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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...
            Now that the 2017 legislative session has adjourned, catch up on all the major pieces of legislation that the Vermont Medical Society engaged in on your behalf during this year’s session by viewing the Montpelier Minute above, or reading the 2017 Legislative Wrap-up, which for your...
The following alert was distributed by Alexandra Clauss, Esq., a shareholder with Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer in Burlington:   Accommodations for Pregnancy-Related Conditions Under this new law, employers will be required to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related...
From the AMA: The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has received multiple reports of ‘WannaCry’ (also known as ‘WannaCrypt’) ransomware infections in several countries around the world and in the United States.  Some of these infections are impacting patient access to care...
The Vermont Department of Health Opioid and Prescription Monitoring Rules are going into effect July 1.    Resources for more information include a VDH-VMS webinar (delivered on May 17th, however recording and handouts available here), a VMS summary of the new rules, and the VDH resources webpage...
On June 15th, the VPMS will go live with a new system on the AWARxE Platform. This system, while new to Vermont, is currently used by many other states across the country and the goal is to offer improved functionality and clinical tools. Once the VPMS is live and stable on the new system, the VPMS...
The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) opposes the May 4th passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the United States House of Representatives. 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...
The AMA Opioid Task Force has released a progress report and state-specific data concerning prescription monitoring program and opioid prescribing.   The data shows significant progress being made in Vermont, as retail filled prescriptions of all opioid analgesics in the state declined 16.7 percent...
The Vermont Department of Health is organizing a series of in-person presentation and webinars covering the new rules and regulations for opioid prescribing in Vermont.  In-person presentations will take place April 18, at UVM and April 20, at CVPS on Rutland.  A webinar will take place on May 17th...
Vermont Medical Society Executive Vice President Paul Harrington has announced his retirement from the state’s largest statewide physician organization, effective at the end of this year.  “It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege to have served the Society and its dedicated members for 15...

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