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Vermont to launch global budget pilot for hospitals

Central Vermont Medical Center's Emergency Room. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Rutland Regional wants to test system that pays for treating an entire hospital population rather than one service at a time.

Green Mountain Care Board to hold special meeting in Springfield

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold a special public meeting in Springfield on Thursday, May 1.

House takes scalpel to health care reform bill

The Vermont Workers' Center sponsors a Health and Diginity Rally in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier on opening day of the 2014 legislative session. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

There are substantive policy proposals that will impact the implementation of universal health care in both the Senate version and the version taking shape in the House.

Dentists block proposal to allow licensed dental practitioners

A root canal gone bad is shown on a dental X-ray. Creative Commons photo by Wonderland via Flickr

Employing dental practitioners would allow practices in Vermont to expand their Medicaid patient population.

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in April

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold public meetings in April.

Shumlin’s Medicaid rate increase faces trouble in the Vermont House

Medicaid

Lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee, who are responsible for raising revenue, aren’t enamored with Shumlin’s proposal to double the claims assessment. They say it is a tax on insurers who will pass the cost on to customers through premiums.

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in March

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in March

Gobeille discusses ‘two Americas’ on WDEV’s Mark Johnson Show

Al Gobeille, the chair of the regulatory board overseeing health care reform says we are living in “two Americas” where some with employer-provided health care pay little and do not understand the concern while others are uninsured or on employer plans with high deductibles and co-pays. The Burlington businessman discusses changing how doctors and hospitals […]

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings

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

State already moving toward ‘value-based’ health care payments, Rader Wallack says

Anya Rader Wallack. VTD/Josh Larkin

Woman in charge of state’s $45 million state innovation grant is confident her team can meet federal benchmarks.

Fletcher Allen moves ahead with new inpatient facility

Fletcher Allen Health Care expects to deliver design plans and cost estimates for a new inpatient care facility to the Green Mountain Care Board by the fall of this year. The state’s largest hospital is planning a multi-story building above its existing Emergency Department parking lot, hospital officials said. The new facility will replace many […]

Report: Medical expenses now nearly 20 percent of Vermont’s gross domestic product

Al Gobeille

Reporting to Senate Health and Welfare, Al Gobeille talks progress and priorities.

Man charged with creating single-payer finance system faces challenge

Michael Costa, deputy director of health care reform, explains the timeline for developing a financing strategy for single-payer health care at the 41st annual Vermont Tax Seminar in Burlington on Friday. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger.org

Deputy director of health care reform Michael Costa discusses some of the obstacles with tax professionals.

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in December.

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