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February 20, 2013

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In This Issue:
BMW of Asheville - Sponsor Message
Join your female colleagues tonight at the Women In Medicine Social (2/20)
HeartStrings is 3 days away (2/23)
New Omnibus HIPAA Privacy & Security Rule Free Seminar (3/6)
Save the Date: Buncombe County 2013 Doctors' Day Celebration (3/21)
WCMS Endowment Update
New for physician members--Cutting Edge Blog:...Learn about Innovative Practices
What do the state's decisions regarding Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges mean for Project Access?
Listen to our radio spot promoting Heartstrings
Member Announcements
Job Board & Classified Ads

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 
Join your female colleagues tonight at the Women In Medicine Social (2/20)

Please join us for wine and other refreshments tonight at the Women in Medicine social from 5:30-7:00pm at the home of Dr. Lorena Wade. All women physician members are invited to attend, and encouraged to bring physician friends or colleagues (regardless of their membership).

 

The WCMS's Women In Medicine section offers an opportunity for women physicians to meet, network, and share experiences common to their profession. The WIM socials are held bi-monthly.  

 

Click here to RSVP you and your colleagues today!

HeartStrings is 3 days away- remember to register

11th Annual HeartStrings 

Saturday, February 23 1-4 PM

Asheville Racquet Club, Downtown 

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  • Register to workout for 30 minutes (spinning and other classes) 
  • Free childcare provided  
  • Help support the charitable programs of WCMS  
  • Can't attend?  Donate here

For more details, and to register go to:

New Omnibus HIPAA Privacy & Security Rule Free Seminar (3/6)

Join us for this free seminar, a collaboration between WCMS and Van Winkle Law firm, as Attorney Carolyn Coward presents on the new HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules. 

 

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 from 8:30am - 10:00am

The Carolina Cinema (SofaCinema)

1640 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville

 

Seating is limited. For more details go to our website, or click here to reserve your seat.

Save the Date: Buncombe County 2013 Doctors' Day Celebration (3/21)

Save the date:

2013 Doctors' Day Celebration 

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 from 6-10:00am 

Main Lobby of Mission Hospital 

Labs & BP checks, breakfast, free gifts & more! 

More details to follow.  

LOCAL NEWS 
WCMS Endowment Update

The Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation and the Alliance have approved a grantmaking partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina for our Endowment. For more information, click here and read "2/14/13 Update." 

New for physician members--Cutting Edge Blog: Learn about Innovative Practices 

The Cutting Edge is a WCMS members-only, healthcare innovations blog, highlighting WNC physicians, practices and programs that are on the cutting edge of healthcare transformation. WCMS supports local physician members who are change agents by recognizing them and sharing among other WCMS members and the general community information about these local innovations. 

 

Check out the new blog featuring Dr. Mark McNeill's practice, Trillium, and ask him questions! Click here: http://mywcms.org/Practice-Mgmt-Resources/CuttingEdgeBlog.aspx   

What do the state's decisions regarding Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges mean for the future need for Project Access? 

What do the state's decisions regarding Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges mean for the future need for Project Access? An initial response from Professor Mark Hall, health law professor at Wake Forest University.

Listen to our radio spot promoting Heartstrings

Click here to listen. 

ITEMS OF INTEREST  
Member Announcements 

Are you a WCMS Member who is opening a new practice? Are you a 100% Member Practice who has hired a new physician? Send us your announcements and we will post them for you in our new Member Announcements section of Vital Signs to keep other members informed about what's happening in our WCMS community!    

Job Board & Classified Ads

Asheville Anesthesia Assoc - Resolution Specialist 

 

ECP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

 

ECP: Physicians

 

Internal Medicine Practice: Physician  

 

Orthopedic Surgery Practice: Physician Assistant  

 

Plastic Surgery Center: Medical Biller 

 

 

To find out how you can post a Job or Classified Ad Click here.

 

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

We hope you enjoy our weekly e-newsletter. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact me.
 

Sincerely,Miriam Schwarz, CEO

 

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Miriam Schwarz, MPA

WCMS CEO/Executive Director