In this Week's Issue

  • TMA Leadership College Class of 2024 Applications Are Now Open Online
  • TMA Pushes for Site Neutrality in Medicare Reform
  • Drug Costs Lead Millions in the US to Not Take Medications as Prescribed
  • Get Specialized Help 365 days a Year With the 2-1-1 Helpline
  • San Antonio Medicine June Issue
  • Weekly News Digest


BCMS is pleased to announce Dr. M. "Hamed" Reza Mizani has been appointed to the Board of Directors as of June 1, 2023, to fill a vacancy on the Board through
December 2023.

Dr. Mizani is a Nephrologist at South Texas Renal Care Group.
Congratulations, Dr. Mizani!




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TMA Leadership College Class of 2024 Applications Are Now Open Online
Applications are due Friday, June 16th, and applicants will be notified of their status in August. The first class will be held in-person in Austin on October 27-28, 2023. Full schedule is available here

TMA Pushes for Site Neutrality in Medicare Reform
Ensuring Medicare payment is the same for services regardless of their setting is key to sustaining medical practices. However, Medicare's policy of allowing hospital-owned outpatient clinics to charge more than medical practices and ambulatory surgery centers for most medical procedures encourages private insurers to use the same uneven rates, though the facilities and the care they give is largely the same. Read the Texas Medicine story

Drug Costs Lead Millions in the US to Not Take Medications as Prescribed
Millions of adults in the United States are not taking their medications as prescribed because of costs, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most adults between ages of 18 and 64 took at least one prescription medication in 2021. Though, more than 8% of them about 9.2 million people said they tried to save money by skipping doses, taking less than prescribed or delaying a prescription fill. Read more

Get Specialized Help 365 days a Year With the 2-1-1 Helpline
Sometimes the most difficult problem to face is knowing where to turn for help. Dial 2-1-1 or 210.227.4357 and call specialists provide solutions, in English or Spanish. Calls are free and confidential. For more information


Upcoming Community Events


Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium 2023
June 13 - 15│Register
Brush up your suicide prevention, intervention and postvention skills, while also taking the opportunity to expand your personal suicide prevention network. 

Hoops & Health: Basketball Tournament & Men's Health Fair
June 17│Team registration here
In recognition of National Men's Health Week, Metro Health's Diabetes Prevention & Control program has partnered with the YMCA to offer a Men's Health Fair and
3v3 Basketball Tournament.

2023 STRAC Regional Emergency Healthcare Systems Conference
June 19 - 21│Register
This year there will be a stellar lineup of regionally and nationally accredited speakers presenting on topics from Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Pediatrics, Perinatal, Behavioral Health, Disaster Response, Cardiac, and Stroke.

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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