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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Updated Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Update to provide clinicians and public health authorities with updated information about an epidemiologic investigation of pediatric cases of hepatitis of unknown etiology in the United States. 

Harpers Embrace Lifesaver Program
This program provides a no-cost, CPR educational programs across San Antonio and South Texas at a grass- roots level. All courses are taught under the American Heart Association Guideline. You can view the courses here.

Knowledge Is Power in the Fight Against Fraud
Every two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) publishes a study detailing the costs, schemes, perpetrators and victims of occupational fraud. "Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations" was recently released. It covers more than 2,100 cases of white-collar crime, occurring in 133 countries. Consistent with the previous study, the 2022 report estimates that the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues each year to fraud.

Study Suggests Outdoor Events Safer Than Indoor Events Regarding Potential COVID-19 Transmission
A study from the University of Texas and the city of Austin considered the COVID-19 transmission risks at two events: a business conference with 3,000 attendees during a pandemic surge and an outdoor festival with 50,000 attendees in a low transmission period. Despite the attendance at the hypothetical outdoor festival being more than 10 times higher than at the indoor business conference, the study’s authors estimated that the festival would result in the infection of only twice as many people in the community during and after the event. Continue reading.

Data Transfer Problems Burdensome for Practices
The federal government is trying to standardize data sharing so electronic health records across the country can all speak the same language. TMA is telling officials to keep working on it in comments on draft standards "for nationwide, interoperable health information exchange." Read the letter.

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

2022 State of the Industry
May 19│6:00 pm - 9:00 pm│Register
The Health Cell premier annual event celebrating the people of San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience industry conveys five stories in the effort to advance human health.

2022 Austin Trauma & Critical Care Conference
June 1-3│All Day│Register
The curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of physicians, nurses, allied health and pre-hospital personnel caring for critically ill and injured patients in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


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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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