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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12 noon to 1 p.m. Learn about important changes in employment law for physician practices: ban the box, overtime pay changes effective Dec 1, paid sick leave and more. Presented by:  Alexa Clauss, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC Open to VMS members,...
Governor Shumlin and the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) recently released the Draft Vermont Accountable Care Organization All-Payer Model Agreement.  You can find the draft agreement here: http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/sites/gmcb/files/documents/payment-reform/DRAFT_APM_Agreement_UNDER_LEGAL_REVIEW...
Registration for the 203rd Vermont Medical Society Annual Meeting is open via online registration or by mail.  The meeting will be held in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and Vermont Psychiatric Association, Nov. 4-5, at...
In an attempt to help VMS members learn where candidates for the state’s top-two offices stand on key health-related issues, the Green Mountain Physician recently asked the major party candidates for Vermont Governor and Lt. Governor to share their views on a number of major health care topics the...
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance invites you to a complimentary webinar on Monday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) entitled, Successful Communication Strategies and Interventions to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Improve Medication Metrics within a Medicare Population. Register here: https://attendee....
UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. August 2016 Dear Colleague,  I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I meet families too ashamed to seek...
Just becuase it may be the dog days of summer doesn't mean that nothing is going on when it comes to health care policy in Montpelier and Washington, D.C.  VMS' Summer 2016 Policy Update includes details about new laws going into effect this summer, the Department of Health's efforts to craft...
SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help providers safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. The program consists of: A 2-module cased-based online activity Live...
Topics in the 2016 Legislative Wrap up include successful efforts to prevent a 2.35-percent tax on independent physicians and the legalization of recreational marijuana, as well major imprvements to legislation regarding opioid prescribing.   To access the issue and/or watch the Montpelier Minute,...
The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) has announced the hiring of Jessa Barnard, Esq., as its general counsel and vice president for policy.  In the position Barnard will help represent the interests of VMS’ 2,000 physician members and their patients before the Vermont General Assembly, governor’s...

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