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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

Jackie Medland: “Our Dialogue Has Started”

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Fittingly, I spoke about my first 100 days as President and CNO of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in my first column last month. Now that we’ve hosted two Town Hall meetings – one on the hospital campus and one at the Cashiers Community Center, I’m pleased to say that our real […]

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September 12, 2017

Michele Pilon: “Membership In Mission Health Is Beneficial”

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital One of my top priorities is listening to any community concerns in my role as hospital president and chief nursing officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital. I’ve enjoyed meeting with so many of you via public forums, including the Pisgah Forest and Brevard Rotary Clubs, city council and county commissioner meetings, and a Chamber […]

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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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