In this Week's Issue

  • CDC Alerts Docs to Watch for Potential Imported Marburg Cases
  • Vaccines Continue to Defend What Matters
  • TMA Fights Bad Insurance Bills While Pushing for Network Adequacy Protections
  • PHE End Brings Changes for Telehealth, Billing, and Medicaid
  • San Antonio Medicine April Issue
  • Weekly News Digest



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Important Physician News and Deadlines


CDC Alerts Docs to Watch for Potential Imported Marburg Cases
While there have been no confirmed cases of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outside Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, clinicians and public health experts should be aware of the potential for imported cases, the CDC said. Read more

Vaccines Continue to Defend What Matters
TMA's vaccine outreach program battles low immunization rates and builds community collaboration. San Antonio primary care physician John Nava, MD says its "a constant battle" to educate patients, young and old, on the severity of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially when their hesitancy comes from the misunderstanding that vaccines do more harm than the diseases they help prevent. Read full article

TMA Fights Bad Insurance Bills While Pushing for Network Adequacy Protections
The Texas Medical Association is leveraging its advocacy power against state insurance legislation that would compromise established physician and patient protections, often to the benefit of health plans, despite sometimes good intentions. Read more

PHE End Brings Changes for Telehealth, Billing, and Medicaid
The COVID public health emergency (PHE) will end May 11  and with it, several flexibilities related to telehealth coverage, virtual physician supervision of non-physician practitioners, and Medicaid enrollment for nearly 3 million Texans. TMA recently hosted two events to help guide practices through this transition. Read more



Upcoming Community Events


The Bariatric Counseling Center's Open House
April 19│4:00 - 7:00 PM│RSVP to attend
Tour the facility and meet the team of licensed therapists, dietitians and chefs, as well as their registered nurse and kinesiologist. While also enjoying samples of healthy and tasty meals.

Free CME Wellness & Coaching Webinar
April 25│Register
Transforming Stress: Mindful Techniques for Managing Pressure in the Healthcare Workplace. Discussing mindful tips every healthcare professional should know to manage stress, improve focus, and have more energy throughout the day!
Presented by Nora Vasquez, MD

2023 First Tuesdays at the Capitol
May 2│Register
Join your fellow physicians, medical students and Alliance members from across Texas and make your voice heard at the Texas Capitol. You will visit with our local legislators and discuss issues of importance to medicine.

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.

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.

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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