This is my Exam Room, Not Your Soapbox

May 11, 2015

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: This is my Exam Room, Not Your Soapbox
The N.C. General Assembly feels otherwise.

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WCMS STANDS AGAINST HOUSE BILL 465: “Clarify & Modify Certain Abortion Laws”

April 30, 2015

The Western Carolina Medical Society opposes HB 465. The bill is a direct assault on patient access to care, patient safety, patient privacy, and physician training.

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Survey Results - How Will the 3% Medicaid Cut Affect Your Practice?

April 29, 2015

Here are the results from the WCMS surveywhich was included in the April 20 publication of Vital Signs.

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From NCMS: STOP the 14 month retroactive taking of payments from Medicaid's doctors

February 24, 2015

In 2013, the NC General Assembly included a 3% “withhold” for all Medicaid services with the intention of using that money as the foundation of a shared-savings program with providers.

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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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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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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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WCMS Conducting a Virtual Candidate Forum

September 20, 2014

WCMS is conducting a virtual candidate forum to gather responses from NC State House & Senate candidates on important healthcare topics.

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WCMS Stands in Support of House Bill 1181 (Physician-led A.C.O.)

July 30, 2014

Read this letter from Dr. Bob Henderson II, WCMS President-Elect, regarding Medicaid Reform. 

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NCMS EVP/CEO Responds to Senate Vote on Medicaid Reform

July 24, 2014

"Today the Senate had a clear choice between the health of our state’s most vulnerable citizens and the health of Wall Street corporations, and they chose the corporations."

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Senate’s Proposed Medicaid Bill Harmful to Patients

July 21, 2014

Read this op-ed, published in the Asheville Citizen-Times, written by WCMS CEO, Miriam Schwarz

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WCMS stands AGAINST the Senate’s Medicaid Reform proposal

July 17, 2014

The Senate proposal would harm physicians, harm WNC's most vulnerable patients, and harm WNC’s local economy.

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

July 9, 2014

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

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WCMS Stands in Support of HB 1181, North Carolina Medicaid Modernization

July 7, 2014

Read the WCMS letter to NC State Senators who represent WNC regarding a Medicaid reform bill

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WCMS Goes Back to Raleigh for Second White Coat Wednesday!

June 23, 2014

On May 28th CEO Miriam Schwarz along with Dr. Bob Henderson (Ob/Gyn) travelled to Raleigh to meet with Sens. Hise, Van Duyn, and Reps. Ramsey, Moffitt, and Whitmire.

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