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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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Ebola Fact Sheet

October 23, 2014

What do you need to know about Ebola?

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Wilmington Health: Health Care Reform “In the Trenches”

October 22, 2014

Governor McCrory and Secretary of the NC DHHS Aldona Wos visited Wilmington Health last summer as part of their statewide tour of accountable care organizations (ACOs).  A physician-owned, multispecialty group practice with more than 160 providers, Wilmington Health was able to show and tell the visiting dignitaries just how they have been able to improve quality of care, reduce costs and provide excellent patient experiences.

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Alert from HCDPH: Ebola Assessment for Practices

October 20, 2014

The key partners within the healthcare community of Henderson County met to discuss Ebola preparedness and to coordinate response plans.

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2013-2014 Voting Records on Key Healthcare Issues

October 15, 2014

There were some important healthcare bills voted on during the 2013-2014 legislative session.  This is an explanation of WCMS' position on each bill and how WNC Senators & Representatives voted on said bills.

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Alert from BCDH: Updates on Flu, EV-D68 and Pertussis

October 15, 2014

Although Ebola is on everyone’s mind, I wanted to update you on current recommendations and surveillance regarding some respiratory illnesses that we are seeing or expect to be seeing soon in our community.

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Alert from BCDH: Updated Ebola Guidance for NC Providers

October 14, 2014

Due to the first diagnosed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the US, the NC Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is pushing out updated guidance for medical providers and reminding providers of their critical role in identifying and isolating suspected cases.

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Remember to Vote!

October 10, 2014

Do you know all the races where you are eligible to vote?  Do you know about all or even many of the candidates who are running?

If you don't have good answers to those questions, go to the Board of Elections website.

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Buncombe County HHS Partners with MAHEC to Improve Community Health Outcomes

October 10, 2014

A new model to improve Buncombe County’s community health outcomes is being developed to bridge the gap between clinical behavior change efforts and community-wide efforts at improving population health through a partnership between Buncombe County Health & Human Services (BCHHS) and MAHEC.

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North Carolina ACOs Rank in Top 15 Percent Nationally for Quality of Care

October 9, 2014

Four of the six participating ACOs in North Carolina ranked in the top 15 percent in quality of care for their patients. The North Carolina General Assembly has been considering the merits of the accountable care model to reform the state’s Medicaid system. The issue no doubt will be a topic of hot debate when the legislature reconvenes in January.

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