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The current legislation is considered a consumer protection bill but there is strong physician opposition to insurers requiring them to get prior permission for treatment of some medical issues or use of some drugs
Posted in Health, Politics | Tagged Blue Cross Blue Shield, h.77, legislature, Leigh Tofferi, medicine, MVP Health Care, Paul Harrington, physicians, prior authorization, S.44, Statehouse, Susan Gretkowski, Vermont Medical Society
Norman Ward, M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) today during its 199th annual meeting held at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vt.
The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) today adopted policy resolutions that address a number of issues important to the state’s physicians, including the rising cost of care, medical liability reform, battling childhood obesity, and increasing usage of the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System. VMS members approved the resolutions during the organization’s 199th annual meeting held at Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vt.
This national movement towards the development of population-based, integrated health care systems of care — or accountable care organizations — has been heavily influenced by the work of Vermont political leaders over the last 20 years.
Posted in Opinion | Tagged Accountable Care Coalition of the Green Mountains, accountable care organizations, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, OneCare Vermont, Paul Harrington, Vermont Medical Society
The 2009 legislation, Act 59, largely eliminated companies’ ability to give gifts to doctors. The same law lifted the veil on clinical trials.
Shumlin’s team can get the costs to the public down, but the whole thing will blow up if people don’t get the care they need.
Posted in Health | Tagged Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Green Mountain Care Board, Peter Shumlin, single payer, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, Vermont Medical Society
For immediate release Mar. 1, 2012 Contact Communication Office Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 BURLINGTON – A “Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain” conference will be held on March 31, 2011 (7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) at the Burlington Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. The conference will explore clinical issues for prescribers including [...]
Robin Lunge said the administration proposes other methods of dealing with disputes between doctors and patients.
Digger Tidbits: Vets make prison gang list; docs say not so fast on emergency rule; midwifery bill gets fix
Whether the aging vets at the local watering hole constitute a gang comes down to a definition from the Department of Justice.
For more information, contact: Justin Campfield | (802) 683-9889 | firstname.lastname@example.org Vermont Medical Society Taps New Officers Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Victor Pisanelli, Jr., named president of state physicians’ association. Stowe, Vt. (Oct. 29, 2011) – Victor Pisanelli, Jr., M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) today during its 198th annual [...]