WAMC News
6:20 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Health Quality and Affordability Conference Focuses on Physicians’ Role

A conference is being held Saturday focusing on the role doctors can play in improving health care quality and affordability

Physicians from across Vermont will gather Saturday for the “Making Vermont a High Performance Health System” conference. The meeting will look at physicians’ roles in reducing costs and streamlining health care systems.  Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation Director Dr. Cy Jordan says health care has become much more complex.

The Green Mountain Care Board is working to design Vermont's health care overhaul. Chair Anya Rader Wallack is on a panel discussing New Payment Models for physicians.  She says doctors must take the lead in changing health care delivery and its financing systems.

The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is a so-sponsor of the conference.  President Beatrice Grouse says both hospitals and doctors must work together as the state moves healthcare reform efforts forward.

The half-day conference begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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