Correction on Gifford Medical Center

In my most recent post, the one with the Mount Everest theme, I said that Gifford Medical Center in Randolph was one of the Vermont hospitals that was not taking part in the state’s reform project. That was incorrect. In 2019, Gifford will participate in a contract between the state’s Medicaid agency and OneCare Vermont, the state’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO), which acts on behalf of its member hospitals. Of the state’s 14 community hospital, just two—Copley in Morrisville and Grace Cottage—remain outside OneCare. The text of the blog post has been corrected.