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HealthFirst is Vermont’s Independent Practice Association representing health care practitioners working at physician-owned practices throughout the state.
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.
The sleep medicine program at the University of Vermont Medical Center has such a backlog for appointments that some physicians in Chittenden County say they are reluctant to rely on the program for their sleep-deprived patients...
Whenever the newest proposal to overhaul health care is introduced and scrutinized, the focus always turns to how many people will “lose” their health-care coverage...
By Erin Mansfield
Sep 25 2017
Two advocates have asked lawmakers to consider antitrust issues as they charge health care regulators with oversight of accountable care organizations...