Green Mountain Care Board

MVP argues for 6.3 percent increase in insurance prices

The insurer requested in May to raise prices 8.8 percent. The Green Mountain Care Board’s actuaries said that number should be 3.7 percent. MVP countered with 6.3 percent.

Advocates tell regulators: Reject Blue Cross price increase

The insurer wants to raise its prices on the health care exchange an average of 8.18 percent, and the Green Mountain Care Board’s actuaries say that number should be 8.24 percent.

Report recommends lower price increase for MVP Health Care

The insurer has asked to raise what it charges customers on Vermont Health Connect by 8.8 percent starting Jan. 1. Actuaries say the prices should go up only 3.7 percent.

Insurer says Vermont’s two largest hospitals should cut prices

MVP HealthCare says UVM Medical Center charges the insurance company substantially more than similar academic hospitals — and that Rutland Regional should lower its prices.

VITL wants to give doctors easier access to medical records

About 96 percent of patients allow doctors to view their records through VITL Access. A proposed policy would give them automatic consent unless patients object.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meetings in July

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board June 29, 2016 Contact: Jaime Fisher 802-828-2130 Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in July: Thursday, July 7: Canceled Tuesday, July 12: (2:00 pm) Data Governance Council Meeting Located in the GMCB Board Room on the 2nd Floor of […]

Regulators tell administration to improve cash flow to VITL

“I think if we can get them funded properly we can eliminate that as an excuse … and then let’s really start to measure the results versus the goals,” said Al Gobeille, chair of the 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.