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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Post–COVID Conditions Among Adult COVID-19 Survivors Aged 18–64 and ≥65
As more persons are exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of patients who experience persistent symptoms or organ dysfunction after acute COVID-19 and develop post-COVID conditions have increased. COVID-19 survivors have twice the risk for developing pulmonary embolism or respiratory conditions; one in five COVID-19 survivors aged 18–64 years and one in four survivors aged ≥65 years experienced at least one incident condition that might be attributable to previous COVID-19. Continue reading.

Monkeypox Virus Infection in the United States and Other Non-Endemic Countries
Since May 14, 2022, clusters of monkeypox cases have been reported in several countries that don’t normally have monkeypox. Although previous cases outside of Africa have been associated with travel from Nigeria, most of the recent cases do not have direct travel-associated exposure risks. Read full health alert here.

New Study: No Surprises Act Prevented Over Two Million Potential Surprise Bills for Insured Americans
"The No Surprises Act shielded private health insurance enrollees from an estimated 2 million surprise bills during the first two months of the year." according to a survey by AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The 31 commercial health insurance companies who responded “reported receiving 600,000 claims covered by the surprise billing law in January and February,” and “based on claims experiences from prior years and factoring in processing delays this year, the insurance groups estimate that the true amount of such bills at 2 million.” 

Committing To Watching Just Under An Hour Of TV A Day May Help Eliminate 11% Of Coronary Heart Disease Cases
HealthDay reports, “Researchers calculated that if people committed to watching just under an hour of TV a day, 11% of coronary heart disease cases could be eliminated,” according to findings published online in BMC Medicine. 

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 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™.

2022 Summer Kickoff Party!
June 9│6 pm│Register
Come and enjoy with your colleagues as we
get ready to celebrate the summer season.
Great food and Cocktails
Music Provided by: Drew Brown Band
$500 in gift card raffles

40th Annual AAPI Convention
June 26│All Day│Register
The 2022 AAPI Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin. Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. Free CME Included for BCMS Members.


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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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