Green Mountain Care Board

Stephen Whitaker: What does Vermont have to show for its $50 million investment in VITL?

Is the Vermont Health Information Exchange just “Vermont Health Connect — The Sequel”?

State moving closer to all-payer deal with feds

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.

Insurer lawsuit accuses Green Mountain Care Board of overreach

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.

UVM Medical Center seeks to buy $5.1 million in new equipment

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.

Months of pushback preceded split between medical alliances

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.

Davis: Schism among providers shakes up health reform

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.

Health care regulators to oversee new entities, with or without all-payer

“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.

Group home for psychiatric patients meets local opposition

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.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meetings in June

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 […]

UVM hospital to start work on $187 million expansion

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 […]

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meetings In May

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 […]

Senate budget leaves out health reform proposals

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.

Vermont to submit ‘best and final offer’ in all-payer deal with feds

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.