McDowell Hospital

September 22, 2017

Keeping Our Patients Informed on Blue Cross NC – What You Need to Know and Do

On Monday, Blue Cross NC heard the collective plea of more than 900 western North Carolinians to come back to the negotiating table for the health and wellness of our beloved region. While the united voice reached half a million people, Blue Cross NC continued to ignore the people of WNC. But Mission Health is […]

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September 21, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Learn How You’ll Be Impacted

While Blue Cross NC continues to force Mission Health’s facilities out of network as soon as October 5, 2017, there’s no reason to let insurance come between you and the doctor you’ve grown to love and trust. Regardless of the outcome of the contract issue, there are options for your care and to keep your […]

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September 19, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – Continuity of Care

Last week, we encouraged you to know you have options to keep your doctor and your care with Mission Health after October 5, 2017. 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 current patients with […]

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September 15, 2017

Keeping Our Patients Informed on Blue Cross NC – What You Need to Know and Do

Mission Health is committed to keeping you updated on the contract issue with Blue Cross NC. We want to make sure you have the resources and tools you need to understand this complicated issue. Insured by Blue Cross NC? Mission Stands with You. We Can Help. This week, we urged you to know and share […]

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September 14, 2017

McDowell Hospital President Carol Wolfenbarger Shares Update to the Community 

In this month’s President’s column, I would like to share information about several important issues that affect both our community and McDowell Hospital. The question that I hear often – whether buying groceries, attending church, or at a community event, focuses on the current situation with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Everyone […]

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September 14, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Ensure Your Voice Is Heard

Despite repeated attempts over more than eight months to bring Blue Cross NC back to the negotiating table to ensure continued in-network access to high quality care, Blue Cross NC is forcing Mission Health and our patients’ beloved doctors and facilities out of their network as soon as October 5. And, while Blue Cross NC […]

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September 12, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – You Have Options

After more than eight months of attempting to reach an agreement that ensures continued access to high quality care for western North Carolina, Blue Cross NC is forcing Mission Health and our patients’ beloved doctors out of network. We feel our patients and communities should expect more from their health plan. That’s why we’re continuing […]

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September 8, 2017

Keeping Our Patients Informed on Blue Cross NC – What You Need to Know and Do

Mission Health is committed to keeping you updated on the contract issue with Blue Cross NC. We want to make sure you have the resources and tools you need to understand this complicated issue. Insured by Blue Cross NC? Mission Stands with You. We Can Help. This week, we urged you to know and share […]

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September 7, 2017

What You Need to Do about Blue Cross NC – Join Us Live

We’re continuing our promise of keeping you updated about the Blue Cross NC contract issue by consistently sharing what you need to know and do to ensure insurance doesn’t take away your doctor. Today, the “do” includes an opportunity to have your questions and concerns answered, and learn more about this complex issue. What You […]

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September 5, 2017

What You Need to Know about Blue Cross NC – What Mission Is Doing

At Mission Health, our No. 1 priority is you, our patients. Mission stands with you. People across the region are asking, “How much is enough for Blue Cross?” The facts speak for themselves. Please read the recent Asheville Citizen-Times editorial on how we are fighting for our patients and team members. This contract negotiation is about […]

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