Is the Vermont Health Information Exchange just “Vermont Health Connect — The Sequel”?
Green Mountain Care Board
Al Gobeille, the chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, briefed a steering committee recently on the proposed agreement with the federal government to change the way Vermont handles health care payments.
MVP Health Insurance Co. is suing on behalf of Agriservices, an association of farmers that pays MVP to administer a health plan. The board denied a request to raise prices on that plan by an average 27.4 percent.
The Green Mountain Care Board tells hospitals to provide “an analysis of whether other health care system costs may be reduced” through a requested purchase.
The executive director of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging was one of the leading voices questioning what he considered a hospital-centric form of health care reform, based around OneCare Vermont.
A breakaway group of physicians has joined with an arm of the national for-profit giant United Healthcare to challenge the dominant hospital alliance in Vermont. The repercussions are still being sorted out.
“There’ll be ACOs, large ACOs, in the state whether we have an all-payer model or not, and this regulation will be necessary,” said Al Gobeille, the chair of the Green Mountain Care Board.
Residents of a southern Vermont town said that having psychiatric patients living in their neighborhood would bring down the property values of the surrounding homes.
News Release — Green Mountain Care Board May 23, 2016 Contact: Jaime Fisher (802-828-2130) Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in June: Thursday, June 2: (10:00 – 11:30 am) Board Meeting (10:00 – 10:30 am) Discussion on Act 113 (H.812) (10:30 – 11:30 am) Presentation and […]
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.
Green Mountain Care Board Receives Filings and Begins 90 Day Review Process for 2017 Vermont Health Connect Plan Rates
News Release — Green Mountain Care Board May 11, 2016 Contact: Jaime Fisher (802) 828-2130 The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) announced today that the two insurers offering qualified health plans on Vermont Health Connect, the state’s health insurance marketplace, have filed proposed rates for insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2017. Blue Cross and Blue […]
News Release — Green Mountain Care Board Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Contact: Jaime Fisher 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in May: Thursday, May 5: (9:30 – 11:00 am) Board Meeting Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Presentation on excess FY15 revenues Located in the GMCB Board […]
Money to study health care expansion proposals is not in the Senate’s budget, and money for a Vermont Health Connect study is reduced. New positions at the Green Mountain Care Board are tentative.
Robin Lunge, the director of health care reform for Gov. Peter Shumlin, called it “really premature” to say whether the best and final offer is a signal that the all-payer deal is close to completion.