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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...
From the office of Gov. Phil Scott: We invite you to participate in the Governor’s Summit on Vermont’s Substance Use Disorder Workforce.     The Summit will take place on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.  The purpose of the event is to bring treatment professionals...
Topics: Federal health care reform and budget, pharmaceutical gift ban, regulation of medical assistants, and raising the minimum age of legal access of tobacco to 21.  Additional legislative updates Member input sought on two legislative issues VMS is seeking member input on two pending...
From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: CMS extends the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS...
The Department of Health has released updates to two Department Rules: the Medication-Assisted Treatment Rule and the Regulated Drug Rule.  The Medication Assisted Treatment Rule establishes the requirements for authorized office based opioid treatment providers to prescribe and dispense...
VMS is pleased to announce that the popular Vermont Guide to Health Care Law has been completely updated and reformatted for 2017 and is now available online.    The Guide is designed to give physicians and health care facilities a fundamental understanding of legal and regulatory requirements that...
Within the past week, several VMS-supported bills have passed the Senate: S. 45 makes changes to Vermont Prescribed Products Gift Ban.  As passed the Senate this morning, the bill will allow physicians and other clinicians to accept food paid for by a pharmaceutical company provided at a continuing...

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