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The AMA Strongly Opposes the Senate’s Health-reform Proposal

June 27, 2017

A lot of big numbers have been tossed around in the days since Senate leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of legislation—dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA)—that would dramatically reshape how our country’s health system is financed.

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From National Rural Health Association: Senate Releases Health Care Reform Bill

June 22, 2017

The Senate released their version of the House passed American Health Care Act entitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

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Alert from Dr. Mullendore with Buncombe County DHHS Regarding Zika Testing

June 7, 2017

In 2016, 98 travel-associated cases of Zika virus disease were reported in NC. As of 5/17/17, there have been 3 cases reported in NC in 2017.

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Message from the Foundation Board Chair, Dr. Britt Peterson

May 31, 2017

"Regardless of one’s political stance for or against certain immigration policies, we believe there are basic rules of decency that apply to everyone in the United States, whether they are citizens, green card holders, immigrants with refugee status, undocumented immigrants, tourist visa holders, or any other status.  This is particularly true in health care settings where people are in need of a safe place to heal from illness."

C. Britt Peterson, MD
2017 WCMS Foundation Chair

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Innovative Care at Surgical Specialists of Carolina

May 17, 2017

Innovations at Surgical Specialists of North Carolina

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Cyber-alert from the AMA

May 15, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has received multiple reports of ‘WannaCry’ (also known as ‘WannaCrypt’) ransomware infections in several countries around the world and in the United States.  Some of these infections are impacting patient access to care. 

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HHS Notification: International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations

May 12, 2017

HHS is aware of a significant cyber security issue in the UK and other international locations affecting hospitals and healthcare information systems. We are also aware that there is evidence of this attack occurring inside the United States.

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Message from Association President Dr. MaryShell Zaffino

May 9, 2017

Message from Association President Dr. MaryShell Zaffino

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US House Of Representatives Pass Revised American Health Care Act

May 5, 2017

Today the US House of Representatives passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on a party line vote of 217-213.

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AMA Warns that Proposed Changes to the American Health Care Act Do Not Remedy Bill’s Shortcomings

May 4, 2017

Despite amendments to bill, millions of Americans would still lose health insurance coverage

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Notice to Student Athletes: Addiction

May 4, 2017

The danger of addiction is closer than you think...

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Tell Your Legislator That You Oppose S629 – Health Care Services Billing Transparency

May 4, 2017

The NCMS is strongly opposed to SB 629

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North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice Transformation- Request for Public Input

May 2, 2017

Let your voice be heard about Medicaid and Health Choice reform.

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Health Care Again at Risk! A Vote May Take Place Tomorrow!

May 2, 2017

This amendment, called the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, makes a bad bill worse for low-income families in WNC.

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Tell your patients that pain treatment will look different now

May 1, 2017

Western North Carolina sees too many deaths from the misuse of prescription pain medicine.

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