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Expanding Medicaid Would Bring Millions to WNC

December 19, 2014

Western North Carolina stands to lose big. From 2016 to 2020, the cumulative business activity lost In Buncombe County totals $745 million; it reaches 54.5 million in Haywood, another 168.1 million in Henderson, 54.1 million in McDowell, and 21.7 million in Mitchell County.

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NEW WCMS MEMBER BENEFIT

December 18, 2014

WCMS  member physicians can host at their practices one of our Health Access Counselors between now and Friday, February 13, 2015 to help your patients enroll in either the HIM, Medicaid, Medicare or Project Access® (the latter for Buncombe residents only) as eligible.

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Bednarek to Serve as McDowell Hospital’s Interim President

December 15, 2014

Mission Health has announced the appointment of Bob Bednarek as interim President of McDowell Hospital, beginning January 1.

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Free Health Carnival!

December 9, 2014

Food, games, health screenings, health insurance information, and fun!

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

December 3, 2014

"Most of us probably had some individualized vision of what it meant to be a physician. I would imagine most of us were excited about the potential to make a difference in peoples’ lives, to improve the health of our communities and to collaborate with other professionals who possess a passion for medical science and its ability to do good. What happened to that passion, that vision?"

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Alert from BCDH: Pertussis Update & Letters to Parents of Local Childcare

November 26, 2014

It became apparent that the volume of children who may have been recently exposed to someone sick with pertussis was very large and that it likely would be very difficult for our staff to contact all of the involved families by phone prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Local Non-Profits Offer Free Health Insurance Literacy & Budgeting Classes

November 25, 2014

Two local non-profits are teaming up to offer a FREE two- part series on health insurance basics and budgeting for health care costs.

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Alert from BCDH: Pertussis Outbreak in WNC

November 25, 2014

Henderson and Transylvania counties are dealing with outbreaks of pertussis, here are some reminders and guidelines.

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Alert from BCDH: Updated Ebola Guidance

November 25, 2014

Please see these documents providing updated guidance to North Carolina health care providers as well as non-hospital healthcare facilities regarding assessment for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and management of suspected cases.

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Health Insurance Basics & Budgeting for Health Classes

November 12, 2014

Free two-part series taught by WCMS Health Access Team and OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling

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Get Your Uninsured Patients Insured via WCMS During Next Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 15-Feb 15)

November 7, 2014

WCMS has a cadre of fully trained and certified Health Access Counselors (HAC) ready to help enroll as many uninsured people as possible, particularly during open enrollment periods.

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2014 Mid-Term Election Results

November 5, 2014

The 2014 mid-term elections have come and gone.  What does that mean for Western North Carolina?

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Meaningful Use in 2014- The Flexibility Rule can make a difference for you!

November 4, 2014

Do you find that you are forced to use the last calendar quarter of 2014 as your meaningful use reporting period due to installation delays?

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CMS Releases Final Payment Rules for the Medicare Program

November 4, 2014

New policies focus on value, improve how care is provided, and increase transparency of information on quality

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Alert from BCDH: Updated Ebola Guidance for Non-Hospital Settings

October 27, 2014

An update from Dr. Mullendore on the guidance to NC health care providers in non-hospital facilities regarding assessment for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and initial management of suspected cases.

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