Welcome to the Green Mountain Care Board. We are working to improve health care quality and moderate cost for Vermonters by regulation, innovation and evaluation.
By reviewing hospital budgets, Certificates of Need, Accountable Care Organizations, and health insurance rates, the GMCB is both containing health care costs for Vermonters and drawing ever-tightening connections between these previously separate aspects of health care spending.
Organizations serving Vermonters are collaborating on projects to test new ways to pay for and deliver health care. In its role of supervising these projects, the GMCB constantly stresses the importance of demonstrating true benefit to Vermonters. Vermont is currently implementing the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model Agreement to change the way we pay for health care.
Nowhere is the GMCB's status as an independent Board more important than in its evaluative role. While many of the projects testing ideas to improve health care payment and delivery are likely to prove beneficial, some may fall short of expectations. It will be necessary to measure and evaluate the full effects of changes - positive and negative, intended and unintended.