The goals of payment reform in Vermont are to move away from volume-based payments toward a payment system that reinforces our efforts to improve the health of Vermonters, improve quality of care, and contain the rate of growth in health care costs. We are testing systems on a pilot basis with willing providers, across all payers -- including Medicaid and Medicare. We will evaluate the pilots to judge their applicability to broader populations of health professionals and patients.
We currently are meeting and working with hospital systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers, health professionals, government and commercial payers, and state agencies that have expressed interest in working with us to reform our payment of health care deliver system in Vermont.
For additional information, contact Michael.Barber@vermont.gov, Chief of Health Policy.