OneCare CEO Vicki Loner was interviewed by Calvin Cutler of WCAX-TV in a feature piece that describes how the move to fixed payments has helped keep hospitals and providers buoyant during times of crisis, especially the COVID-19 public health emergency.
“The steady payments helped many stay afloat when the patients weren’t there, it provided them with consistent cash flow, and the ability to be way more nimble,” said Loner.
Mike Smith, Vermont Agency of Human Services, was also quoted, saying: “A lot of losses out there. We have to stabilize this system for the health of Vermonters and for the good of the economy.”
Continuing to reform the healthcare system will help Vermont weather future times of instability.
Watch and read the story at: https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Pandemic-tests-Vermont-health-care-reform-efforts-571194091.html