AMA Statement on VA Proposed Rule on Advanced Practice Nurses

May 26, 2016

Statement attributable to: Stephen R. Permut, M.D., J.D., Board Chair, American Medical Association

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Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care, LLC

December 7, 2015

North Carolina’s largest health systems announce a collaboration to investigate development of a provider-led and owned Medicaid only Prepaid Health Plan

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CCNC Awarded Funds from CMS

September 30, 2015

CCNC receives $18.6 million Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative award.  
Collaborative network will join federal government and other partners in supporting large-scale healthcare transformation among clinician practices.

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HHS takes next step in advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act

September 4, 2015

Proposed rule implements new protections against sex discrimination; enhances language assistance; protects individuals with disabilities; and extends to insurers participating in Health Insurance Marketplaces

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Four Seasons Pilots Medicare Reform through Innovative Community Palliative Care Model

August 25, 2015

In collaboration with the Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton, Four Seasons will test a new model for community-based palliative care across the continuum of care spanning in-patient and outpatient settings. 

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Patient Centered Medical Homes Create Healthier Communities

May 18, 2015

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an innovative model for population health management that is improving the way that providers and primary care practices care for patients. In this model, providers expand access to patients and support them in achieving mutually agreed upon health goals. Patients have the opportunity to become more engaged in their own care and are empowered to work to improve unhealthy behaviors

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WCMS' Current Legislative Priorities 5/14/15

May 14, 2015

Based on multiple discussions with NCMS, meetings with legislators, and Board review, WCMS is currently focusing on these legislative priorities, which may change in the ensuing weeks as these issues are moving targets. Please contact if you have questions or if you would like to get involved in advocacy.

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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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Innovations in Medical Practice in WNC: Trillium Family Medicine Revisited

February 6, 2015

WCMS’ Health Innovations highlights WNC physicians, practices and programs that are on the cutting edge of healthcare transformation, both big and small. WCMS supports local physician members who are change agents by recognizing them and sharing among other WCMS members and the general community information about these local innovations.  If you know of such a physician or practice, please contact us and we will check it out.

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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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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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A New Face for Charity Care

September 3, 2014

Read this national article about the role of charity care after the Affordable Care Act, which mentions WCMS' Project Access program!

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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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WCMS Foundation Counsels 111 Project Access® Program Patients About The Health Insurance Marketplace

May 14, 2014

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2014 Annual Campaign Launches

April 7, 2014

WCMS Foundation Annual Campaign Launches “EXPANDING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN WNC”

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