MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board says it is encouraged after completing an initial review of hospital budgets for the coming fiscal year.
Board Chairwoman Anya Rader Wallach says initial budget submissions from the 14 Vermont hospitals ranged from an 11.5 percent decrease to a 6.2 percent increase, with an average change being a 3 percent decrease.
She says the submissions indicate the hospitals are taking seriously the state's push to get cost growth under control.
The board is to hold public hearings on the budgets in late August before issuing final rulings.
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