Green Mountain Care Board

Lead investor makes case to regulators to buy Burlington Labs

The drug testing company has been under investigation since October for allegedly overbilling Medicaid. But a state investigator and a lawyer for the lead investor disagree about the status of the probe and its effect on the company’s finances.

UPDATED: UVM network, others seek to acquire drug-test lab

The hospital system is among the would-be investors, according to a letter seeking emergency review of the deal by regulators. The lab company is hobbled by a fraud settlement and in default on a loan, the letter says.

UVM Health Network faces questions on health care costs

Both the UVM Medical Center and Central Vermont Medical Center requested to increase how much money they charge insurance companies by 3 percent.

Regulators approve Blue Cross price hike in split decision

Green Mountain Care Board members Con Hogan and Allan Ramsay wrote dissents questioning whether regulators are doing enough to rein in health care costs.

Regulators approve purchase of five Vermont nursing homes

The company appeared to be managing the nursing homes already, but the approval gives it formal control of about one-third of Vermont’s nursing home beds.

Lawmakers mull holding hearing on hospital profits

The discussion comes in the wake of a VTDigger investigation that found hospitals had tripled their profits and doubled their assets over the past 10 years.

Green Mountain Care Board meetings for the month of August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 29, 2016 For more information, contact Jaime Fisher (802-828-2130) GREEN MOUNTAIN CARE BOARD PUBLIC MEETINGS IN AUGUST Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold the following public meetings in August: Thursday, Aug. 4: (1:00 pm) Board Meeting Topic: TBD Located in the GMCB Board Room on […]

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.