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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...
Each year VMS solicits nominations for its Distinguished Service Award, the Physician of the Year Award, the Physician Award for Community Service, the Citizen of the Year Award, and the Founders’ Award.  The VMS Committee on Awards will accept nominations for these awards until July 28, 2017.  ...
The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) opposes the passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) by the United States Senate.  The Society’s position is based on the belief that affordable, high-quality health care should be available to all Vermonters and all Americans. The Affordable Care Act (...
The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) are pleased that our policymakers have chosen not to pass legislation legalizing marijuana at this time, and we thank them for their commitment to the health of Vermont’s citizens, especially its...
A reminder to all prescribers and practices that the Vermont Department of Health Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids for Pain and Vermont Prescription Monitoring Program Rule go into effect July 1, 2017.  That gives practices two more weeks to prepare. For more information, please see the...

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