June 14, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         Nominations NOW OPEN for 2021 BCMS Leadership Positions

·         Research Study on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Requests Feedback

·         Portal Now Open to Apply for Medicaid and CHIP Relief Funds

·         COVID-19 Update: FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations

·         Free PPE Supplies

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

Circle of Friends
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Auto Program

BCMS Calendar

BCMS/Favorite Staffing

BCMS Phone App

Credentialing Services - BCVI

LifeBridge Free Physician Counseling

Online BCMS Physician Directory

Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine


Important Physician News and Deadlines




The BCMS LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program is a

FREE benefit available to all Bexar County Medical Society members.


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Nominations NOW OPEN for 2021 BCMS Leadership Positions

The elected officers of BCMS are President, President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate Past President, Directors, etc. Nomination Deadline is July 15, 2020. Nomination Form


Research Study on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Requests Feedback

A study of emergency care involving victims of severe brain trauma is to be performed in the San Antonio area. UT Health San Antonio and University Health System are conducting a research study to learn which of two strategies for monitoring and treating patients with severe traumatic brain injury in the intensive care unit (ICU) is more likely to help them get better. Feedback or questions


Portal Now Open to Apply for Medicaid and CHIP Relief Funds

The Department of Health and Human Services has opened a portal for physicians who treat Medicaid and CHIP patients to apply for federal emergency assistance related to COVID-19.

To be eligible, physicians and health care providers must not have received payments from previous relief funds paid to physicians who participate in Medicare. Apply for funds


COVID-19 Update: FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations

In response to public health and safety concerns regarding decontaminating certain respirators, the FDA is reissuing certain emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to specify which respirators are appropriate for decontamination.


Guide for Identifying FDA EUA Authorized N95 Respirators for Battelle CCDS™ Processing


Click here to sign up for Battelle CCDS Decontamination System Services


Free PPE Supplies

Need PPE for your practice? BCMS can help! Physician practices in need 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

June 15│6 pm

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

Join meeting


Certified Nursing Assistant Education Webinar

June 18 │2pm

One-hour online webinar focused on COVID-19 and PTSD: Preserving self-care

while managing symptoms of PTSD during patient care


Telemedicine Webinar: Managing Your Risks

June 23 │12:15pm

 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 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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