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San Antonio Medicine Magazine

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Ned Hodge





Important Physician News and Deadlines


Women in Healthcare: 'Then' and 'Now'
Reflecting during Women's History Month on the headway women have made in healthcare illuminates many areas of progress and also the many disparities that remain. Consider the "then" and "now" of five key issues facing women in medicine, both as professionals and patients themselves.

CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals
CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Others who especially benefit from boosters: people older than 50, pregnant people, people with multiple chronic health conditions.

- Medicare COVID vaccine info in multiple languages here
- Booster flyer in multiple languages here
- Homebound seniors: Medicare will pay a doctor or other care provider to give the COVID-19 vaccine in the home, more info here. Additionally, Texans who are homebound can call 844-90-TEXAS (844-908-3927) and select Option 2 to request a state mobile vaccination team to come to their home.

More COVID Relief Funds for Smaller Practices on the Way
The fourth phase of the federal Provider Relief Fund continues to help out medical practices impacted by COVID-19, with authorities recently announcing yet another round of funding, $43.6 million of which is going to Texas practitioners. These payments are geared toward reimbursing "smaller providers for a higher percentage of losses during the pandemic." Here's how.

Delay Upcoming Medicare Cut, TMA Tells Congress
With just days remaining until the latest Medicare physician pay cut takes effect, TMA has been lobbying for an eleventh-hour act of Congress to stop it. In a letter to all Texas members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, TMA urged Congress to delay the 1% reduction, which is scheduled to take effect April 1 and would last through June 30, then be replaced by a permanent 2% cut. Learn more.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.


Upcoming Community Events

BCMS Circle of Friends
Physicians’ Mixer Series Whiskey Tasting Event

April 14│6:30 pm - 8:30 pm│Register
Enjoy a private whiskey tasting, live music and food trucks. 
This is event is sponsored by Unite Private Networks (UPN) a Gold level member
in the BCMS Circle of Friends program and Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio.

UT Health San Antonio Open House
April 14│4:30 pm - 7:00 pm│Register
A catered, come and go event with hors d’oeuvres and dessert.
Hosted by The Department of Pediatrics, UT Health San Antonio Department Chair,
Dr. Steven R. Seidner.

San Antonio Walk 2022
April 23│8:00 am - 12:00 pm│More Info

When you walk in the Oral Cancer Foundation Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support oral cancer survivors.

SAMGMA 2022 Education Conference
May 12│8:30 am - 4:30 pm│Register


Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors



Circle of Friends Silver 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 services 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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