Latest News

Topics in the January 28th issue of the Legislative Bulletin and Montpelier Minute video recap include an urgent request to contact legislators regarding Gov. Shumlin’s proposed 2.35 percent tax on independent physicians, an update on the VMS Opioid Prescribing Task Force, details on new...
In his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Address, Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he will be asking the Vermont General Assembly to enact a new 2.35 percent tax on the net patient revenues of independent physicians and dentists.   The tax would be applied retroactively to January 1, 2016 and it would...
Topics in the January 14th issue of the Legislative Bulletin and Montpelier Minute video recap include cannabis legalization, a thwarted attempt to institute damages for HIPAA violations, two new opioid prescribing proposals offered by the governor and pharmacists seeking “provider status.”   To...
The Vermont Medical Society Foundation will host a physician leadership course in February that aims to help Vermont’s physicians sponsor and lead change. Titled “Physician Leadership Development within a Culture of Trust,” the course will take place Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at...
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...

Pages

Subscribe to Latest News

Apply for Membership

Green Mountain Physician Magazine

Corporate Affiliates

Powered by ThinkSpark Media