A judge ruled last week that a former employee’s case can move forward against OneCare Vermont, the accountable care organization at the center of the state’s health care payment reform efforts.
Author: Kristen Fountain
Phil Scott signs retirement savings bill, vetoes 2 others
A bill that would have restricted law enforcement’s use of certain interrogation tactics against children in custody was one of the latest to get a veto.
State regulators stand their ground on hospital budgets
The Green Mountain Care Board resisted a push by the state’s hospitals to loosen revenue guidelines.
New laws make changes at the intersection of criminal justice and health care
Gov. Phil Scott signed laws on Tuesday that lay out different ways that law enforcement supports the health care system, and how courts should treat people with severe mental health disorders.
Phil Scott signs overdose prevention legislation into law
The bill contains more than a dozen measures to combat the state’s record opioid-related deaths and to support addiction treatment and recovery.
Competency hearing dispute lands mental health commissioner in contempt of court
A Superior Court judge issued a scathing order late last week, calling out the Vermont Department of Mental Health for “continued obstruction of the criminal justice process.”
Vermont Medicaid expected to start paying dentists more
A 50% increase in dental provider rates is likely this summer. Will it help more Vermonters get access to dental care?
Mental health disparities among Vermont children are clear in youth survey
Results from the survey conducted in high schools and middle schools in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic show again that girls, students of color and LGBTQ+ students suffer from depression, anxiety and self-harm at much higher rates than their peers.
New OneCare leader appointed amid budget scrutiny
A University of Vermont Health Network executive will serve as interim CEO, while the accountable care organization faces its state regulator over an upended 2023 budget.
UVM Medical Center patient survives a six-story fall
The hospital confirmed that a patient fell out of a window on the main campus in Burlington and continues to be treated there.