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Carolina Vascular and The Vein Specialists Collaborate with Mission Health

March 23, 2015

Mission Health is pleased to announce new collaborations with Carolina Vascular and The Vein Specialists.

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Help Spread the Word to Patients About Changes to BC HHS During Construction

March 19, 2015

Construction at 40 Coxe Ave and Move of Health Services

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Key Points - 40 Coxe Avenue Construction and Health Department Services Temporarily Move to 53 S. French Broad

March 19, 2015

Buncombe County will begin construction of an addition to the 40 Coxe Avenue location on April 1. During construction, some Health Department Services will be moving to a temporary location at 53 S. French Broad Avenue.

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WCMS Foundation Board seeking Rural Health Innovations!

March 17, 2015

The WCMS Foundation Board of Directors is inviting innovative physicians, practices, and organizations from across the region to present their work to the Board.

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Vote for Dr. Ed Diez for NC Doctor of the Year

March 16, 2015

Attention Western Carolina Medical Society Members!

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Unusual Flu Presentation

March 13, 2015

From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health

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Construction at 40 Coxe and Temporary Move of Some Health Services

March 13, 2015

Health alert from the Buncombe County Department of Health

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New Leader Selected for McDowell Hospital

March 13, 2015

Press release from Mission Health

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WCMS Gearing up for Doctor’s Day!

March 10, 2015

For Doctor's Day this year, WCMS has written an article, will run a radio spot and will spend time with physicians at two different hospitals.

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Filling the Need for Doctors in Rural Area

March 10, 2015

From the Yancey Common Times Journal

Critical shortages in healthcare professionals are expected to rise in the coming years.

 

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Getting Paid in Your Practice

March 6, 2015

There is a huge spike in patient accounts receivable.  These are amounts owed for services you have provided, that the patient himself is responsible for paying.  And uninsured patients are no longer the primary culprits.

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Thank your Physician on “National Doctor’s Day”

February 25, 2015

National Doctor’s Day is March 30, 2015. The Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) honors and thanks the physicians across Western North Carolina for their commitment to exceptional medical care and for their advocacy on behalf of their patients.

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From NCMS: STOP the 14 month retroactive taking of payments from Medicaid's doctors

February 24, 2015

In 2013, the NC General Assembly included a 3% “withhold” for all Medicaid services with the intention of using that money as the foundation of a shared-savings program with providers.

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Letter from the WCMS President, Robert Henderson MD

February 20, 2015

Dr. Henderson's letter about the 2015 WCMS Strategic Plan

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CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

February 20, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

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