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Monkeypox Resources

Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R)
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine


Circle of Friends

Synergy FCU

US Army Medical Recruiting



Important Physician News and Deadlines


CDC Drops Quarantine Recommendation for Those Exposed to COVID
Instead of quarantining if you're exposed to COVID-19, wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on or after day 5, irrespective of vaccination status, the CDC suggested in revised COVID guidelines issued Thursday. Read more

Monkeypox: What Bexar County Doctors Need to Know
The United States now leads the world in Monkeypox cases, with more than 6,300 of the 25,391 cases worldwide. Dallas has the most cases in Texas, followed by Houston, Austin, and then San Antonio, which has 13 cases as of this writing. From now on, Monkeypox will belong in our differential diagnosis of herpes and other unexplained rashes, especially when vesicular, pustular or nodular. For the generalist, here is a quick primer by public health.

New FAQ Offers Information on Virtual Credit Card Payments
Federal authorities are clarifying the legality of health plans paying claims through virtual credit cards, which typically result in fees for practices. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an FAQ with information on virtual credit card transactions in relation to HIPAA requirements. For more information click here.

Medicare ACOs Face Key Changes in Proposed Fee Schedule
In an effort to boost participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs), Medicare has significant changes to its shared savings program on tap in the proposed 2023 physician fee schedule, and TMA reviews the details of the proposed regulation and will submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More

2022 BCMS Leadership Series
2022 BCMS Leadership Series is now enrolling participants. Develop your leadership skills to advance your career and enhance your team and work environment. Topics include Fundamentals of Leadership, Design Thinking and Leadership, Traits of High-performing Leaders, Economics of the Health Care Industry, and more. Five Saturday classes held 8 a.m. to noon every other week beginning August 27. $500 enrollment fee. Enroll Now!

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

COVID 2.0: An Updated Health Literacy ECHO for Providers
Aug 19│12:00 pm│
Health Confianza is a partnered initiative between UT Health San Antonio, UT San Antonio and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District to share relevant and usable information about COVID-19 with local providers.

Walk with a Doc

Aug 20│9:00 am - 10:00 am│Join!
This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Future walks will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

2022 BCMS Leadership Series
Aug 27, Sept 10, 24 and Oct 8, 22
 8:00 am - 12:00 pm│
Topics Include: Fundamentals of Leadership, Design Thinking and Leadership, Traits of High-Performing Leaders and Economics of the Health Care Industry..

Inaugural Symposium On Host-Microbiome Interactions
By UT Health San Antonio

Nov 3│8:00 am - 4:00 pm│Save the Date
This event welcomes researchers, healthcare professionals and students in the region to explore the latest discoveries in host-microbiome interaction and oral-gut-brain axis research!

Child Maltreatment Recognition Training Course
10 Modules│150 minutes│Register
This course is designed to strengthen and reinforce knowledge and skills in areas of child maltreatment recognition and reporting.


Circle of Friends Platinum 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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