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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† THE WEEKLY DOSE

†††††††††††††††††† The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Weekís Issue

         202O Censusí Importance to Your Patients

         TMB Answers PMP Questions

         Peripheral Vascular Association Launches The PVA Channel

         Mosquito Repellant Covered Under State Health Plans

         Upcoming Community Events

         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

The 2020 Censusí Importance to Your Patients †

The 2020 Census is gearing up, the data collected for Texas will tell us how $675 billion in federal funding will be distributed for programs including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, adoption assistance and several others. A Texas undercount would affect funding for these programs so we are asking physicians to stress the importance of participation to their patients. Their information is kept confidential from government branches. 2020 Census Resources


TMB Clears Up Questions About Texas PMP Checks

Starting March 1st, all physicians will be required to check a patientís prescription history for evidence of doctor-shopping or drug diversion prior to prescribing certain medications. With this new law going into effect, itís resulting in many questions and the TMB is providing answers. In addition, TMA has created a PMP Section in their website as a resource to physicians.


Peripheral Vascular Association Launches The PVA Channel

Peripheral Vascular Associates recently launched The PVA Channel, a resource to help educate the community on vascular disease symptoms, causes and treatments. These short videos by PVA Physicians, will focus on a different topic each week so be sure to tune in.

Click to view The PVA Channel


Mosquito Repellant Now Covered Under State Health Programs

With summer just around the corner, itís important to start protecting ourselves from mosquito-borne disease such as the Zika virus. HHSC issued a standing order this week, that mosquito repellant is now covered in Medicaid, CHIP and other state health programs. The order itself serves as a prescription so patients do not need to contact their physician. You can read the full article here

Upcoming Community Events

Alzheimerís/Dementia Panel Discussion and Meet the Experts
February 23RSVP

BCMS Alliance Presents Journey to Spring Luncheon
February 25│ RSVP

Webinar: Understanding Your Cyber Insurance
February 25│RSVP

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference
February 26-28│RSVP

MGMA San Antonio Management 101 Series
March 17│ RSVP

National Doctorís Day
March 30

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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