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A program for those living with chronic disease
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Do you have patients, friends, or family members living with a chronic disease? Whatever health issue they are facing, you can help them take charge and enjoy a better quality of life. Living Healthy, a program of the Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation is a fun, interactive workshop designed for people with one or more chronic health conditions.


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August 15, 2012

Here's what is happening in and around Western North Carolina:
In This Issue
Living Healthy- Sponsor Message
Women in Medicine August Social
Healthcare Leadership Series
Annual Newcomers' Picnic - Save The Date
Medicaid RAC Program: Who to Contact
90-Day Reporting Period Begins October 3 for Medicare EHR Incentive Program
CMS Proposes 2013 Fee Schedule Rule; Changes to PQRS
Job Board & Classifieds


Women in Medicine Social
Click here for information on the August 30th social.
Healthcare Leadership Series

Need help leading your practice successfully through healthcare reform? 


For more information and to register for the Healthcare Leadership Series, in partnership with MAHEC, The Van Winkle Lawfirm, and Johnson Price & Sprinkle Click Here.  

 Annual Newcomers' Picnic
Save The Date for the 2012 Annual Newcomers' Picnic

Medicaid RAC Program: Who to Contact  


90-Day Reporting Period Begins October 3 for Medicare EHR Incentive Program 

CMS Proposes 2013 Fee Schedule Rule; Changes to PQRS 

Job Board

Part Time F.N.P. or P.A. - Dry Ridge Family Medicine


Medical Biller- Plastic Surgery Center


NC AHEC Program Director & Executive Associate Dean- School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill 


Has your practice or business had good luck finding the right candidate using our Job Board? Tell us about it, and we'll add your testimonial to our website!     


Click here for the complete list of job postings on our website.    

Classified Ads

Click here for the complete list of classified ads on our website.    

Why Join the Western Carolina Medical Society? 


WCMS is a thriving 900-plus member professional association of the physicians of western North Carolina and a chartered component medical society of the NC Medical Society and the AMA. The WCMS is an organization run by physicians for physicians.


Our Mission

The WCMS is the physicians' voice advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of the community.


Our Vision

To be a dynamic physician community dedicated to a healthy, vibrant Western North Carolina.


About WCMS   

The purpose of WCMS is:

  • To strengthen the voice of WNC physicians in advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of our region
  • To inform, educate and prepare physicians for rapidly occurring changes in health care at national, state, and local levels  
  • To share legislative and policy information and advocate on behalf of physicians in areas of mutual interest
  • To share available resources in areas of mutual interest
  • To promote physician-to-physician communication and dialogue in an open, honest and safe environment 

Click here for a complete listing of membership benefits.      


The Foundation is WCMS' non-profit, charitable arm. The Foundation is well-respected and nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in addressing issues of access to quality health care, disparities in health, and wellness and prevention for people in WNC. We are committed to involving both community AND physicians in this work.  


Our flagship program is Project Access, a comprehensive, volunteer primary and specialty physician network providing access to healthcare at no charge for low-income, uninsured residents. Another key program is the WNC Interpreter Network, which addresses disparities in health due to linguistic barriers.   


The archive of WCMS e-newsletters is available from the publications menu on our website at http://www.mywcms.org/News-and-Events/Weekly-E-Newsletter  Thank you for your interest in WCMS. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me or any one of our courteous, professional staff.



Sincerely,Miriam Schwarz, CEO
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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director