Public Comment & Public Record Information
Public Comments are Public Records: All public comments received by the Green Mountain Care Board, whether posted to the Board’s website or sent only to Board members/staff, are “public records” under Vermont law. This means that, absent a specific exemption under state law, any member of the public may access the Board’s public comments by submitting a public records request.
Posting of Public Comments: The Board will not post public comments on its website where it determines, in its discretion, that the comment contains inappropriate or offensive language.
Please contact Christina McLaughlin if you have any questions regarding public comments.
How to Submit a Public Comment
You may submit a comment to the Board at any time or during a special comment period by filling out our Public Comment Form.
Ongoing Special Comment Periods
Please submit your public comment before the deadline of the special comment period in order for the comment to be posted online and considered by the Board. Comments submitted after the deadline will not be posted online but will always be forwarded to the Board and may be considered by the Board (time permitting) for the specific topic.
- Beginning May 10, 2021 to July 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM, the Board is accepting public comment on the proposed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care Individual and Small Group rate filings for plan year 2022. To make a public comment, you may email the Board at GMCB.Board@vermont.gov, fill out the public comment form above, or visit the rate review website here. For information on the rate filings and how to attend the rate review hearings and public comment forum, please visit the rate review website here.
- The Board is accepting public comment June 30, 2021 through August 10, 2021 on the following proposed Rules for Data Submission and Data Release to replace the current Rule that governs data submission and data release for Vermont's All-Payer Claims Database (APCD), the Vermont Health Care Uniform Reporting and Evaluation System (VHCURES). A public hearing is scheduled for August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Details can be found on the GMCB’s calendar of events: https://gmcboard.vermont.gov/calendar. These proposed Rules can also be viewed at the Vermont Secretary of State here: https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/search.php (search under Green Mountain Care Board, or by Rule numbers 21P019 and 21P020).
- The Board has asked its advisory committees to provide written comment to inform a potential future agreement with the State of Vermont (Governor, AHS, and GMCB) and CMS. The slides presented to the General Advisory Committee on February 8, 2021 can be seen here. The Board encourages the general public to comment on this information at any time so that feedback can be considered by the All-Payer Model Signatories: the Governor's Office, the Agency of Human Services, and the Green Mountain Care Board.
Questions? Please call the Board at (802)-828-2177 or e-mail the Board.