WHAT WE DO

For Providers

WCMS is a thriving professional association of 700+ physician and physician assistant members dedicated to promoting a healthy, vibrant Western North Carolina.

WCMS PROVIDER MEMBERSHIP

Discover the Benefits of WCMS Membership

Your membership makes a difference for you and your community. Membership is open to physicians and physician assistants in Western NC.

  • ADVOCACY

    Help shape healthcare policy through WCMS’ engagement with legislators and policy makers.

  • COMMUNICATIONS

    Be informed on the ever changing healthcare landscape through weekly member-only newsletters, the WCMS website, and social media.

  • LEADERSHIP

    Develop leadership skills and apply them through participation on WCMS boards and councils.

  • MARKETING / PR

    Showcase your expertise to the public and your peers through media campaigns.

  • DISCOUNTS

    Save money with our Preferred Vendors in financial, mortgage, and practice management service areas as well as dicounts on the WCMS Interpreter Network (WIN).

  • PHILANTHROPY

    Improve the wellness of our community through WCMS Foundation programs such as Project Access®, WCMS Interpreter Network (WIN) and the Charles Blair Health Parity Scholarship.

What our Members Have to Say

“I’m a member of WCMS because I enjoy having further information about what’s going on in the political community around me and in the medical community around me.”

“I joined WCMS because I’m so busy taking care of patients all day I don’t have time for all the medical, political morass that we have to deal with. These guys do a great job of it and I’m so grateful for that.”

Ready to Join?

Visit our Membership page to learn more about the benefits and how you can get started today!

We always welcome your feedback. Please send us an email or call 828-274-2267  if you have additional questions or to tell us how we can make membership with WCMS more valuable.

PROJECT ACCESS FOR PROVIDERS

How Does it Work?

Providers pledge an annual commitment to the program. This is a number of patients to see throughout their course of care as opposed to a number of visits. The pledge amount can be for the practice as a whole or individually by provider and can be per month or for the year. Providers and practices are not reimbursed for these visits. All care, supplies and staff time is donated. No money is exchanged for visits; Project Access is not an insurance program, it is however a way to help our community members stabilize their health so that health insurance is more attainable.

“Project Access® fills an urgent need in our community allowing us to coordinate preventive and wellness care that keeps patients’ overall health at a higher level. As a result, our volunteer physicians limit the episodes of crisis care such as hospitalization or emergency care, which is always more expensive and less desirable for patients.”

Bill Hathaway, MD

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer provider for Project Access?

Contact Rosalia McHattie, Program Lead, at 828-274-2267 ext. 1307 or rosalia@mywcms.org

Do you need to schedule an interpreter for a patient?

Contact the WCMS Interpreter Network (WIN) at 828-274-0950 or win@mywcms.org

To contact our Health Access Navigator Team:

Call us at 828-274-6989 or email projectaccess@mywcms.org

*The Health Access Navigator Team works with applicants, verifications, referrals, denials and other daily Project Access operations.

*We can provide our tax ID if you require it for your records. Please send us a claim for each Project Access visit so that we can keep track of kept appointments. We can provide a quarterly count to each office to monitor referrals.

Thank You Project Access Volunteers!

Project Access exists thanks to the donations of local physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and other providers. Every year we place an ad in the Asheville Citizen-Times to thank our volunteers. This ad typically runs in the summer and thanks providers for care in the previous year.

WCMS INTERPRETER NETWORK (WIN)

Don’t let a Language Barrier come between you and your Patients.

WIN is a program of the WCMS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

We are dedicated to breaking language barriers to improve access to care and reduce health disparities. We provide interpretive services to practices for appointments with limited English proficient (LEP) Project Access patients at no cost to the patient or the provider. This includes multi-hour chemotherapy infusions, physical therapy, surgery, and more. We obtain grants and donations to offer free interpretive services to providers who serve low-income, uninsured LEP patients in rural and underserved counties in Western North Carolina. WIN continues to work to increase access to care for all LEP individuals in our region.

WIN provides expert interpretation and translation services in more than 12 languages, including ASL plus:

  • 24/7 Access to On-Site Interpreters
  • Phone Interpretation Services
  • Document Translation Services
  • Easy Scheduling
  • Confirmation of Appointments Through WIN
  • Affordable Rates

Work and Collaborate with Qualified Interpreters you can Trust:

  • Tested for Language Proficiency
  • Trained in Medical Terminology
  • Culturally Competent
  • HIPAA - Compliant
  • Adhere to the Standards Practice and National Interpreter Code of Ethics for Interpreters

Join our growing list of clients, including:

  • Mission Health Systems
  • Asheville Gastroenterology Associates
  • RHA Behavioral Health Services
  • Mountain Area Pediatric Associates
  • Pardee Hospital
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
  • Advent Health

What do Providers say about WIN?

“WIN always comes when we need them! They consistently send top quality interpreters who really care.”  

“We are a very busy practice and don’t have the staff to track down interpreters when we have an urgent need. With one call WIN comes to the rescue! I don’t know what we’d do without them.”  

Open the Lines of Communication Today

Schedule WIN interpreter services 828-274-0950

WCMS JOB BOARD

Find your next Career Path, or the Perfect Employee

The WCMS Job Board is an excellent resource with successful contacts made by both job seekers and employee seekers. FREE for WCMS 100% member practices.

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PROVIDER NEWS

In the Newsroom

HHS Takes Action to Break Language Barriers

WCMS Interpreter Network Launches SPEAK-WNC