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Vermont Health Connect (VHC) is continuing to retroactively terminate patients from VHC coverage.  Plans have informed the Vermont Medical Society that they plan to recoup claims paid in 2015 for individuals who are retroactively terminated by VHC, when the patients had Medicaid coverage at the...
Videos from the 202nd Vermont Medical Society Annual Meeting, held Nov. 6th at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, have been posted online.   Click on the following videos to view:  Green Mountain Care Board Chairman Al Gobeille’s keynote addressThe acceptance speech of newly named VMS president James Hebert...
The Vermont Medical Society adopted policy resolutions that address a number of issues important to the state’s physicians, including a potential all-payer Medicare waiver, universal background checks for firearm sales and a excise tax on sweetened beverages.  VMS members approved the resolutions...
James Hebert, M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society during its 202nd annual meeting Nov. 6, in Stowe, Vt.  Dr. Hebert is a general surgeon at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a Mackay-Page Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he...
The Vermont Medical Society recognized five Vermonters for their outstanding contributions to the health and well being of the state’s residents during its 202nd annual meeting held Nov. 6, in Stowe, Vt.  William V. Raszka, Jr., M.D., of the University of Vermont Medical Center and University of...
The Department of Health has filed a proposed rule that establishes minimum requirements for Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) providers and also establishes requirements for Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs).  A public hearing on the proposed rule is scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2...
Collaborative Meeting of VMS, AAPVT, ACPVT, ACSVT, VTAFP & VPA Nov. 6 and 7, 2015 Topnotch Resort Stowe, Vt.  Please plan on joining us in attending the first collaborative meeting held with the Vermont Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, American College of...
The Vermont Board of Pharmacy recently amended its administrative rules to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances.  The rules, which were approved by the legislature in August, will become effective on Sept. 15, 2015.  The rules permit use of electronic prescribing for Schedule II...
From the Vermont Department of Health: Dear Dispensers:   The Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS) will transition from vendor Health Information Designs (HID) to Appriss, Inc. (Appriss) in order provide registered users with a more robust and functional system to assess and monitor...
Dr. Justin Knapp’s home phone rang at 10 p.m. just four-and-a-half hours after he had left Central Vermont Community Hospital for the day. Chaos had gripped the Emergency Room.   A psychiatric patient who went off his medication a week prior was in crisis and was threatening the staff who were...

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