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Seeking Applications for GMCB General Advisory Committee

Posted 25 days ago by Deborah Wachtel

The Green Mountain Care Board will launch a redesigned General Advisory Committee in January 2019.  It is CRITICAL that health care providers are on this committee to advise this regulatory board that HAS NO PROVIDER MEMBERS!!!!

The Board is currently seeking applications from individuals interested in participating in the re-formed GMCB General Advisory Committee. Below please find a brief overview of the structure of the new General Advisory Committee, including information on the group’s purpose and scope, membership requirements, and meetings.

TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying to join the General Advisory Committee, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae to me and Christina McLaughlin (Christina.McLaughlin@vermont.gov), and complete the online application form here. The deadline to apply is COB Friday, December 7th. 

The Board invites you to share this information and the application form with your networks; we hope to attract a pool of applicants that is professionally and geographically diverse, with varied interests, expertise, and affiliations.

Sent to VNPA from:

Susan J. Barrett, J.D.

Executive Director

Green Mountain Care Board

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Green Mountain Care Board – General Advisory Committee

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

18 V.S.A. § 9374 (e)(1) states that the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) “shall establish a consumer, patient, business, and health care professional advisory group to provide input and recommendations to the Board.”

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) may seek input, advice, or recommendations from the General Advisory Committee or one or more of its participants to support the Board’s duties as described in 18 V.S.A. § 9375: (1) issues relating to regulatory matters within the participant or participants’ expertise; (2) reports required by the general assembly; or (3) to inform the Board on general matters of interest. In the course of seeking advice, the GMCB shall not disclose confidential data or information to any Committee participant, nor delegate the GMCB’s statutory duties or reporting obligations. 

General topic areas may include, but are not limited to: workforce, education, price transparency, population health, the All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model (APM), and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regulation. 

All meetings of the General Advisory Committee are public meetings as set forth in 1 V.S.A. §§ 310-314.

MEMBERSHIP and MEETINGS

Membership: The GMCB General Advisory Committee size is dependent on the number and diversity of the applications submitted. The GMCB Executive Director will act as Chair for the group, with a Vice Chair selected by the Chair from among the group’s membership. The Board seeks diverse representation on the General Advisory Committee; in selecting applicants, special attention will be paid to ensure members have varied experience and expertise, perspectives, affiliations, and geographic locations.

Meetings: The General Advisory Committee will meet quarterly, with additional meetings to be scheduled as needed. As described in 18 V.S.A. § 9374 (e)(1), “Members of such advisory group who are not State employees or whose participation is not supported through their employment or association shall receive per diem compensation and reimbursement of expenses pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 1010, provided that the total amount expended for such compensation shall not exceed $5,000.00 per year.”

Members are expected to participate in at least three of the four annual meetings in person and may be required to review materials in advance; five to ten hours of work is to be estimated quarterly. Members who are unable to fulfill these requirements will be asked to resign their seats at the end of each year so that new active members may be recruited. Special exceptions may be made on a case by case basis due to geographic hardship.

If applicable, members are expected to communicate with their colleagues and constituents about the activities and progress of the General Advisory Committee and to represent their organizations and constituencies during meetings and activities.