The proposal, which must go through the rulemaking process, would set limits on the number of opioid painkillers prescribed for certain minor procedures.
Vermont Medical Society
“Since the Nixon administration, we’ve done payment reform, and it doesn’t do anything,” said Dr. Cyrus Jordan from the Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation.
The Vermont Medical Society urges the General Assembly to reject the proposed 2.35 percent tax on independent physicians and dentists.
The tax is expected to generate about $17 million a year — more than $10 million from physicians and $6 million from dentists. The administration says the revenue would be pumped back into the health care system, supporting Medicaid, primary care and dental services.
As a family physician and president of the Vermont Medical Society, I have a number of suggestions for the patients who are consumers of health care, which is essentially all of us.
Lower reimbursements could make it difficult for primary doctors who benefited from the enhanced payments to continue offering services to Medicaid patients.
Jill Lord, RN, MS, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Care Services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), has been named the Vermont Medical Society’s Citizen of the Year f0r 2014.
David Coddaire, M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) during its 201st annual meeting held Oct. 25, in Manchester Village, Vt.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, said Tuesday that Vermont is building a model she hopes can be leveraged in other states.
Senators seek more oversight of doctors who prescribe buprenorphine to opiate addicts.
Daniel B. Walsh, M.D. was named president of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) during its 200th annual meeting held Oct. 19, at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vt.
Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) announced Paul Harrington, executive vice president, Vermont Medical Society, has been elected chair of the organization’s board of directors.
Condos persuades lawmakers that rule giving naturopaths same prescribing powers as physicians should stand. Medical society withdraws objection.
Secretary of State’s Office ‘strongly disagrees’ with rejection of rule giving naturopaths right to prescribe more drugs
Secretary of State tells rules committee the proposed regulation did ‘everything LCAR asked.’