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In this Week's Issue

  • Last Chance for a Tax Deduction for BCMS/TMA Dues This Year
  • New Leadership Summit Heeds Physicians’ Calls for Career Training
  • CDC Warns of More Infectious Mpox Strain
  • Send TMA Your Prior Authorization Nightmare Stories
  • San Antonio Medicine December Issue
  • Weekly News Digest

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Last Chance for a Tax Deduction for BCMS/TMA Dues This Year
Did you know that approximately 90% of your membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses? 100% of BCMS and 90% of TMA dues are tax deductible. If you haven’t already done so, click here to renew your membership for 2024 today. Have questions about your membership benefits or want to get involved? Visit the BCMS website or contact the BCMS Membership Department or call (210) 301-4398.

New Leadership Summit Heeds Physicians’ Calls for Career Training
Heeding members’ requests to extend TMA’s leadership training opportunities, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) will host a Leadership Summit – formerly Winter Conference – Jan. 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. Read more

CDC Warns of More Infectious Mpox Strain
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that a more infectious mpox virus strain has been found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The CDC has also stated that the new strain, Clade I MPXV, has not been detected in the US, but clinicians should be aware of the strain for people who have traveled to Congo. Read more

Send TMA Your Prior Authorization Nightmare Stories
Your personal stories of the impact of prior authorization requirements on your practice and patient care – including any patient harm due to prior authorization request delays or denials – can give the Texas Medical Association (TMA) the ammunition it needs to fight this problem. Please submit your stories via TMA's secure email portalClick here for more information

Upcoming Community Events
BCMS Spurs Outing
December 17│Get tickets here
Join us at the Frost Bank Center as the Spurs take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
Tickets starting at $35!

Recovery Science ECHO
December 20│Register
UT Health San Antonio presents a research-focused ECHO program intended to grow a diverse workforce skilled in conducting recovery science research to address knowledge gaps in peer recovery support services (PRSS).

Leadership Summit
January 25 - 27│Register
The TMA Leadership Summit is a unique opportunity for emerging and established physician leaders to come together and focus on the skills that will help them grow as trusted figures in their practice, organization, and community.

VIPs at Sea
February 18 - 25│Register here
7 Night Physician Well-Being "Cruise" on Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship for physicians and their guests. Earn up to 28 CME credits!
Use referral code BCMSTX when registering!

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.
Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsors
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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