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Sol Schwartz & Associates, PC

Important Physician News and Deadlines

RSV Shots for Infants in Short Supply
The monoclonal antibody for preventing the respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, in infants is in short supply, and federal officials are advising doses be prioritized for those at the highest risk for severe illness, with the drug’s manufacturer saying demand has outpaced expectations. Continue reading

Health Workers Face Mental Health Crisis
Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sounding the alarm on a mental health crisis for health workers around the country. Using nationwide survey data between 2018 and 2022, a new report from the agency found that nearly half of health workers reported feeling burned out in 2022, up from under a third four years prior. Continue reading

Experts Stress Importance of Vaccination as Respiratory Season Approaches
The first signs of respiratory virus season are just starting to show in the United States, but experts stress the importance of getting vaccinated now to stay healthy through the winter and reduce strain on the health care system. Forecasts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that this respiratory disease season will be similar to last year — which saw hospitals more full than at any other point in the pandemic — and worse than pre-pandemic years once again. Read more

CMS to Implement Street Medicine Code

Following advocacy from the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and medical student members, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a place of service code for street medicine, making it possible for physicians to get paid for services provided to people who are currently unhoused effective Oct. 1. Read more

Upcoming Community Events
Military Health Institute Distinguished Lecture Series
November 1│RSVP here
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio presents Lieutenant General Peak, who will give a lecture titled, “"Veterans Day - University, Military, VA collaboration in San Antonio - a Perspective."

Fetal Infant Morbidity Review (FIMR)
November 7│Register
San Antonio Metro Health presents an eligible CME credit (3.5 hours) workshop to assess key elements in congenital syphilis prevention.

Uncork to Support San Antonio
November 10│Register
Be a part of the 3rd Annual Uncork to Support San Antonio and enjoy a wine tasting experience in support of families affected by cancer.

Recovery Science ECHO
November 15│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).

Meeting Challenges in Medical Staffing
November 16│Register
Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) presents a live 2-hour CME webinar discussing medical practice staffing issues such as hiring, retention, and managing liability.

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.
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