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The Vermont Medical Society recognized five Vermonters for their outstanding contributions to the health and well being of the state’s residents during its 203rd annual meeting held Nov. 5, in Burlington, Vt.  Lewis First, M.D., FAAP, of the University of Vermont Medical Center and The Robert...
The Vermont Medical Society’s Education and Research Foundation (VMSERF) has awarded $5,000 scholarships to Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont students Margaret Graham and Grace Adamson.  The recipients were honored at the Vermont Medical Society’s 203rd annual...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12 noon to 1 p.m. Learn about important changes in employment law for physician practices: ban the box, overtime pay changes effective Dec 1, paid sick leave and more. Presented by:  Alexa Clauss, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC Open to VMS members,...
Governor Shumlin and the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) recently released the Draft Vermont Accountable Care Organization All-Payer Model Agreement.  You can find the draft agreement here: http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/sites/gmcb/files/documents/payment-reform/DRAFT_APM_Agreement_UNDER_LEGAL_REVIEW...
Registration for the 203rd Vermont Medical Society Annual Meeting is open via online registration or by mail.  The meeting will be held in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and Vermont Psychiatric Association, Nov. 4-5, at...
The Vermont Department of Health recently released draft rules governing the prescribing of opioids for acute and chronic pain and for querying the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System.   VMS staff have summarized the proposals and annotated the summary with initial comments and questions...
In an attempt to help VMS members learn where candidates for the state’s top-two offices stand on key health-related issues, the Green Mountain Physician recently asked the major party candidates for Vermont Governor and Lt. Governor to share their views on a number of major health care topics the...
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance invites you to a complimentary webinar on Monday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) entitled, Successful Communication Strategies and Interventions to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Improve Medication Metrics within a Medicare Population. Register here: https://attendee....
Managing Opioid Prescriptions for Pain to Prevent Addiction Presentation/Training by Dr. Charlie Maclean, Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician/Associate Dean for Primary Care & Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Friday, September 16th Noon – 1 p.m. CSAC Conference Room ...
UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. August 2016 Dear Colleague,  I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I meet families too ashamed to seek...

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