NEWS

  • SHORTHANDED REGULATORY BOARD CAN’T AGREE ON SURGICAL CENTER

    • VTDigger.org
    • May 2017

    BY ERIN MANSFIELD

    The Green Mountain Care Board says it cannot make a decision on whether to approve a controversial surgical center, citing vacancies on the board.

    The board is supposed to have five members. However, it has been operating with just three since January, when Al Gobeille became the secretary of the Agency of Human Services and Betty Rambur moved to Rhode Island.

    The remaining members — Jessica Holmes, Con Hogan and Robin Lunge — wrote Friday...



  • MEDICAL PAY PARITY BILL MEETS SCHEDULING ISSUES

    • VTDigger.org
    • May 2017

    BY ERIN MANSFIELD

    Procedural issues are calling into question the future of a bill the Senate passed Friday that, among other things, seeks to level the playing field for independent and hospital-employed doctors.

    The bill, H.29, passed the House earlier in the session as a bill that has to do with Medicare expenses. The Senate Finance Committee then added language on regulatory fees for insurance companies and medical pay parity.

    The language on pay parity — the idea that insurers should reimburse independent doctors equitably to hospital-employed doctors — has become the most controversial part of the bill...



  • SENATE PASSES MEDICAL PAY PARITY BILL OVER INTENSE PUSHBACK

    • VTDigger.org
    • May 2017

    BY ERIN MANSFIELD

    The Vermont Senate passed a bill that seeks to level the playing field for independent doctors, despite intense pushback from hospitals, insurance companies and the chairs of two key committees.

    The Senate passed H.29, with an amendment on medical pay parity, overwhelmingly on a voice vote Friday.

    The Senate attached the pay parity language to H.29, which originally dealt with Medicare...



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