Doctor groups deciding whether to back all-payer deal

Medicaid by the numbers, stethoscope

Votes could come in the next week or two. And if any one of three groups of doctors decides to endorse the deal, the state will have enough support to sign its draft agreement with the feds.

State and feds reach deal for new health care funding model

Peter Shumlin

The draft agreement comes after nearly two years of negotiations between state officials and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Vermont would be the first state to set up an all-payer system.

Shumlin optimistic of federal deal for health payment overhaul

Peter Shumlin

The governor says the biggest change consumers would see under the all-payer model is an increase in the quality of care they receive.

Davis: Health care merger realigns hospitals, community centers

Plainfield Health Center

The deal capped nearly two years of grinding and often contentious negotiations between doctors, community health centers and hospitals.

Doctors, community health centers, hospitals reach agreement on centralized management

health care

Instead of starting with a full-on merger, HealthFirst will dissolve, while OneCare Vermont and Community Health Accountable Care will coordinate management through an umbrella organization.