Vermont Medical Society

Health Department proposes rules to cap prescription opiates

The proposal, which must go through the rulemaking process, would set limits on the number of opioid painkillers prescribed for certain minor procedures.

Doctors propose new health care model for at-risk elders

“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.

James Hebert: Shumlin’s Medicaid ‘cure’ worse than the disease

The Vermont Medical Society urges the General Assembly to reject the proposed 2.35 percent tax on independent physicians and dentists.

As provider tax becomes clearer, opposition lines up

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.

David Coddaire: Individuals have role in delivery of better health care

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.

Sunset of ACA enhanced Medicaid payments could hurt beneficiaries in Vermont

Lower reimbursements could make it difficult for primary doctors who benefited from the enhanced payments to continue offering services to Medicaid patients.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital’s Jill Lord named Vermont Medical Society’s 2014 Citizen of the Year

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.

Vermont Medical Society taps new officers

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.

Obama official applauds Vermont’s health information-sharing effort

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, said Tuesday that Vermont is building a model she hopes can be leveraged in other states.

Amendment would crack down on street sales of opiate treatment drug

Senators seek more oversight of doctors who prescribe buprenorphine to opiate addicts.

Vermont Medical Society taps new officers

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.

Paul Harrington elected chair of Vermont Information Technology Leaders board of directors

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.

In an about-face, lawmakers expand prescription authority for naturopaths

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.’