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Scott’s election could slam brakes on ‘all-payer’ health care

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The election of Republican Phil Scott as governor marks a new path for Vermont’s health care future.

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Independent doctors joining Medicaid deal could spell end of fee-for-service

By   /  November 4, 2016  /  Federal government, Health Care, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“No one promoting the ACO model has ever explained exactly how a general financial incentive to limit care will not lead to excessive cuts in care in some cases,” said Dr. Robert Emmons.

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‘Waiting for government’ leads to lack of innovation in Vermont’s health care

By   /  November 3, 2016  /  Federal government, Health Care, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Health Connect has been riddled with problems since the launch of the program in 2013. Why? Experts say health care innovation is moving faster than Vermont’s government understands, and that lawmakers are keeping patients stuck in the past.

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Vermont’s OneCare to transition to global Medicaid budget

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Medicaid expansion ran loose in Texas last week.

OneCare has contracted with Medicaid to transition providers into a global budget in 2017, and independent doctors have until Nov. 4 to decide if they will participate in the agreement.

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North Florida residents see dwindling insurance options

By   /  October 28, 2016  /  Florida, Health Care  /  No Comments

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Residents in two Florida counties, Escambia and Santa Maria, will have only one option for insurance on the federal marketplace next year, the Pensacola News Journal reports. Aetna and United Healthcare will leave the northern Florida counties on Jan. 1, leaving Florida Blue as the sole provider on the exchange. Darnell Smith, Florida Blue North […]

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D.C. parents, officials seek to delay school nurse cuts

By   /  October 27, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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As a parent of two, Gwendolyn Washington is happy that a school nurse is present at Shepherd Elementary four days a week. But the day the nurse wasn’t there, her three-year-old fell off a sliding board at recess. Teachers called Washington and her husband but did not give the child a bag of ice for […]

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