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Senate’s Proposed Medicaid Bill Harmful to Patients

July 21, 2014

Read this op-ed, published in the Asheville Citizen-Times, written by WCMS CEO, Miriam Schwarz

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WCMS stands AGAINST the Senate’s Medicaid Reform proposal

July 17, 2014

The Senate proposal would harm physicians, harm WNC's most vulnerable patients, and harm WNC’s local economy.

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Letter from the WCMS President- D. Gus Vickery, MD

July 9, 2014

The second of three letters from the President in 2014.  By Dr. David Gus Vickery, MD, WCMS President.

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WCMS Stands in Support of HB 1181, North Carolina Medicaid Modernization

July 7, 2014

Read the WCMS letter to NC State Senators who represent WNC regarding a Medicaid reform bill

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WCMS Goes Back to Raleigh for Second White Coat Wednesday!

June 23, 2014

On May 28th CEO Miriam Schwarz along with Dr. Bob Henderson (Ob/Gyn) travelled to Raleigh to meet with Sens. Hise, Van Duyn, and Reps. Ramsey, Moffitt, and Whitmire.

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WCMS Goes to Raleigh for White Coat Wednesday

May 30, 2014

WCMS staff and Dr. Bob Henderson attended White Coat Wednesday event on May 28, 2014 in Raleigh.

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NCMS Letter to NC Senate Regarding Budget Proposal

May 30, 2014

Read the letter written by NCMS CEO to the NC Senate regarding aspects of their recent budget proposal.

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From NCMS: Governor Recommends Elimination of 3 Percent Medicaid Rate Cut

May 16, 2014

The Governor recommended yesterday, in his 2014-2015 Budget Recommendations, to rescind the rate reduction due to the complexity of implementing the budget provision authorizing the cut. The money outlay appears to be enough to reimburse those providers affected by the cut to date.

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Local 'Ban the Tan' Press Conference

May 6, 2014

Dr Zivony will host the NC Dermatology Association press conference on the tanning bed bill at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Surgery THIS Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

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Doctors, Cancer Survivors Ask NC Senate to Ban the Tan

May 6, 2014

Bill to Keep Kids Out of Tanning Beds Focus of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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NC Derms Need Help to Protect Kids from Tanning Beds, Cancer

April 13, 2014

Doctors across North Carolina are using May to focus on legislation to keep teens out of tanning beds and protect them from the dangers of UV radiation.

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Medical Society Letter to NCDHHS Regarding 3% Medicaid Cut

March 31, 2014

The undersigned organizations wish to communicate their collective disagreement with the Department’s proposed SPAs, which if approved, would cut Medicaid provider payment rates by 3% effective January 1, 2014.

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Health Groups Line Up In Support of DHHS' Medicaid Reform Plan

March 18, 2014

Yesterday, the North Carolina DHHS presented its Medicaid reform plan to the General Assembly. Here is what they are saying about this realistic and achievable plan.

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Flood the Phone Lines of Congress to Repeal SGR

March 4, 2014

Make sure you're part of a nationwide effort March 5 to literally flood the phone lines of Congress. On this National Action Day for SGR Repeal, the American Medical Association is rallying physicians and others in the health care as well as patients and their families who depend on Medicare to voice their support of legislation that will permanently repeal the SGR and establish new payment systems that will support high-quality patient care.

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SGR Repeal Legislation Introduced

February 6, 2014

The AMA greeted today’s developments with enthusiasm, congratulating House and Senate negotiators for taking this critical step

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