KEEPING VERMONT HEALTHY

HealthFirst is Vermont’s Independent Practice Association representing health care practitioners working at physician-owned practices throughout the state. 
Key stats:

  • 71 member practices
  • More than 250 Practitioners, including MDs/DOs, NPs, PAs and RNs
  • 33 primary care sites
  • 37 specialty fields
  • Members in 10 counties: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor

Our mission is to promote and foster the long-term success of independent healthcare practices throughout Vermont. HealthFirst offers resources, education and support to independent practices so they can continue to bring a high quality personal care option to their patients in the current healthcare climate. HealthFirst also provides a unified voice for small independent physicians seeking to impact the direction of health reform efforts. To hear from some of our members, click here.

Joining HealthFirst has a significant effect on lowering overhead costs and enables practices to collaborate on new payment models while maintaining their independence.

Benefits include:

  • Provider Bargaining Group
  • Advocacy
  • MVP Contract
  • ACO Contracts
  • Collaborative Care Network
  • Group Purchasing
  • Malpractice Insurance
For more details on member benefits and savings, please click here.

NEWS

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PATIENTS COMPLAIN OF LONG WAIT TIMES FOR SURGERIES
BY ERIN MANSFIELD

Some patients and doctors who use the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington say they face long wait times for surgeries and other medical procedures despite claims by the hospital that there is plenty of capacity...
INDEPENDENT DOCTORS FORM NEW ADVOCACY GROUP
BY ERIN MANSFIELD

Independent doctors have started an organization in Vermont dedicated to helping them keep their small practices in the face of what they consider pressure to sell out to hospitals...
SENATORS PUSH REGULATORS FOR PROGRESS ON MEDICAL PAY PARITY
BY ERIN MANSFIELD

The Senate Finance Committee pressed health care regulators Thursday night to explain why they haven’t taken action to close the pay gap between self-employed doctors and those who work for hospitals...

KEY CONTACTS

EVENTS

  • Clinical Implementation Committee Meeting

    HealthFirst Office
    May 4, 2017 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

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