Latest RxP Update

Latest RxP Update

From Dr. Rick Barnett: Hello Div55ers and VPA Members, Here is a brief update on Vermont’s RxP effort, with a longer description coming next week (after I meet with the lobbyist). I spoke with the Office of Professional Regulation today who spear-headed a...
Vermont RxP Update

Vermont RxP Update

From Dr. Rick Barnett: We are awaiting the report from our Office of Professional Regulation. In the Fall of 2021, they conducted the first ever Sunrise Review process, which included public hearings/comments, and testimony from opponents and proponents.  While...
Update from 2021 Legislative Session

Update from 2021 Legislative Session

PSYPACT (H.391):  Our advocates in Montpelier are in communication with the lead sponsor for PSYPACT, Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky (P – Chitt), although the bill was not taken up this year.  Our advocates report there is a good chance of progress next session...
Protect Telehealth Access Through Medicare

Protect Telehealth Access Through Medicare

We urge Vermont health care providers and all Vermonters to reach out to Senators Sanders and Leahy, and Representative Welch to encourage them to protect access to care through telehealth for Medicare patients.  You can click on this link (from APA) to...
Telephone Healthcare Services

Telephone Healthcare Services

S.117, a bill that would expand access to healthcare for Vermonters by requiring that insurance plans and the Medicaid program provide coverage for telephone healthcare services, passed both the House and Senate and now awaits approval from the governor. This proposal...