Green Mountain Care Board

Survey: Health care reform efforts are not improving care

Nine out of 10 primary care providers who responded to a survey did not think health care reform efforts were bringing about better care or lowering costs.

Tom Huebner: Surgical centers may hamper community hospitals’ missions

The addition of an ambulatory surgical center in Vermont like the one being proposed in Chittenden County is precedent setting.

Smith: Does anyone know where we’re headed on health care?

No one in state government has articulated a clear vision — in understandable terms — for how the challenges are to be met.

Hospitals don’t want surgery center to pitch to new regulators

But investors in the proposed Green Mountain Surgery Center say they should be able to meet with new Green Mountain Care Board members before the regulators decide whether to OK the project.

Green Mountain Care Board Meetings in June

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board May 31, 2017 Contact: Green Mountain Care Board 802 828 2130 Thursday, June 1st: Green Mountain Care Board Budget and Legislative Update Located in the GMCB Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the City Center Building at 89 Main Street, Montpelier Thursday, June 8th: Canceled Thursday, June […]

The Deeper Dig: The health care deciders

In this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Erin Mansfield talks about the Green Mountain Care Board: who its members are, what they do, and how their decisions affect Vermonters.

Scott appoints Mullin to chair Green Mountain Care Board

Scott said he would also appoint Maureen Usifer, the former chief financial officer for Seventh Generation, to the other vacant board position.

Blue Cross requests 12.7 percent premium increase

This is the most that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has asked to raise prices since Vermont Health Connect started in 2014. The insurer says about half the increase is beyond its control.

Shorthanded regulatory board can’t agree on surgical center

The three remaining members on the five-seat Green Mountain Care Board say they cannot take action because they have not reached a consensus.

Vermont Care Organization postpones suspension vote

Chair Tom Huebner said there will still be issues to work out. The board scheduled a new vote for May 15.

National group calls surgical center opposition ‘anti-competitive’

The national Association of Independent Doctors has weighed in on the proposed Green Mountain Surgery Center and cites Federal Trade Commission sources.

Hospitals, insurers, regulators push back on pay parity language

Stakeholders picked apart an amendment that would reduce pay disparities between independent and hospital-employed doctors.

Rescue of financially strapped home health agency approved

Manchester Health Services Inc. will merge into VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. MHS’ deficits were blamed largely on Medicare reimbursement cuts and increased regulatory burdens.

Green Mountain Care Board Meetings in May

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board April 28, 2017 Contact: Green Mountain Care Board 802 828 2130 Thursday, May 4th: Canceled Thursday, May 11th: Board Meeting (1:00 pm) • Don George, BCBSVT CEO – Update on Health Insurance Market • OneCare ACO Progress Update Located in the GMCB Board Room on the 2nd Floor […]