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Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in February

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board February 1, 2016 Contact: Jaime Fisher (802-828-2130) Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in February: Thursday, February 4: Vermont Health Connect, Qualified Health Plans Presentation (1pm); VITL Budget Presentation (2:30pm); HIT Plan Update (3:30pm); All Payer Model Work (4pm) […]

Porter Medical Center lays off 16 after losing $11 million

The organization in Middlebury says its network of doctors’ offices has been losing money, but there are open positions in other parts of the operation.

Davis: The all-payer gambit

The state is looking for a $20 million to $30 million bump in Medicare payments. The whole effort, however, is fraught with difficulties. Shumlin and Gobeille are trying to bring public pressure into what has been a private negotiation.

State unveils draft of deal with feds for health system overhaul

Under what’s called the all-payer model, the state will seek to limit health care spending growth to 3.5 percent a year for five years and to stop paying doctors and hospitals based on how many procedures they perform.

Five years out, cost containment is the No. 1 health care reform effort

Vermont’s health care reform project is now entering its fifth year, and it seems appropriate to look at how far we’ve come, where we are now and where we might be headed. It has been a strange and difficult trip so far, and that’s likely to continue.

Clock ticking on Vermont’s all-payer deal with feds

The deal was expected in 2015, and then it was pushed back to the first half of this month. Now, lawmakers who must scrutinize the agreement as part of their oversight responsibility are candid about how little they know about the deal.

UPDATED: Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in December

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board Nov. 30, 2015 Contact: Jaime Fisher 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in December: · Thursday, December 3: · Rate Review Forum (1-2pm) · The Green Mountain Care Board will hold a Rate Review Listening Forum from 1 […]

UDATED: Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in December

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board November 24, 2015 Contact: Jaime Fisher 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in December:  Thursday, December 3: Rate Review Forum (1-2pm)  The Green Mountain Care Board will hold a Rate Review Listening Forum from 1 pm […]

Officials encourage shopping around to lower health care costs

The Legislature’s Health Reform Oversight Committee and the regulatory Green Mountain Care Board are exploring ways to make the price of health care services at hospitals and doctors’ offices available online.

Green Mountain Care Board public meeting

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in November: · Tuesday, November 17: 2pm Data Governance Council Meeting · Located in the GMCB Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the City Center Building at 89 Main Street, Montpelier · Thursday, November 19: 1pm – Board business to possibly include, […]

Longtime public servant now needs help from others

Con Hogan, who has served Vermonters in myriad ways, needs a kidney, and thanks to Sister Janice Ryan, everybody now knows it.

Green Mountain Care Board public meetings in November

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board November 2, 2015 Contact: Jaime Fisher 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in November: · Thursday, November 5: 11:30am Executive Session – Commercial ACO Year 3 Changes – Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) update · Located in the […]

Chris Greene: ‘Reform’ is shifting the job of rationing health care from politicians to providers

Our overriding challenge is how to devise a system that equitably delivers a defined and ultimately limited amount of care. Until we as a society address the moral and ethical issues underlying this problem, it is best to avoid gambling with our present system.

The Vermont ACO landscape

Vermont health care providers are preparing to enter the era of real risk. In other words, the training wheels are about to come off. And so far, it isn’t clear at all that Vermont is ready.

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