September 14, 2021
From NCMS: To keep you fully informed about our work on your behalf at the NC General Assembly, we are sharing a letter Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC sent to legislative leadership voicing support for SB249/HB277 the SAVE Act.
September 9, 2021
On Sept. 8, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr., granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of North Carolina triggering the release of federal funds to help people and communities recover from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred that occurred Aug. 16-18, 2021.
September 8, 2021
On behalf of our physician and medical student members, the American Medical Association (AMA)
appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on the July 12, 2021, Interim Final Rule (IFR):
Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I, implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act
(NSA), signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
September 8, 2021
Global warming is the greatest threat to public health, and world leaders cannot wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to end before they address it, the editors of more than 230 medical journals said in a joint statement Sept. 5.
"Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases," the journal editors said in the statement, which was published in various journals worldwide including The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine.
September 2, 2021
Protecting Americans’ health and well-being has always been at the heart of fighting climate change, and now for the first time, its importance is being elevated at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
August 26, 2021
Health care providers in western NC have drafted a joint letter encouraging patients and residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The letter is being published on social media and in print newspapers across our region 8/29/21 – 9/2/21.
August 19, 2021
You may be aware that the HIE Act deadline was extended until January 2023 as a result of a collaborative effort to bring additional relief to health care providers who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 17, 2021
After nine and a half years leading the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Jeffery Heck, MD, has announced plans to retire as CEO of the Asheville-based academic health center and safety net provider.
August 16, 2021
Mission Health is accepting applications from throughout the community for the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship, with the aim of making college more affordable for minority high school seniors and college students from Western North Carolina who are pursuing careers in healthcare
August 9, 2021
Steffi Rausch and Vaidila Satvika
July 16, 2021
Attached are two charts the American Medical Association (AMA) created. The first is the Specialty impact table, combining the proposals and the CF decrease. It is at a more granular specialty level than the one in the Proposed Rule. The second is an Excel table that is at the code level.
June 15, 2021
Western Carolina Medical Society will mark Juneteenth as a paid day off where employees are encouraged to reflect, learn and take action for racial justice.
May 26, 2021
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A mobile vaccine initiative in the mountains is being expanded thanks to an $80,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.
May 25, 2021
BCHHS Public Health Provider Alert
May 20, 2021
Asheville, NC – Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) and the Healthy Healer Program are pleased to announce the addition of Frederick Murphy, LCMHC as a participating therapist.