The Vermont Senate passed a bill, S.14, on Friday that would extend the scope of a program that helps doctors recover from substance abuse. The voluntary Vermont Practitioner Health Program was designed to protect the public. Many doctors are referred to it by the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. If the bill becomes law, Vermont […]
Construction companies say they experience red tape when working on state-funded projects.
Al Gobeille said he has scheduled a meeting Friday with hospitals, mental health providers, independent doctors and others to take a broad look at improving care.
Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to create an Agency of Digital Services was one of three executive orders he signed last month. Either body of the Legislature can veto it.
State regulators have fast-tracked a request from the University of Vermont Medical Center to build a $112.4 million information technology system. The Green Mountain Care Board, which regulates hospital revenue and major capital investments in health care, has approved an expedited review process for issuing a certificate of need for the project. The board has […]
Lobbyists for insurance companies say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would happen piece by piece and that it would take years to replace.
The idea is one of several being tossed around as potential revenue sources for the cleanup of Lake Champlain.
Lawmakers say the landmark price transparency law passed in 2016 is not getting the results they sought.
More than 50 lawmakers, mostly Democrats, have introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Scott says he opposes the legislation.
The vote means that the Department of Labor will not be placed under the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
The Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a revision of the fiscal year 2017 budget. A third reading and passage of the bill are expected Friday. The bill, H.125, is called the Budget Adjustment Act. This is an annual exercise the Legislature does to balance the budget in the middle of the fiscal year, […]
The group detailed some of the challenges that people of color are facing and announced plans for an omnibus racial justice bill.
The deal will pay OneCare Vermont, an accountable care organization, monthly fees to take care of 30,000 Medicaid patients this year rather than reimbursing for individual procedures.
Employees at the state facility in Berlin say they are understaffed. Hospital-employed doctors say patients are being “boarded” in their emergency rooms.