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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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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WCMS Goes to Raleigh for White Coat Wednesday

May 30, 2014

WCMS staff and Dr. Bob Henderson attended White Coat Wednesday event on May 28, 2014 in Raleigh.

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NCMS Letter to NC Senate Regarding Budget Proposal

May 30, 2014

Read the letter written by NCMS CEO to the NC Senate regarding aspects of their recent budget proposal.

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From NCMS: Governor Recommends Elimination of 3 Percent Medicaid Rate Cut

May 16, 2014

The Governor recommended yesterday, in his 2014-2015 Budget Recommendations, to rescind the rate reduction due to the complexity of implementing the budget provision authorizing the cut. The money outlay appears to be enough to reimburse those providers affected by the cut to date.

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The Economic Impact of Physicians in North Carolina

May 14, 2014

These data show the impact our local physicians have, in both direct and indirect job creation as well as to the cultural and social life in western North Carolina

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NC Derms Need Help to Protect Kids from Tanning Beds, Cancer

April 13, 2014

Doctors across North Carolina are using May to focus on legislation to keep teens out of tanning beds and protect them from the dangers of UV radiation.

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Medical Society Letter to NCDHHS Regarding 3% Medicaid Cut

March 31, 2014

The undersigned organizations wish to communicate their collective disagreement with the Department’s proposed SPAs, which if approved, would cut Medicaid provider payment rates by 3% effective January 1, 2014.

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Health Groups Line Up In Support of DHHS' Medicaid Reform Plan

March 18, 2014

Yesterday, the North Carolina DHHS presented its Medicaid reform plan to the General Assembly. Here is what they are saying about this realistic and achievable plan.

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DHHS Presents Realistic and Achievable Medicaid Reform Framework

February 26, 2014

This new framework is based on feedback from the two previous Medicaid Reform Advisory Group meetings, and from traveling to meet with stakeholders across the state. The framework takes the form of five recommendations to create a Medicaid system that rewards healthy outcomes.

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Get Covered America NC Statement on HHS Enrollment Numbers Released Today

February 13, 2014

160,161 North Carolinians have enrolled in quality health coverage as of February 1 through the Health Insurance Marketplace and 90 percent will be getting financial help.

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