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The threatening Nor'Easter this weekend did nothing to dim the warm spirit of conviviality and community at the 205th VMS Annual Meeting, hosted in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and the Vermont Psychiatric Association in...
Last week, the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and and Vermont Department of Health Access (DVHA) sent out a letter signed by Commissioner Levine from VDH and Commissioner Gustafson from DVHA to Vermont physicians encouraging them to motivate their patients to quit. These departments are looking...
Every year, VMS asks our members to nominate Vermont leaders who have provided outstanding contributions to the medical profession, to health organizations and to the welfare of the public. This year, we are proud to announce the 2018 VMS Leadership Award Recipients are: Distinguished Service...
Do you have questions about what is covered for your patients under Medicare Part B plans? Medicare Part B has undergone some changes in 2018 that could result in changes in payments, reimbursements and settings of care. Learn more on Thursday, October 18th at 12-1PM and earn CME credit during our...
The VMS Council met last week and discussed eight policy resolutions that will now advance to the VMS Annual Membership Meeting, being held October 27th from 9-11:30 am at Topnotch in Stowe, VT. All of the resolutions can now be found by clicking here. The Council voted to support the following...
For members living or working in Chittenden County, please join us on Tuesday, September 25th from 6-8PM at the Arts Riot at 400 Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont for our second 2018 VMS Legislative Reception. This event is the second in our four-part regional series, to which we have invited the...
Click here to find the results from the Physicians Foundation's Sixth Biennial Physician Survey, in which nearly 9,000 physicians were surveyed on the impact of poverty on healthcare outcomes, practice patterns, career plans, how physicians are responding to the opioid crisis and general...
The 205th VMS Annual & Collaborative Meeting  Held In collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and the Vermont Psychiatric Association October 26-27, 2018 At Topnotch Spa & Resort, Stowe, Vermont          You can make your...
The statutorily-created Controlled Substances and Pain Management Advisory Council was convened last week by the Department of Health to consider updates to the Opioid Prescribing Rules. The VDH presentation can be found here.  Updates under consideration are technical and clarifying in nature and...
Along with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and GunSense Vermont, the Vermont Medical Society has filed an amicus curiae brief in Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs v. Birmingham. The coalition is urging Vermont’s Superior Court to reject a gun-lobby backed challenge to S.55, an...

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