions are completely confidential and conducted by Texas-licensed counselors.


Call for Resolutions

        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

BCMS and TMA 2020 Events

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 at The Witte

·         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

·         February 12, 2020 – American Heart Go Red for Women Summit and Fashion Show

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

·         UHS – Weekly News Digest January 5

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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