VTDigger publishes daily stories on health care. We cover the state’s hospitals, the state’s psychiatric care system, the Green Mountain Care Board, insurers, state health care policy, Medicaid and Medicare. Erin Mansfield is VTDigger’s health care reporter. She can be reached at [email protected]
A national research foundation has ranked Vermont second in the nation for keeping senior citizens healthy in 2016. This is the fourth year in a row that the United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings” placed Vermont in the top five states for senior health. In 2016, the study ranked Massachusetts first and New Hampshire third, […]
The Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection says a follow-up inspection shows that the hospital has addressed problems related to the treatment of mental health patients.
Stephanie Beck will no longer serve as the director of the state’s health services enterprise platform. John Stern, the Human Services Agency’s deputy chief information officer, will take over on an interim basis.
“Where you work should not determine whether or not you have access to affordable birth control,” said Rep. Ann Pugh, lead sponsor of the bill. “Your gender should not determine whether or not you have access to affordable and effective birth control.”
If you missed the Digger Dialogue on opiate addiction, you can watch the video here.
Driven by questions submitted by the public, the discussion ranged across the causes of opiate addiction, how well Vermont is doing in treating it, and who is to blame for the epidemic.
Each patient room in the new building will be private and cover 340 square feet, with a patient recliner, a pull-out couch for family to sleep over, and a full bathroom with shower.
The state and federal governments asked the U.S. District Court in New Hampshire to dismiss the hospital’s lawsuit over its reimbursements under Vermont’s Medicaid program.
A state inspection report cites problems including the use of force and restraints in dealing with mental health situations. The hospital has implemented a corrective action plan, with Medicaid and Medicare funding at stake.
A diverse set of voices will come together to discuss the ballooning addiction crisis during a VTDigger forum next week.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont covers about 90 percent of customers on the exchange, and its proposed increase is similar to those in previous years. Regulators must decide whether to approve, modify or reject the two insurers’ proposals.
The move comes six weeks after the network acquired an orthopedic surgery practice in South Burlington and Central Vermont Medical Center acquired an orthopedic practice in Berlin.
Health-related legislation in 2016 was about accountability for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, information technology projects, accountable care organizations and Gov. Peter Shumlin.
The House and Senate have agreed on a final version of this year’s umbrella health care bill, sending new regulations on health care reform to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s desk for his signature. Major provisions in H.812 establish consumer protections should the Shumlin administration reach an agreement to set up an all-payer model for health care […]