Next Generation Medicaid
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Governor Phil Scott announced the Next Generation Medicaid Pilot Program. Jeff Tieman, President and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems had this to say:
“Vermont’s hospitals are committed to lowering health care costs and ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality care they can afford, from the hospital and doctor of their choice. For that reason, today’s announcement is exciting as it represents an important next step in transforming our care and payment delivery system for Vermonters. With this announcement, hospitals will begin moving toward a system that pays for quality care and focuses on improving health outcomes for patients.
The All-Payer Model is a patient centered approach that we believe will provide Vermonters with more affordable, accessible, high quality care.”