An act relating to patient financial assistance policies and medical debt protection
An act relating to the Joint Legislative Health Care Affordability Study Committee.
An act relating to an independent review of Vermont’s current health care reform efforts
An act relating to health care reform implementation
An act relating to pharmacy benefit management. This bill proposes to require pharmacy benefit managers to obtain licensure from, rather than register with, the Department of Financial Regulation. It would establish a detailed regulatory framework for regulating pharmacy benefit managers and would prohibit or restrict a number of pharmacy benefit management activities. The bill would recodify most of the existing statutory provisions relating to pharmacy benefit managers in one chapter, with some revisions. It would allow health insurance plan beneficiaries to choose their own pharmacies, limit direct solicitation by pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, [...]
An act relating to deemed licensure of out-of-state health care professionals. This bill proposes to deem an individual who is licensed, registered, or certified to provide health care services in any other U.S. jurisdiction as being licensed, registered, or certified to provide health care services in Vermont and to use telemedicine to provide health care services to patients located in Vermont.
An act relating to reducing prior authorization requirements in health insurance plans. This bill proposes to specify that the prior authorization requirements that health insurance plans must eliminate annually after review include those for which the request approval rate is 97 percent or higher. It would also modify the parameters of a prior authorization pilot program to specify that the program must be available to at least 30 percent of the insurer’s participating providers, at least 40 percent of whom must be primary care providers, and exempt those providers from prior authorization requirements for [...]
An act relating to the Green Mountain Care Board reporting when the growth of certain health care costs exceeds the rate of inflation. This bill proposes to require the Green Mountain Care Board to report to the General Assembly whenever the Board approves a health insurance rate, hospital budget, or accountable care organization budget at a level that represents an annual increase in excess of the cumulative Consumer Price Index rate of inflation.
An act relating to extending COVID-19 health care regulatory flexibility. The act creates a registration process to allow out-of-state licensed health care professionals to deliver health care services to patients in Vermont using telehealth during the period from April 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
This bill proposes to establish a licensing structure for freestanding birth centers. It would also require prenatal, maternity, postpartum, and newborn coverage under health insurance plans and Medicaid to include birth center services and would specify that birth centers are not subject to certificate of need review.