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The Green Mountain Care Board is seeking members of an advisory group that will support its policy-making efforts.  The advisory group will provide information and recommendations to the board on the following topics: Hospital budgets and health system finances Insurance carrier rate review...
From the American Medical Association:   On Nov. 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2012, with respect to any HIPAA covered entity that is not in compliance with the Version 5010 HIPAA transactions. ...
The Agency of Administration is hosting four listening sessions across Vermont to help inform the design of future health care reform financing plans.  These sessions will include presentations on the challenges facing Vermont's health care system, how health care is financed currently in Vermont,...
White River Family Practice in White River Junction has become the second Vermont physician practice to achieve meaningful use.  The six physicians in the practice each received $18,000 in EHR incentives from Medicare, the maximum available in the first year of that program. They will be eligible...
The Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to University of Vermont College of Medicine student Delia French. A third-year medical student, French is a native of Shrewsbury, Vt., and hopes to practice primary care in the state.  She earned a...
The Vermont Medical Society adopted policy resolutions that address a number of issues critical to the delivery of health care, including the issuance of an annual progress report on the state government's compliance with the Act 48 principles, patient education and incentives for health, and...
Victor Pisanelli, Jr., M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society during its 198th annual meeting held Oct. 29th, at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vt. Dr. Pisanelli is a surgeon at Rutland Regional Medical Center and a Vermont Medical Society council member.  Dr. Pisanelli earned his...
Stephen Leffler M.D. has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Fletcher Allen Health Care.  He is currently medical director of the Emergency Department and president of the medical staff. Dr. Leffler succeeds John Brumsted M.D., Fletcher Allen’s interim president and chief executive...
By day, George Till, M.D., is a member of the Vermont House of Representatives.  By night, he’s an OB/GYN hospitalist at Fletcher Allen Health Care who, prior to his election to the House in 2008, was part of a group practice in Chittenden County for 21 years. The Green Mountain Physician recently...
The Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation (VMSERF) announced today that it has been awarded a $130,000 grant from The Physicians Foundation to help fund the creation of a statewide Practitioners’ Resource Center.   The Center was proposed last June by VMSERF, a foundation...

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