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May 12, 2019
  ACO and APM Reporting S.7 Passed both chambers Requires the GMCB to conduct an evaluation of the extent to which social services are integrated into accountable care    Budget     H.542     Conference…

Legislative Update 5-6-19

May 05, 2019
By Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations Last Week Budget: The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the budget out of committee on Friday.  The budget restores the proposed cut of $582,000…

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 04, 2019
by Emma Harrigan May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month since first recognized in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA).  Much has changed in mental health care delivery since then, and…


Apr 28, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, VT (April 26, 2019) – Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) announces its plan to restore employee salaries and wages effective May 5, 2019 as it has exceeded an important milestone ?- the…

OneCare Press Release on SIM Report

Apr 13, 2019
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 15, 2019Contact: Amy Bodette, 802-847-7364  Two Reports Show Early, Significant Health Care Reform Progress in Vermont: Access to early childhood developmental screenings…

Legislative Update 4-15-19

Apr 13, 2019
Last Week SIM Final Impact Analysis: Secretary Gobeille and Director Backus presented the recent findings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the State Innovation Model (SIM)…

Vermont receives accolades in new CMS report

Apr 13, 2019
One thing that drew me to Vermont when I began my work for the hospital association was the state’s standout health care system. Here in the Green Mountains, policy makers, health care providers, payers,…


Apr 06, 2019
Last Week Mental Health Facilities: The Department of Mental Health presented its plan for a 16-bed secure residential facility to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.  This facility would replace…

Legislative Update 4-1-19

Mar 30, 2019
Last Week Budget: The budget passed out of the House and is on to the Senate. It does not contain the Administration’s proposal of funding the Green Mountain Care Board by increasing the proportion billed…

Legislative Update 3-18-19

Mar 17, 2019
Last Week Crossover has ended!  We’ll have a full wrap up of what is moving and not moving next week after the money committees get their bills out.  In the meantime, here is a summary of the latest: Rural…