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Building a Culture of Health Requires Diverse Leadership

February 11, 2021

Applications are now open for a unique leadership program dedicated to increasing diversity in senior medical, dental and nursing faculty.

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Medicaid and NC Health Choice Provider & Health Plan Lookup Tool

January 26, 2021

The public version of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice Provider and Health Plan Lookup Tool is now available at: https://ncmedicaidplans.gov/.

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HCA Healthcare Helps Bring Surgical and Procedure PPE Mask Manufacturing to Asheville

January 21, 2021

Through a new joint venture between HCA Healthcare and A Plus International Inc., and support from the HCA Healthcare Mission Innovation Fund, LLC, production of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be brought to North Carolina through a new manufacturing center.

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Presidential Executive Orders

January 20, 2021

Today President Biden made good on his promise to issue a series of Executive Orders (EOs). 

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BCHHS Public Health Provider Reminder: Reporting suspected or confirmed communicable diseases to BCHHS

January 4, 2021

As a reminder, physicians in NC are required by state law (NC General Statute § 130A-135) to report suspected or confirmed communicable diseases to the local health department.

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An invitation to Narrative Healthcare

January 4, 2021

Dear Doctors,

While you have been working so hard at the frontlines of the pandemic, a group of physicians, counselors, and writers in the Narrative Healthcare program at Lenoir-Rhyne have created a website offering poems, writing prompts, art, and music as sustenance during the pandemic.

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12/28/20 WCMS Congratulates Dr. Christopher Chay on his Award!

December 28, 2020

Congratulations to Messino Cancer Centers Medical Oncologist Dr. Christopher Chay for being the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Medicine Pride in the Profession Award. This award is one of the highest honors given by the American Medical Association. Dr. Chay has been honored for his efforts in championing the Oncology Medical Home model of delivering quality and value in cancer care to rural areas.

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Project Access® Receives Grant from WNC Bridge Foundation

December 10, 2020

The Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation (WCMSF) was awarded a grant from WNC Bridge Foundation.

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Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Final Rules

December 7, 2020

The AMA submitted comments on both the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) proposed rule and the Stark Law proposed rule in December 2019. While American Medical Association (AMA) staff is still analyzing the final rules, they have already prepared a topline summary of key issues, which is attached.

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WCMS 2020 Strategic Plan Quarterly Update (Q3)

December 7, 2020

WCMS has released it's Stragetic Plan Quarterly Update for Q3

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Take action: Tell Congress to support H.R. 8702

December 7, 2020

As physicians continue to battle the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing they should have to worry about is cuts to their Medicare payments. Unfortunately, without Congressional action before January 1, 2021, that nightmare scenario will become reality.

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Project Access® Receives Grant from Dogwood Health Trust

December 4, 2020

The Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation (WCMSF) based in Asheville, NC is pleased to announced that it was awarded a grant from Dogwood Health Trust, also based in Asheville. The award is to support WCMSF’s effort to assist in enrolling eligible Project Access® patients into the ACA Marketplace.

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Update: NC’s Move to Medicaid Managed Care

November 19, 2020

NC Medicaid recently published an update on the state’s move to Managed Care for physicians and PAs serving Medicaid patients.

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Imminent Cybercrime Threat to US Health Care Providers

November 2, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and two federal agencies are warning of an "imminent cybercrime threat" to US hospitals and health care providers, noting that several hospitals across the country have already been hit.

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Trump Administration released 3 rules of interest to physicians

October 30, 2020

Here are brief summaries. 

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