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

  • 66 member practices
  • More than 250 Practitioners, including MDs/DOs, NPs, PAs and RNs
  • 28 primary care sites
  • 23 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.


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  • ACO Clinical Quality Board (QICC) Meeting

    HealthFirst Office
    November 1, 2016 6:00 pm-7:30 pm


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