Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

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.

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.

Regulators set hearing on for-profit surgical center proposal

The Green Mountain Care Board on April 13 will hear from investors seeking to build the center in Colchester. Vermont hospitals have opposed the project for nearly two years.

Vermont insurer, hospitals oppose Obamacare replacement bill

“For Vermont and Vermonters, we don’t see anything good,” the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont said Thursday. “It’s nothing we can support.”

Telemedicine on the rise at Vermont hospitals

Hospital administrators say giving patients remote access to routine checkups and specialists can improve care and cut costs. The efforts come as a telemedicine bill, approved by the Senate Friday, aims to increase insurer reimbursement.

Jeff Tieman: Building a strong health care system for all Vermonters

I understand that many Vermonters are weary from recent health care reform efforts. I also know that health reform, while difficult and complicated, can make a major difference in the lives of people and families.

Hospital administrator pay shows upward trend

Average compensation for chief executives at 15 hospitals went up 6.4 percent between 2013 and 2014. UVM Medical Center was an exception because of a bonus payout the previous year.

VAHHS Statement on Gobeille Appointment

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 […]

Board grants anonymity to surgical center investors

Lawyers for the planned Green Mountain Surgery Center in Colchester argued that the investors in the project could be subject to retaliation from hospitals if their identities were known.

Hospital lobbyist takes job with visiting nurse network

The top lobbyist for Vermont’s hospitals has left her post to run the organization that advocates for Vermont’s 10 visiting nurse associations and hospices. Jill Mazza Olson, the former vice president of policy and legislative affairs at the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, will be the executive director of the VNAs of Vermont […]

Independent doctors locked in regulatory battle with hospitals

The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems says a proposed surgical center would have a “direct negative impact.”

Regulators to decide on $2.4 billion in proposed hospital revenue

The proposed increase in revenue from patient care is higher than the 3.4 percent target the Green Mountain Care Board requested from hospitals.

Vermont hospital association names new CEO

After a national search for the right leader, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems named a new president and chief executive officer Thursday. The organization lobbies for Vermont’s 14 hospitals and collects admissions data for the Vermont Department of Health. Former CEO Bea Grause left in December to take a similar job in […]

Hospital affiliation bill becomes patient notification bill

A key Senate committee has removed two major provisions from a bill that forced lawmakers to explore how much insurance companies pay hospitals in relation to independent practices. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee stripped down major provisions of S.245. The original version of the bill would have required state officials to closely monitor hospitals’ […]