Inmate Matthew Hinton allegedly used a three-foot-long broken section of a broom handle to take another prisoner hostage.
Medicaid spending will once again be a driving factor in a projected $55 million to $75 million budget gap.
News Release — Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Dec. 7, 2016 Contact: Jeff Tieman, President and CEO Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Telephone: (802) 223-3461, x111 Email: [email protected] Statement of Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Regarding: Appointment of Al Gobeille as Secretary of the Agency of Human Services The […]
The governor-elect tapped the head of the Green Mountain Care Board to lead the state’s largest agency. Susanne Young, former counsel for Jim Douglas, will be secretary of the agency of administration.
Al Gobeille has consistently argued there is a national consensus that ACOs are the best way to control costs, yet study after study has detailed there is no consensus, and especially not ACOs run by large monopolistic hospitals.
Stakeholders question whether the program will save money.
The proposed increase in revenue from patient care is higher than the 3.4 percent target the Green Mountain Care Board requested from hospitals.
“There’ll be ACOs, large ACOs, in the state whether we have an all-payer model or not, and this regulation will be necessary,” said Al Gobeille, the chair of the Green Mountain Care Board.
A lawyer for the Green Mountain Care Board said it is not an antitrust regulator and depends on the attorney general’s office. Wendy Morgan, an assistant attorney general, said her office depends largely on consumer complaints.
Providers are looking at a significant cut in reimbursements for Medicaid patients seeking group therapy.
Regulators say they are close to working out a deal with the federal government that would change the way the health care industry runs in Vermont.
Vermont lawmakers, the Shumlin administration and the Green Mountain Care Board will develop a financing plan and benefits package for the state’s single-payer health care program over the next two years. But Act 48 doesn’t spell out which should come first.
Green Mountain Care Board OKs overall 3.1 percent increase after review of the state’s 14 hospital budgets. The only cuts come from Springfield.
Government programs and insurance companies must find a way to offer stable payments to doctors, hospitals, community health centers and clinics to make population health a sustainable model.