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At its mid-September meeting, the Vermont Medical Society Council considered and voted to support six policy resolutions and a proposed bylaws change.  All six resolutions will now proceed to a vote at the VMS annual membership meeting, 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4th, at the Woodstock Inn in...
Yet again, health care coverage in Vermont is under attack at the federal level. A coalition of Vermont health care organizations is voicing unified opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill and clearly states that its passage by the United States Senate would be a major setback for...
After the the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) amended its Medicaid State Plan reimbursement methodologies for its Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) payments, primary care physicians will now receive 100% of Medicare beginning August 1.  Specifically, the DVHA primary care...
The AMA sent a letter today (Sept. 19, 2017) expressing its opposition to the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson Amendment to H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act of 2017.”  According to the AMA, the legislation does not meet the principles for health system reform that it shared with Congress on...
The Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation has announced a series of leadership classes designed to provide physicians with the tools and confidence needed to create change within the health care system.  November 3, 2017 | From Autonomy to Teamwork 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, Woodstock...
VMS recently submitted comments to the AHS Medicaid Policy Unit related to proposed changes in Medicaid’s professional fee schedule, effective Aug. 1, 2017.  In the comments VMS says it is supportive of DVHA’s plans to increase the Vermont Medicaid reimbursement for primary care to 100 percent of...
The Vermont Medical Society sent a letter to Gov. Phil Scott last week urging him to fill the pending vacant on the Green Mountain Care Board with a currently or recently practicing medical professional.  The letter stated that medical professionals would bring important medical and health care...
In an effort to keep Vermont’s physicians up-to-date on legal, regulatory and practice management issues of importance to their practices, the Vermont Medical Society is offering a monthly series of free webinars.  Taking place the third Wednesday of each month from 12 noon to 1 p.m., the webinars...
The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) has announced the appointment of Jessa Barnard, Esq., as its next executive vice president.  Barnard will take over leadership of the state’s largest physician’s organization on Dec. 1st following the Nov. 30th retirement of Paul Harrington after 15 years of...
The State of Vermont is seeking candidates for an upcoming vacancy on the independent, five-member, Green Mountain Care Board, which was established by Vermont's landmark health care reform law.  The Board consists of a Chair and four board members who serve a term of 6 years on the Board.   The...

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