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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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Mission CEO Statement on COPA Legislation

September 29, 2015

Mission has been operating under the COPA for nearly 20 years – twice as long as any other COPA nationally. Although it was an important tool at the time, it has outlived its usefulness and we feel strongly that this is the right decision for the residents of western North Carolina.

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Groundbreaking New Mission Hospital Patient Tower

September 24, 2015

A groundbreaking was held Thursday on the 635,000 square-foot facility that will include 220 patient rooms, an expanded and new Emergency Department and parking, consolidated Operating Rooms with support space, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology and a helipad.

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ICD-10: One Week Out

September 24, 2015

As we come to October 1st, CMS wants to assure the medical community that we’ve tested and retested our systems, and we’re prepared to solve problems that may come up.

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Flu Season is Here

September 23, 2015

Do your part to keep our community’s protective shield strong! Get a Flu Shot!

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What Project Access Means to Me...

September 23, 2015

“What is meaningful to me about Project Access is that it allows you to take care of patients more seamlessly, more independently from their ability to pay.  I feel like Project Access has allowed our community to have much better primary care coverage than the community would otherwise and that is central to the health of a community”

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Mission Health Partners Announces Significant Network Expansion More Than 550 Specialists Join The 275 Primary Care Physician Network

September 17, 2015

Mission Health Partners (MHP), the second largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in North Carolina, is pleased to announce  its new primary care partners for 2016 and the addition of specialists to its network.

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Letter from WCMS Member Dr. Harald Kowa to NCGA Senators & Representatives

September 14, 2015

"As I have explained in a previous email, competition between PLEs (Physician Led Entities) and MCOs (Managed Care/Cash Organizations) is not possible.  PLEs provide medical and mental health services to individuals, and MCOs take money from individuals and set up administrative filters to prevent money from flowing back out to patient care."

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Medicaid and Health Choice Assignments to begin

September 13, 2015

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Alert from BCDH: Pertussis Outbreak

September 11, 2015

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Alert from BCDH: NCIR and Required Polio Vaccine for Kindergartners

September 10, 2015

It has come to our attention at Buncombe County Health and Human Services that the NC Immunization Registry (NCIR) is not reflecting the new polio immunization requirement for Kindergartners. 

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Free Preventive Health Services

September 9, 2015

Free preventive health services covered by every Marketplace plan under the Affordable Care Act.

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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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September is Women in Medicine Month

September 2, 2015

"Women have served as nurses and midwives for centuries.  However, breaking into the halls of medicine has been slow and painful."  Read article by Samantha Read-Smith, WCMS President-Elect

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Health Alert from Buncombe County HHS: Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza info

September 2, 2015

HPAI viruses were first identified in birds in the US in December 2014 and have infected wild birds and poultry in multiple states since that time. No human infections with these viruses have been detected in the US, although similar avian influenza viruses have infected people in other countries. 

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