In this Week's Issue

  • Young Physicians: Join TMA's 2024 Leadership College
  • What's New in Value-Based Care
  • Be Well Texas Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility Providing Substance Use Treatment Services Statewide
  • Prevent Improper Code Bundling With New Medicare Tool
  • San Antonio Medicine May Issue
  • Weekly News Digest

 

 

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

 

Young Physicians: Join TMA's 2024 Leadership College
Are you ready to take the next step within organized medicine? The TMA Leadership College offers physicians the opportunity to grow their leadership skills. Important topics covered include interpersonal relationships, negotiation, conflict, management, legislative advocacy, and media training. Applications are now open for the TMA Leadership College Class of 2024. Learn more and apply

What's New in Value-Based Care
Once dubbed unicorns, value-based care models that eschew fee-for-service payment in favor of rewarding quality over quantity have, in fact, materialized. Here's a look at changes concerning those models and how practices can adapt. Read the Texas Medicine story

Be Well Texas Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility Providing Substance Use Treatment Services Statewide
Be Well Texas, a program offering treatment and recovery support for substance use and mental health, is celebrating the grand opening of its new 20,000-square-foot facility that provides for comprehensive services anywhere in the state, regardless of ability to pay. The center also conducts research and provides education and training for providers. Read more

Prevent Improper Code Bundling With New Medicare Tool
Physicians can take advantage of a new Medicare tool to sort through the thousands upon thousands of service codes that can be bundled together for claims payment  and avoid improper billing. Read more

 

 

Upcoming Community Events

 

Heal Thy Self Through Science and Spirituality
April 29 - 30│Register
A two day stress management workshop that incorporates speakers of lifestyle, integrative and internal medicine, psychiatry, and more.

2023 First Tuesdays at the Capitol
May 2│Register
Last chance to make your voice heard as a group at the Texas Capitol. Join your fellow physicians, medical students and Alliance members to visit with local legislators and discuss the very important issues to your patients and the practice of medicine. The legislative session ends May 29, 2023, and there are still lots of bills to be voted on.

The Health Cell's 10th Anniversary of State of the Industry
May 11│Register
Come celebrate the State of the Industry's decade long event that celebrates San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience industry every year through stories of local trailblazers and their world-changing work.

Cybersecurity Health Care Partnership Breakfast
May 16│RSVP here
As health care technology advances, so do the risks of cyber attacks and data breaches. It's more important than ever for physicians to protect their systems and patient data from these threats. The Bank of San Antonio (BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors) invites you to an exclusive event aimed at helping physicians better protect their practice against cybersecurity attacks.

2023 Weitzman Institute Symposium: Community Violence, Trauma, and Racial Healing
May 17│Register
Get energized by award-winning social change agent Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, as she shares her approaches to healing from past and present day harms of racism to affect change.

From Surviving to Thriving: Paving Your Way to Wellness
May 18 - 19│Register
CHCS is excited to bring back the 21st Annual Bexar County Behavioral Health & Wellness Conference. This free, two-day conference connects the local community to valuable information and local resources that can help spark their moment of change.

TexMed 2023
May 19 - 20│Register
TexMed is TMA's largest annual conference and is hosted in-person. Network with physician leaders, explore CME tracks, and enjoy two keynote presentations. Attendees can also find an Expo Hall full of the latest technologies, services, and product knowledge.

Pediatrics Now Podcast
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This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.

 

 

 

 

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