Green Mountain Care Board

Public advocates take aim at Blue Cross rate hike request

An actuary for the Office of the Health Care Advocate disputed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s math and said premiums on Vermont Health Connect should go up just 8.7 percent.

Regulators seek to reduce MVP premium increase

The 6.7 percent increase assumes that Vermont hospitals will charge roughly the same amount for services in 2018 as they did in 2017.

Hearings on health premium increases planned this week

State regulators will hold public hearings on proposals by two health insurance companies to raise premiums for people using Vermont Health Connect. The Green Mountain Care Board will hold two hearings this week, both in Room 11 at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Next week the board will hold an additional event in the evening to […]

Small health reform company struggles to get Medicaid contract

Community Health Accountable Care, which has sought to stay independent from a large hospital network, says it has not been able to reach an agreement with Vermont Medicaid.

Ex-regulator calls on board to push investment in primary care

Dr. Allan Ramsay, formerly of the Green Mountain Care Board, said hospitals and health reform companies should be forced to invest in primary care, mental health and community services.

UPDATED: Vermont regulators approve independent surgical center

The decision allows a group of independent doctors to break into a general surgery market that has been exclusively controlled by hospitals.

Data dig: Spending at hospitals among highest in nation

Vermonters spend more per capita in hospitals than do people in almost any other state, according to data from federal regulators published by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Green Mountain Care Board meeting to discuss insurance increase

News Release — Beth Kiendl & concerned nurses from Brattleboro July 5, 2017 Contact: Beth Kiendl [email protected] The Green Mountain Care Board is meeting in Montpelier on Thursday, July 20TH at 9AM to consider the Blue Cross/Blue Shield request for a 12.7% rate increase. This increase will affect more than 70,000 of our patients, families, […]

July Green Mountain Care Board Meetings

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board June 30, 2017 Contact: 802 505 3055 GREEN MOUNTAIN CARE BOARD MEETINGS IN JULY Thursday, July 6th: No Board Meeting Scheduled Thursday, July 13th: Board Meeting (1:00 pm) ACO Budget Presentations Located in the GMCB Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the City Center Building at 89 […]

Mullin endorses salary disclosure for hospital administrators

Kevin Mullin, the new chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, said the salaries should be disclosed similarly to salaries of municipal employees.

Hospital finishes renovation for psychiatric patients

Rutland Regional Medical Center built 1,880 square feet of space in its emergency department with five rooms for patients in psychiatric crisis who are awaiting placement elsewhere.

Lawmaker raises concerns about proposed surgical center

At a meeting OneCare Vermont held for lawmakers, Rep. Jessica Brumsted, D-Shelburne, said an independent outpatient surgery center could lead to higher health care costs or nurse layoffs.

OneCare submits $779 million budget to regulators

Most of the health care reform organization’s budget comes from insurance companies and will then go to doctors and hospitals. Of the rest, $12.5 million is for operating expenses.

Regulators see good news in health care reform survey

The Green Mountain Care Board had asked providers about the move toward accountable care organizations.