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Hospital Budget Hearings Complete

Aug 26, 2017
Dear Friends,  Vermont's hospitals last week concluded their budget presentations to the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB). This unique process provides the regulator and Vermonters with a transparent…

Hospitals Participate in Budget Hearings in Montpelier, Castleton

Aug 20, 2017
VAHHS Update 8-21-17 Last week, hospitals began presenting their proposed 2018 fiscal year budgets to the Green Mountain Care Board. On average, hospital budgets showed historically low growth and reflected…

Hospital Budget Hearings Begin This Week

Aug 13, 2017
Dear Friends,  This week begins the annual hospital budget presentations, an exercise in transparency that is entirely unique to our state. Earlier this month, Vermont’s 14 non-profit hospitals submitted…

Gearing Up for Annual Meeting

Aug 05, 2017
It’s hard to believe it’s already August. For me, this summer has been quite busy including meetings in DC, advocacy to protect the Affordable Care Act, preparation for hospital budget presentations and…

FY18 Preliminary Hospital Budgets

Jul 27, 2017
Green Mountain Care Board Outlines Preliminary Hospital Budgets Hospitals Project Net Patient Revenue Growth at 3.6% for FY18 The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) staff provided a preliminary report to…

Vermont’s Governor, Congressional Delegation and Legislative Leaders Encourage Thoughtful Federal Policy, Praise Vermont’s Health Reform Work

Jul 20, 2017
Montpelier, VT – Yesterday in the Governor’s ceremonial office, Vermont leaders from all major political parties encouraged the U.S. Senate to adopt smart, sensible changes to the Affordable Care Act and…

Statement on Green Mountain Care Board’s Decision Regarding the Green Mountain Surgery Center

Jul 11, 2017
The following statement is from Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, regarding today's decision by the Green Mountain Care Board’s regarding the Green Mountain Surgery Center Certificate of Need Application.  "Following…

Welch Offers Help With Drug Prices, Telemedicine

Jul 07, 2017
Story by Robin Smith and printed in the Caledonian Record.  NEWPORT CITY — Local health officials told U.S. Congressman Peter Welch Thursday afternoon that his bipartisan efforts on several bills in Washington,…

2017 Legislative Session is a Wrap

Jun 25, 2017
Dear Friend, We can now officially say that the 2017 legislative session has concluded. Following an impasse over teacher health care contracts, legislators had to return last week to finalize a state…

Statement on Senate's Release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Jun 23, 2017
The following statement is from Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, regarding the U.S. Senate's newest draft bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:  "Vermont has one of the lowest uninsured rates in…