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Letter from the WCMS President- D. Gus Vickery, MD

The first of three letters from the President in 2014.  By Dr. David Gus Vickery, MD, WCMS President.

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HeartStrings 2014 Press Release

12th Annual Heartstrings Family Fun Challenge supporting WCMS’s Project Access®

Heartstrings Family Fun Challenge will be part of Asheville's popular Mountain Sports Festival held over Memorial Day Weekend at Carrier Park. This event raises funds to support WCMS’s Project Access® Program, which provides 4,000 uninsured, low-income individuals annually with the critical healthcare they need.

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NC Derms Need Help to Protect Kids from Tanning Beds, Cancer

Doctors across North Carolina are using May to focus on legislation to keep teens out of tanning beds and protect them from the dangers of UV radiation.

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From the AMA: Physicians Respond to Release of Medicare Payment Data

CMS’ release of physician payment data continued to receive extensive coverage, with some major US newspapers carrying front-page stories on the topic and some devoting multiple stories to the subject.

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From the AMA: CMS Announcement Regarding Physician Data Release

On Wednesday, April 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its plan “to provide the public unprecedented access” to individual physician and certain other health care professionals’ Medicare Part B data

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2014 Annual Campaign Launches

WCMS Foundation Annual Campaign Launches “EXPANDING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN WNC”

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Medical Society Letter to NCDHHS Regarding 3% Medicaid Cut

The undersigned organizations wish to communicate their collective disagreement with the Department’s proposed SPAs, which if approved, would cut Medicaid provider payment rates by 3% effective January 1, 2014.

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Triad Health Network Founded on Unique Relationship with Cone Health

Every ACO in North Carolina is "homegrown" in its particular population and faces its own challenges as well as advantages, but some transcendent lessons can be gleaned from each uniqute situation.  Triad HealthCare Network (THN), based in Greensboro, for example, may be considered distinctive because of its relationship with the local hospital and employed physician network at Cone Health.

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Health Groups Line Up In Support of DHHS' Medicaid Reform Plan

Yesterday, the North Carolina DHHS presented its Medicaid reform plan to the General Assembly. Here is what they are saying about this realistic and achievable plan.

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Get Covered Buncombe

Enroll in the NC Health Insurance Marketplace by March 31st.  In-Person Help is Available.  Help is Free.

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3/12/14 Update: NC’s Enrollment into Insurance Marketplace

Some 4.2 million people enrolled in health-care plans using government portals as of last month, the Obama administration said Tuesday. Here is a quick summary of NC numbers.

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Dr. Fields' Presentation on the Future of Primary Care in WNC

Access the power point slides from Dr. Fields' presentation

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Doctor’s Day to be Celebrated on March 20 at Mission Hospital

Physicians Receive Their Own Health Check-Up, Lab Work, Food and Gifts Galore!

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Flood the Phone Lines of Congress to Repeal SGR

Make sure you're part of a nationwide effort March 5 to literally flood the phone lines of Congress. On this National Action Day for SGR Repeal, the American Medical Association is rallying physicians and others in the health care as well as patients and their families who depend on Medicare to voice their support of legislation that will permanently repeal the SGR and establish new payment systems that will support high-quality patient care.

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Project Access Innovations Continue!

Project Access plans in the coming year to integrate with our Certified Application Counselor functions with the goal of enrolling as many uninsured people as possible into the marketplace.

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