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MVP to pay $230,000 for overcharging Vermonters

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Last week, the Department of Financial Regulation announced the conclusion of its investigation of MVP Health Insurance Co., finding the company had overcharged 470 Vermonters in violation of Vermont state law.

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New director Janet Hunt to lead advocacy push for Vermont seniors

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

As new director of the Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Janet Hunt is one of the leading advocates for Vermont seniors. Her policy initiatives come at a key time in Vermont’s health care transition.

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Outlook: Vermont on the brink of an Affordable Care Act repeal

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

With an Affordable Care Act repeal on the horizon, Vermont’s leaders are trying to predict the future amid changing messages coming from Washington.

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Tomah VA Medical Center’s ‘Candy Man’ stripped of license

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In a deal announced Wednesday, the Department of Safety and Professional Services ordered the mental health professional to permanently surrender his license and registration.

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Medicaid managed care not working out for behavioral-health patients

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, News, North Carolina, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Medicaid was intended as a safety net for people like Barbara Lee and Cathy Barton of North Carolina. Both are raising acutely disabled children. “My son, Michael, is 25 years old and severely autistic and nonverbal for a large part of his life,” Lee said. “He is very rarely able to string together full sentences […]

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Dental therapy defeat in Arizona raises ethical questions

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, National, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The victory lap dentists took in December over the defeat of dental therapy in Arizona was swift, but may have been a bit premature.

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