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It is time to nominate physicians to serve in leadership positions of the
Bexar County Medical Society in 2024.
Nomination Deadline - 5 p.m., July 12, 2023
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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Health Alert: Confirmed Case of Measles
San Antonio Metro Health has been informed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) of a confirmed case of measles in a resident of Hood County. The last confirmed measles case in Texas was in 2019. Due to the highly contagious nature of this disease, additional cases may occur. We advise clinicians to follow the recommendations provided and report any suspected cases to your local health department, preferably while the patient is present. Continue reading

Physician-Led Results: Medicaid Coverage for Women and Children
The culmination of multi-session efforts, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) scored a long-awaited win for maternal health by working with lawmakers to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from two months to a full year. It was just one of several TMA-backed measures approved by the Texas Legislature that will help women of child-bearing age. Read more

Free Live Webinar: Preparing for Medicaid Continuous Eligibility Unwinding
More than 2.5 million Texans benefitted from continuous Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Texas Medicaid has jumpstarted an unwinding process that affects eligibility for all Medicaid enrollees, nearly 6 million patients. To help practices improve continuity of care and mitigate uncompensated care, TMA will host a free live webinar on June 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm CT. Read more

AMA Declares Payment Reform an 'Urgent' Priority
During focused committee discussions, some delegates pushed back on the American Medical Association's (AMA) plan to improve physician pay, arguing that the association's current efforts are not enough. Speaking to a packed room at the AMA House of Delegates meeting, Virginia Hall, MD, a delegate for the Senior Physicians Section, called on the AMA to advocate more strongly for "fair reimbursement" under Medicare. Continue reading


Upcoming Community Events


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.

Free CME Leadership & Wellness Coaching Webinar
June 26│Register
Discover Strategies that every healthcare professional should know to streamline their clinical practice to have more professional fulfillment. You'll also learn how to design a sustainable career in medicine!

Dealing With Challenging Patient Encounters
July 11│Register
Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) is hosting a Live CME Webinar discussing strategies and techniques for responding to patient complaints, managing negative social media reviews, de-escalating disruptive and difficult patients.

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





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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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