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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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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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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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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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ONC Guides for Implementing 21st Century Cures Act related to electronic health information

October 26, 2020

As we shared with the Federation earlier this year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released regulations implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) requiring physicians to comply with new regulations on the access, exchange, and use of patients’ electronic health information (EHI).

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Dogwood Health Trust Names Susan Mims Interim CEO

October 21, 2020

Dear Community Partners, 
 
I’m pleased to announce that Dogwood Health Trust has named Susan Mims, MD, MPH Interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Mims will join Dogwood Health Trust in December, partnering with the board and staff to ensure continuity in grantmaking and drive forward strategic initiatives.

 

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Crush the Crisis- Opioid Take Back Day

October 12, 2020

Mission Health is participating with this year’s National Take Back Day on 10/24/20 by hosting “Crush the Crisis” events: drive-through collection sites at all of our regional hospitals for the community to anonymously drop off unused and expired medication for proper disposal. Mission Hospital’s flyer shares details about each regional event and items that can be accepted.

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MAHEC’s IDD Assessment Clinic

September 25, 2020

MAHEC’s IDD Assessment Clinic provides comprehensive health assessments for adult and young adult patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). 

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WCMS 2020 Strategic Plan Quarterly Update (Q2)

September 8, 2020

OUR VISION is to serve as a dynamic physician/physician assistant community dedicated to a healthy, vibrant western North Carolina (WNC).
OUR VALUES are integrity, inclusion, and innovation.
OUR PARTNERS include Independent Physicians, Employed Physicians, Physician Assistants, Community Leaders, Sponsors/Businesses, Donors/Funders, Health System Leaders, Practice Managers, Patients, and Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) employees

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A Message from Our WCMS Foundation Chair: Dr. Carol Coulson

September 4, 2020

It’s that time of year when we lament the end of summer yet find rejuvenation in the promise of fall. There is a hint of crispness and pumpkin spice latte in the early morning air. The school buses are back in the neighborhood elementary school parking lot ready to roll when they can. Whether you watched your kindergartner go to his first class ever, or packed your college senior off for her last year, it’s a bittersweet time.

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