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.
VTDigger publishes regular stories on health care. We cover the state’s hospitals, accountable care organization OneCare, the state’s psychiatric care system, the Green Mountain Care Board, insurers, health care policy, and statewide debates on healthcare reform. Katie Jickling is VTDigger's healthcare reporter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Vermont Conversation: The radical act of hanging out
The surgeon general warned that loneliness can increase your risk of premature death to levels comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It increases your risk of dementia by 50%.
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.
Vermont begins process to find and remove lead lines from public drinking water
Officials with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation have asked people who use community water sources to keep an eye out for messages about scheduling a water line check.
Vermont Conversation: In war on doctors, Vermont OB-GYNs strive to be 'a beacon of light and hope'
Thirteen states have criminalized all abortion care. Over 500 bills have been proposed targeting LGBTQ+ care, including many that criminalize gender-affirming care.