KEEPING VERMONT HEALTHY

HealthFirst is Vermont’s Independent Practice Association representing health care practitioners working at physician-owned practices throughout the state. 
Key stats:

  • 71 member practices
  • More than 250 Practitioners, including MDs/DOs, NPs, PAs and RNs
  • 33 primary care sites
  • 37 specialty fields
  • Members in 10 counties: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor

Our mission is to promote and foster the long-term success of independent healthcare practices throughout Vermont. HealthFirst offers resources, education and support to independent practices so they can continue to bring a high quality personal care option to their patients in the current healthcare climate. HealthFirst also provides a unified voice for small independent physicians seeking to impact the direction of health reform efforts. To hear from some of our members, click here.

Joining HealthFirst has a significant effect on lowering overhead costs and enables practices to collaborate on new payment models while maintaining their independence.

Benefits include:

  • Provider Bargaining Group
  • Advocacy
  • MVP Contract
  • ACO Contracts
  • Collaborative Care Network
  • Group Purchasing
  • Malpractice Insurance
For more details on member benefits and savings, please click here.

NEWS

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Final pros, cons of first surgery center heard
BY DAN D'AMBROSIO

The Green Mountain Care Board has wrapped up testimony on a proposed ambulatory surgery center in Colchester and was urged by the head of human resources at Burton Snowboards to take "swift action" to approve a certificate of need for the center...
SURGICAL CENTER INVESTOR CONTESTS ‘MISLEADING’ TESTIMONY
BY ERIN MANSFIELD

At a second day of testimony on a controversial planned surgical center, the lead investor in the project responded to what she called “numerous misleading or even false” assertions from hospitals opposing the project...
ROBERT HOLLAND: DAVID VS. GOLIATH AT THE GREEN MOUNTAIN CARE BOARD
Commentary BY ROBERT HOLLAND, an emergency physician and policy analyst who works at North Country Hospital in Newport

On April 13 in Montpelier, the Green Mountain Care Board held a contest between the proponents for a cost-saving ambulatory surgical center (Green Mountain Surgery Center) and the current health care system...

KEY CONTACTS

EVENTS

  • Clinical Implementation Committee Meeting

    HealthFirst Office
    May 4, 2017 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

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