Previous Special Public Comment Periods

April 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 through Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Board had a special public comment period open on Vermont's Certificates of Need law as administered by the Green Mountain Care Board.

March 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017 through Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Board had a special public comment period open on the following documents:

Thursday, March 30, 2017 through Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Board had a special public comment period open on the following documents:

February 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 through Monday, February 6, 2017, the Board had a special public comment period open on the proposed 2018 Standard Qualified Health Plans:

December 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016 through Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the Board had a special public comment period open on the following Documents:

October 2016

The Board opened a special public comment on the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model DRAFT Agreement until 12:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2016.

November 2015

At its November 5, 2015 meeting, the Board opened a public comment period for the ACO Year 3 Standards with proposed revisions until Monday, November 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

October 2015

At the GMCB Board Meeting on October 22, 2015, the Board opened up a public comment period on the Certificates of Need for the Northwestern Medical Center until November 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm. The CON related to: Renovation/Construction of Single Occupancy Rooms and Centralized Registration, Docket No., GMCB-022-14con and Construction of New Medical Office Building, Doccket No., GMCB-0024-14con.

September 2015

The Green Mountain Care Board accepted public comment on FY 2016 hospital budgets until 12 noon on September 9, 2015.

July 2015

The Green Mountain Care Board accepted public comment on the technical corrections to the Commercial ACO Pilot Standards until 4:30 pm on July 21, 2015.

June 2015

The Public comment for the Self Evaluation of Vermont’s State Innovation Model Grant was from Thursday, June 11, 2915 to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 12:00pm.

May 2015

At the GMCB Board Meeting on May 19, 2015, the Board opened up a public comment period on the Certificate of Need Hearing: University of Vermont Medical Center Inpatient Bed Replacement Project until May 29, 2015 at 4:30pm.

April 2015

The Data Governance Council was contemplating the removal of Medicare supplemental eligibility data from the scope of VHCURES data collection. GMCB invited the public to provide comment on this potential decision. (See explanation below)

Through the Vermont Health Care Uniform Reporting and Evaluation System (VHCURES), GMCB collects health insurance claims data on Vermont residents as mandated in state law. The data that is available to GMCB and approved data users does not include names or other direct identifiers of individuals using covered health care services. The VHCURES data is used to analyze health care spending, utilization and the performance of the health care system that provides services to Vermonters. Currently, the bulk of VHCURES includes data for comprehensive major medical insurance coverage through private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. VHCURES also includes data from commercial insurers for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D prescription drugs, and limited information on Medicare Supplement that covers some expenses not covered by Medicare and other insurance. VHCURES only collects enrollment data for Medicare Supplemental insurance policies, but does not collect Medicare Supplement claims data. The limited information in partial collection of Medicare supplement enrollment data has offered no known analytic value or usefulness. The Data Governance Council is contemplating the removal of Medicare supplemental eligibility data from the scope of VHCURES data collection. GMCB invites the public to provide comment on this potential decision.

March 2015

At the GMCB Board Meeting on March 5th, 2015, the Board opened up a public comment period on the proposed changes to 2016 Qualified Health Plans on Vermont Health Connect until March 10th at 12noon.

February 2015

At the GMCB Board Meeting on February 26th, 2015, the Board opened up a public comment period on the Certificate of Need Hearing: Green Mountain at Fox Run- Attuned Eating and Living Centers, LLC until March 9th, 2015 at 4:30pm.

At the GMCB Board Meeting on February 26th, 2015, the Board opened  a public comment period on the Data Governance Council Charter until March 4th, 2015 at 2:00pm. 

January 2015

At the GMCB Board Meeting on December 18th, 2014 the Board opened up a public comment period on the Data Governance Council’s Data Stewardship Principles and Policies until January 6, 2015 at 4:30pm.

October 2014

Changes to The Quality and Performance Measures for Vermont's ACO Shared Savings Programs

The Green Mountain Care Board opened a public comment on the proposed moratorium on changes to the quality and performance measures for year 3 of Vermont’s ACO shared savings programs. The comment period was from Thursday, October 23 through Monday, December 1 at 4:30pm.”

GMCB Statement Regarding Year 3 ACO Commercial Shared Savings Quality and Performance Measures

The Green Mountain Care Board  considered a hiatus on adding or promoting quality and performance measures for Year 3 (Calendar Year 2016) of the ACO Commercial Shared Savings Program. The Board requested that the VHCIP Quality and Performance Measures Work Group, Steering Committee, and Core Team also consider this proposal, which is based on a desire to provide stability and predictability to the program. It will also allow the GMCB a chance to review and evaluate year 1 and 2 results of the ACO Commercial Shared Savings Program.

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