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News from DC and UVM Community Rounds

Sep 11, 2017
Dear Friends, All of us at VAHHS have been busy preparing for our big annual meeting—this week in Jay Peak!  The program is packed with content and we expect record attendance for our time together. The…

Devastation of Harvey and Irma

Sep 11, 2017
Dear Friends, Today, our country is reeling from some of the worst storms in history. Our colleagues at health care facilities and senior living facilities in the southern part of our country, as well…

Some news and notes from last week and looking to the week ahead

Sep 04, 2017
Dear Friends, Some news and notes from last week and looking to the week ahead: Hurricane Harvey  Our health care provider colleagues in Texas continue heroically to manage illness and injury from…

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…