Green Mountain Care Board

Issue arises with past Green Mountain Care Board appointment

Betty Rambur served from 2013 until Jan. 15, but the Senate never confirmed her appointment, says the chamber’s secretary. A current interim member’s status has been questioned too.

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region Receives Certificate of Need Approval

News Release — Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region April 25, 2017 Media Contact: Bernadette C. Robin 802.770.1520 | [email protected] RUTLAND, VT (April 25, 2017)– The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) has received Certificate of Need approval from the Green Mountain Care Board for a merger with […]

Patients complain of long wait times for surgeries

Patients and their doctors wrote in public comments about a proposed independent surgical center that people have suffered while awaiting treatment.

Pallito to take job with Green Mountain Care Board

He is leaving the administration, where he is Gov. Phil Scott’s chief budget writer, but said he “absolutely” felt welcome to stay on if he chose.

Senators push regulators for progress on medical pay parity

Insurers still pay hospital doctors more for the same procedure than those who are self-employed. “When this building gets frustrated, our inclination is to tell you what to do,” one lawmaker warned regulators.

Hospitals ordered to lower future growth in prices by $15 million

The Green Mountain Care Board voted to have hospitals use half of any unexpected profits they made in fiscal year 2016 to offset price increases.

Surgical center investor contests ‘misleading’ testimony

Amy Cooper took aim at the UVM Medical Center’s statement that the independent center isn’t needed because the hospital has plenty of capacity in its surgery rooms.

Hospitals ask lawmakers to judge profits, not revenue

The hospital association said members actually went over budget by $28 million — less than half of what regulators had said. State budget writers are eyeing the money hospitals get for charity care.

Robert Holland: David vs. Goliath at the Green Mountain Care Board

The prize was a certificate of need, the go-ahead from the Green Mountain Care Board to build the Green Mountain Surgery Center.

Hogan walks back comments on UVM Health Network

A member of the Green Mountain Care Board has walked back comments he made during an April 13 meeting, when he said the board would open a “special” review of growth at Central Vermont Medical Center’s facility on the Barre-Montpelier Road. Con Hogan issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying he had gotten ahead of himself […]

UPDATED: Paperwork issue casts doubt on Lunge’s board seat, says administration

The governor said documentation of her appointment last year is missing. His lawyer called it “a question that … does jeopardize the proceedings of the Green Mountain Care Board.”

Regulator suggests fining UVM Health Network for growth

Green Mountain Care Board member Con Hogan said the board will open up a special review of the expansion of a clinic on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin.

Updated Green Mountain Care Board Meetings in April

News Release — Green Mountain Care Board April 14, 2017 Contact: 802 828 2130 UPDATED GREEN MOUNTAIN CARE BOARD MEETINGS IN APRIL Tuesday, April 4th: Board Meeting (11:00 am) • Hospital Budget Presentations Located in the GMCB Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the City Center Building at 89 Main Street, Montpelier Thursday, April […]

Hospitals, regulators lean hard on surgical center investors

Allowing the Green Mountain Surgical Center to open would let independent doctors penetrate a market that has been exclusively controlled by hospitals.