Community

November 9, 2017

Insured By Blue Cross? You May Qualify for Continuity of Care

Despite being out of network with Blue Cross, it is important to know that you have options to keep your doctor and your care with Mission Health. Among those options is exercising your right to “continuity of care” under North Carolina law. What is continuity of care? Continuity of Care is a process that allows […]

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November 9, 2017

Honoring Those Who Served – The Story behind the Veterans’ Tribute at Mission Hospital

By Karen Vernon For about a dozen years, Burchie and Barb Thompson have been quietly tending Mission Health’s own version of an eternal flame. Visitors to the lobby of Mission Hospital’s Memorial Campus may have noticed a large display in the alcove across from the reception desk dedicated to honoring military veterans. Barb, an HR […]

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November 8, 2017

Insured by Blue Cross? Emergency Care Is Always In Network

At Mission Health, our patients are – and will always be – our No. 1 priority. Despite being out of network with Blue Cross, it is important to know that emergency care is ALWAYS in network. No matter what, Blue Cross patients always have in-network access to emergency care at any hospital. This includes all […]

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November 8, 2017

What Makes Asheville a “Top 15” City? The Answers Are Seemingly Endless

By Jenee’ G. Davis Talent Acquisition Consultant, Mission Health Our hometown of Asheville was recently ranked among “The Top 15 Cities in the United States” by Travel + Leisure, which got me thinking again about just how fortunate we are to live here in western North Carolina. It’s no surprise to those of us who […]

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November 8, 2017

Partnering to Empower Patients – Mission Health Partners’ Unique Care Coordination Approach

By Calvin Tomkins, MD, MHA Assistant Medical Director, Mission Health Partners Obstacles. We all face them en route to achieving our goals. But for those with obstacles standing in the way of their most basic needs, it’s important to know that help is available. One particularly tough obstacle to overcome is food insecurity. Food insecurity […]

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October 27, 2017

Top 6 Things You Need to Know about Our Out-of-Network Status

As of October 5, 2017, Mission Health physicians and hospitals are no longer in the Blue Cross NC provider network. But Mission is here to provide the care you need, no matter what. We want you to keep your doctor and continue choosing Mission Health for the high-quality care you have come to expect from […]

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October 25, 2017

Standing with Ben – How Mission Helped an Asheville Family Keep the Care They Need

When Jan King and her family learned that Mission would no longer be in network for their Blue Cross Blue Shield benefits, their reaction was understandable. “Our first thought was, ‘oh no, what now?’” King reported. “Our adult son, Ben, has tuberous sclerosis and has been a patient of Dr. William Huffstutter since he was three […]

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October 24, 2017

Community Spotlight – FEAST Asheville & Bountiful Cities

By Rebecca Alexander This summer, Bountiful Cities and FEAST Asheville partnered together for the Community Garden Support Project with funding from Mission Health’s 2017 Community Investment grants program. The Community Garden Support Project focuses on improving and maintaining three local schools’ gardens: Hall Fletcher Elementary, Francine Delaney New School for Children and Vance Elementary. Through […]

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October 17, 2017

Insured by Blue Cross? Use This Checklist to Prepare for Your Care

Mission Health stands with you no matter what, and we are committed to providing you with the information you need to ensure you are prepared to make the best decisions for you and your family. That’s why we encourage you to use our Healthcare Plan Checklist to prepare for your care now that Blue Cross NC […]

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October 5, 2017

A Letter from Our CEO – What’s Next?

Dear patients, families and neighbors: It is with great regret that I inform you that as of today, Mission Health is out of network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Since, as you know, they wouldn’t consider my offers to compromise or even talk, I guess this isn’t much of a surprise. Important exceptions to Mission […]

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