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Shaneka Simmons, WCMS Health Access/Project Access Coordinator, Recipient of First Annual Julian Prize

October 30, 2015

The award is given to a young person doing creative nonprofit work for our community.

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Alert from BCDH: Acute Flaccid Myelitis

October 26, 2015

Please see this memo from the NC Division of Public Health re: identification, management and reporting of cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

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Letter from the WCMS Foundation Board Chair, Kate Queen MD (Oct 2015)

October 26, 2015

November 19th is National Rural Health Day. Help WCMS celebrate our rural health care providers—thank a rural doctor today!

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Breast Cancer Screening is Key to Saving Lives!

October 23, 2015

Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years. Dr. Jennifer Mullendore, BCHHS Medical Director says, “Regardless of family history of cancer or risk factors, all women should be screened for breast cancer.” 

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Letter from the WCMS President, Robert Henderson MD (Oct 2015)

October 22, 2015

"Investing in Physician Wellness".  All of these challenges are associated with an epidemic spreading across the profession: burnout.  Your medical society, Western Carolina Medical Society, is keenly aware of all this and has declared that the welfare of physicians and their families is a core objective of its 2015 and 2016 strategic plans.

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ACA Open Enrollment November 7th

October 22, 2015

We’ve Got You Covered in Western North Carolina

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PROJECT ACCESS PARTNERS WITH ALL SOULS COUNSELING CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

October 21, 2015

WCMS would like to announce our new partner for Project Access® patients, All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC). All patients who are uninsured or underinsured may be referred to ASCC, regardless of enrollment in Project Access; however there is a special discount available for Project Access® patients.

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Meaningful Use Regulation

October 16, 2015

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a series of final rules on the Meaningful Use (MU) program. These rules outline the program requirements for a Modified Stage 2, Stage 3, and a new edition of certified technology.

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Concierge Medicine: Is it right for you? For your patients?

October 13, 2015

What are your thoughts about concierge medicine? In this post, we take a close look at this evolving model, its history, and public reaction.

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ICD-10 Resources from AMA

September 30, 2015

As the clock tick downs to the ICD-10 deadline on Oct. 1, the AMA has revised its online ICD-10 information and resources 

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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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