Green Mountain Care Board

Green Mountain Care Board receives filings, begins review of 2016 VHC plan rates

*+-News Release — Green Mountain Care Board May 18, 2015 Contact: Anna Bassford (802) 828-2130 The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has received and begun its review of the 2016 proposed health insurance rates for plans offered through Vermont Health Connect, the state’s health benefit exchange. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) has requested […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meeting

*+-The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings:  Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19: – Certificate of Need Hearing: The University of Vermont Medical Center, Inpatient Bed Replacement Project, GMCB-021-14con -The hearing will take place from 9-4pm on the 18th and from 9-3pm on the 19th at the DoubleTree […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in May

*+-News Release — Green Mountain Care Board May 4, 2015 Contact: Anna Bassford 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in May:  Thursday, May 7: – Meeting Canceled  Thursday, May 14: – Board business including but not limited to Payment Reform, Insurance Rate Review, […]

State panel rejects UVM Medical Center planning proposal

Architect's drawing shows Fletcher Allen Health Care's proposed inpatient facility. Courtesy of Fletcher Allen

*+-The Green Mountain Care Board denied approval for planning costs associated with the $187 million inpatient facility at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in April

*+-News Release — Green Mountain Care Board March 27, 2015 Contact: Anna Bassford 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in April:  Thursday, April 2: -Vote on Certificate of Need: Attuned Eating and Living Centers, LLC  Thursday, April 9: – ACO Care Management Standards […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in February

*+-The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in February.

UVM Health Network, BCBS support parts of Shumlin’s premium reduction plan

Lawrence Miller, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, speaks at a press conference with Governor Peter Shumlin. VTD Photo/Taylor Dobbs

*+-The state’s largest hospital network and largest insurer back Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to reduce premium growth.

Tom Torti: A rational approach to health care reform

*+-The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce broadly supports Vermont’s attempt to reform our health care system.

Healthfirst to drop out of Medicare ACO offering

Kellie Lafaille takes Kim Kennison's blood pressure at The Health Center in Plainfield. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

*+-A network of providers in an Accountable Care Organization says incentives for shared-savings targets can’t be met.

Green Mountain Care Board public meeting

*+-The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meeting:  Thursday, January 15: – Board business including but not limited to Payment Reform, Insurance Rate Review, Certificate of Need, Hospital Budgets, Rulemaking, and new business For more information, contact Anna Bassford (802-828-2130) NOTE: All regularly scheduled Thursday meetings are held from 1-4 […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in January

*+-The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in January.

Shumlin releases single payer report, says decision was never political

Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke about his plans for the next term at a news conference Wednesday in Montpelier. Shumlin holds a lead over Republican Scott Milne in the general election, but neither candidate achieved a majority, leaving it up to the Legislature to choose the next governor. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

*+-The 57-page report detailing how and when his administration came to that conclusion was released just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Protesters demand action on single payer, condemn Shumlin’s reversal

A protester burns a medical bill in a demonstration against Gov. Peter Shumlin's decision not to pursue single payer health care in the next legislative session. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

*+-A protest organized by the Vermont Workers’ Center sought to advance the cause of single payer health care, despite Gov. Shumlin’s decision that it is fiscally unworkable.

Is history repeating itself on health reform?

Howard Dean. Photo by Vincent Gallegos

*+-Some fear the same pitfalls that stymied major reforms to Vermont’s health care system in 1994 under Howard Dean could also derail Shumlin’s effort.

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