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WCMS Physician Dream Team Goes to Raleigh for White Coat Wednesday

March 24, 2017

On March 22nd, CEO Miriam Schwarz and five politically fired-up WCMS physicians (L-R in picture: Drs. Samantha Read-Smith and Mark McNeill, Sen. Chuck Edwards, CEO Miriam Schwarz, Drs. Scott Langford, MaryShell Zaffino, and Mike Parmer,) traveled to Raleigh to meet with WNC legislators.

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A Message of Support to Interpreters from WCMS Board Presidents

March 24, 2017

Dear Interpreters,

Recently some of you reported to WIN that you and the patients you interpret for have been experiencing harassment and bullying in our waiting rooms. These incidents have been reported to the CEO, Miriam Schwarz, who in turn shared the information with her WCMS Boards.

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WCMS supports the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP)Act, with important modifications

March 23, 2017

WCMS supports the  Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act, with important modifications, such as (but not limited to):

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AMA letter to Congress on AHCA

March 23, 2017

March 22, 2017

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi:

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From NRHA: Vote NO to the American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

Congress has long recognized the importance of the rural health care safety net and has steadfastly worked to protect it.  And now, much of the protections created to maintain access to care for the 62 million who live in rural America are in jeopardy.  We implore Congress to continue its fight to protect rural patients’ access to care.  Three improvements are critical for rural patients and providers:

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Diversity Flyer

March 23, 2017

In light of recent events of discrimination towards staff and other patients at various practices, (see the Citizen Times article on the topic) WCMS created a multilingual flyer for practices to print and display as needed. This message is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Moldavian.

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Here's Why Deaf People Hate the Medical Community

March 22, 2017

Recently a member of the local Deaf community shared an article with WCSM regarding some of the challenges that Deaf people face in care settings. It's short and informative article that helps hearing people understand things from the Deaf perspective.

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From the American Academy of Pediatrics on Immigrant Children

March 22, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics shared thoughts on the detention of immigrant children and tips on supporting the health and well-bring of immigrant children. These are important topics.

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Congressional Budget Office Scoring of American Health Care Act

March 14, 2017

Late yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the attached report providing its estimates of the impact the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would have on federal spending, the health insurance market, and the number of Americans with health care coverage.  Below is a top line summary of the report, as well as the AMA’s statement in response.

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Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership

March 13, 2017

2017 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

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Important Policy Announcement from the N.C. OB-GYN Society

March 13, 2017

As you may know, I am the current President of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. I am writing with important news about a recent change in the Society’s policy concerning physician supervision of Certified Nurse Midwives.

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From AMA: American Health Care Act

March 13, 2017

American Health Care Act
Summary of Key Provisions, as introduced on March 6, 2017

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AMA says American Health Care Act is Critically Flawed

March 9, 2017

AMA says American Health Care Act is Critically Flawed; Points to Reductions in Insurance Coverage, Potential Harm to Vulnerable Patient Populations

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Physicians' Voice in the News: Cutting Colorectal Cancer Risk

March 8, 2017

When it comes to our health, we often can feel overwhelmed or confused about the diseases our doctors attempt to explain. Even the most in-depth internet search can lead you to conflicting information and can cause frustration.

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Regional Physician Meeting Held to Address Opioid Abuse Crisis

March 1, 2017

On February 28th,  physicians representing 11 different health care systems, hospitals, and FQHCs met to discuss what physicians are doing across WNC to address the opioid crisis.

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