May 31, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         BCMS COVID-19 Resource Page

·         DSHS Surveillance Case Definitions for COVID-19

·         Pediatricians Care for and Protect Children Admist the Pandemic

·         COVID-19 Deadlines and Extensions for Doctors

·         COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities

·         Free PPE Supplies

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

DSHS Surveillance Case Definitions for COVID-19

As of May 11, 2020- In accordance with The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), DSHS has adopted the following case classification strategy. The new definition is for a probable case of COVID-19; there are multiple criteria that can lead to this classification. 

See the attached document for full guidance.


Pediatricians Care for and Protect Children Amidst the Pandemic

As Governor Abbott and his team begin to reopen our state, Texas pediatricians are ready to have children and adolescents for whom they provide care back in their offices. President of the Texas Pediatric Society has released an article on the “new normal”. View full article here.


COVID-19 Deadlines and Extensions for Doctors

Update on deadlines and extensions including telemedicine prices and services, Medicare’s 2019 and 2020 QPP deadline and feedback. View deadlines


COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities

Health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis on or after February 4, 2020 can request claims reimbursement and will be reimbursed generally at Medicare rates, subject to available funding. Apply here.


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

May 26│6 pm

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

Join meeting

 Meeting number (access code): 133 794 6270

Meeting password: covid19


Annual Border Health Conference


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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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