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Healthy Communities October Town Hall
Upcoming Event

Healthy Communities October Town Hall

October 3, 2018
1:00-3:00 PM
Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus

Downes Lecture Hall
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19901

This ACO saved Medicare $5.6 million. Here’s why that’s a ‘big deal’
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This ACO saved Medicare $5.6 million. Here’s why that’s a ‘big deal’

Four years ago, Dr. William Funk attended a meeting one night after work to learn about something called Aledade. It was a...

SUN Behavioral Delaware to Open in October
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SUN Behavioral Delaware to Open in October

SUN Behavioral Delaware will help fill a gap in behavioral health services in Sussex County when the 90-bed hospital and...

Building the Health Care Claims Database
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Building the Health Care Claims Database

Transparency in health care spending is moving significantly closer, thanks to a supplemental budget appropriation (Senate Bill...

Medicaid Buy-in Study Group Begins Meetings
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Medicaid Buy-in Study Group Begins Meetings

A study group, created through Senate Concurrent Resolution 70, came together Sept. 5 in the first of a series of public meetings...

Open Streets Dover Update
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Open Streets Dover Update

On August 22, Dover held its third Open Streets Restoring Central Dover event of the summer themed as “Back to School.” Open...

Delaware Center for Health Innovation Board Meeting
Past Event

Delaware Center for Health Innovation Board Meeting

September 12, 2018
2:00 PM
Delaware Biotechnology Institute

15 Innovation Way Newark, DE 19711.

Delaware Health Care Commission Meeting
Past Event

Delaware Health Care Commission Meeting

September 6, 2018
9:00 AM
DelTech Terry Campus

100 Campus Dr, Dover, DE 19904

Governor Carney Signs Bill to Strengthen Primary Care
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Governor Carney Signs Bill to Strengthen Primary Care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2H4S_YWlA On Aug. 29 in Wilmington, Gov. John Carney signed Senate Bill 227 to strengthen...

DHSS Secretary Walker Sends Health Care Spending and Quality Benchmark Recommendations to Governor Carney
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DHSS Secretary Walker Sends Health Care Spending and Quality Benchmark Recommendations to Governor Carney

For more information, contact Jill Fredel, Director of Communications, (302) 255-9047 (office) or (302) 357-7498 (cell). NEW...

Delaware Patients Need Better Access to Primary Care
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Delaware Patients Need Better Access to Primary Care

By: John Walsh  On June 19, the Delaware Health Care Commission convened a focus group of Delaware consumers and consumer...

Health Care Commission Seeks Applications from Delaware Health Care Providers for One-Time Mini-Grants Related to Payment Reform
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Health Care Commission Seeks Applications from Delaware Health Care Providers for One-Time Mini-Grants Related to Payment Reform

NEW CASTLE (July 26, 2018) – As part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative, the Delaware Health Care Commission is...

After 14-Month Review, Johns Hopkins Team Releases Major Recommendations for Strengthening Delaware’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment System
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After 14-Month Review, Johns Hopkins Team Releases Major Recommendations for Strengthening Delaware’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment System

NEW CASTLE (July 24, 2018) – Following a 14-month review of Delaware’s opioid use disorder treatment system, a research team...

Open Streets Dover
Past Event

Open Streets Dover

July 21, 2018
10 AM - 1 PM
Downtown Dover

From Cecil to Mary Street on Governors Avenue

Advisory Group Provides Summary Report on Benchmarks
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Advisory Group Provides Summary Report on Benchmarks

After four months of meetings and thoughtful discussions, the Governor-appointed Delaware Health Care Delivery and Cost Advisory...

Open Streets Dover
Past Event

Open Streets Dover

June 30, 2018
10 AM - 1 PM
Downtown Dover

From Cecil to Mary Street on Governors Avenue

Delaware One of Eight States Chosen by the National Governors Association to Participate in Health Care Data Initiative
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Delaware One of Eight States Chosen by the National Governors Association to Participate in Health Care Data Initiative

WILMINGTON, Del. – In support of a movement to transform how health care is delivered and paid for in the state, Delaware was...

As hospitalizations drops, Beebe decides not to build tower, add beds
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As hospitalizations drops, Beebe decides not to build tower, add beds

Beebe Healthcare is dropping plans to add more beds to its Lewes campus after officials realized fewer people are being admitted...

Delaware’s health care spending benchmark is complicated. Here are 5 things to know
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Delaware’s health care spending benchmark is complicated. Here are 5 things to know

It's no secret that the country is seeing rising costs in health care. Delaware is no exception. In the fall, the state began...

Healthy Neighborhoods Statewide Consortium Meeting
Past Event

Healthy Neighborhoods Statewide Consortium Meeting

June 21, 2018
10:00 AM
Dover Downs, Diamond Room 3

1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

Updates on Year 4 of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Grant
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Updates on Year 4 of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Grant

In the most recent issue of the Delaware Medical Journal, Nancy Fan, MD, chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, reported...

Workshop Seeks Feedback, Partnerships for Healthy Communities Delaware
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Workshop Seeks Feedback, Partnerships for Healthy Communities Delaware

The Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Commission, Ann Kempski, kicked off the Healthy Communities Delaware...

Grassroots Nonprofit Lends a Helping Hand to the Elderly Community in Sussex County
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Grassroots Nonprofit Lends a Helping Hand to the Elderly Community in Sussex County

Dedicated to helping older adults live independently at home for as long as possible, the Greater Lewes Community Village is an...

SIM Sustainability Workshop
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SIM Sustainability Workshop

June 12, 2018
1:00 PM
Dover Downs, Diamond Room 3

1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

Play Streets Launches in Wilmington
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Play Streets Launches in Wilmington

The City of Wilmington's Healthy Neighborhoods summer initiative called Play Streets had a soft launch near West Center City's...

Delaware Health Care Benchmark: Myths and Truths
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Delaware Health Care Benchmark: Myths and Truths

By: Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS On September 7th, 2017, Governor John Carney signed House Joint Resolution 7, granting...

Health Care Spending Benchmark Cost Advisory Group Meeting
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Health Care Spending Benchmark Cost Advisory Group Meeting

June 6, 2018
1:00 PM
Delaware Health and Social Services - Herman Holloway Campus - The Chapel

1901 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720

Soaring Health Care Costs are Holding Delaware Back. Here’s What We’re Doing to Fix Them.
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Soaring Health Care Costs are Holding Delaware Back. Here’s What We’re Doing to Fix Them.

Over the next several weeks, as we complete another budget debate in Dover, we should not lose sight of Delaware’s long-term...

New DMMA Strategies Are Set to Improve Performance and Control Costs
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New DMMA Strategies Are Set to Improve Performance and Control Costs

For more than 20 years, Delaware’s Medicaid program has partnered with managed care organizations (MCOs) to organize networks...

Two health services organizations are bringing Behavioral Health Integration to life under pilot program
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Two health services organizations are bringing Behavioral Health Integration to life under pilot program

Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc. has five locations throughout the state, in all three counties. Founded...

Dr. H. Jack Geiger is Honored at Westside Family Health Equity Forum
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Dr. H. Jack Geiger is Honored at Westside Family Health Equity Forum

The Health Equity Forum this spring, in celebration of Westside Family Healthcare’s 30th anniversary, featured a conversation...

Making Neighborhoods Healthier and Safer
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Making Neighborhoods Healthier and Safer

The following three (3) Local Councils are participating in Healthy Neighborhoods: Wilmington/Claymont, Kent/Smyrna, and Sussex...

DHIN Webinar Updates Providers on Scorecard and All Claims Database
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DHIN Webinar Updates Providers on Scorecard and All Claims Database

Practice Transformation work — which is critical to helping Delaware providers convert their practices to meet the new...

Delaware Moves Forward on Comprehensive Health Care Cost Measures
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Delaware Moves Forward on Comprehensive Health Care Cost Measures

Massachusetts isn’t the only state making progress when it comes to measuring health care costs. Delaware is also moving...

Healthy Neighborhoods Statewide Consortium Meeting
Past Event

Healthy Neighborhoods Statewide Consortium Meeting

May 24, 2018
10:00 AM
Dover Downs, Ballroom A

1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

It’s time to get serious about curbing health care costs
News Article

It’s time to get serious about curbing health care costs

Some of the most important work that we are doing at the state involves examining health care costs and how to slow the growth of...

Delaware Employer Summit Talks Health Care Value
Past Event

Delaware Employer Summit Talks Health Care Value

May 21, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel

365 Airport Rd
New Castle, DE 19720

Soaring health care costs and what we’re doing to fix them.
News Article

Soaring health care costs and what we’re doing to fix them.

Over the next several weeks, as we complete another budget debate in Dover, we should not lose sight of Delaware’s long-term...

Behavioral Health Integration Webinar – NOON
Past Event

Behavioral Health Integration Webinar – NOON

May 16, 2018
12:00 PM
Online Webinar
Behavioral Health Integration Webinar
Past Event

Behavioral Health Integration Webinar

May 16, 2018
7:00 AM
Online Webinar
DHSS Moves Medicaid Managed Care Contracts to Value-Based Purchasing to Accelerate Health Care Delivery Reforms
Initiative

DHSS Moves Medicaid Managed Care Contracts to Value-Based Purchasing to Accelerate Health Care Delivery Reforms

NEW CASTLE (Jan. 25, 2018) - In order to accelerate the implementation of reforms within Delaware's health care delivery system,...

Governor Carney, DHSS Relaunch ChooseHealthDE.com With Information, Resources on Slowing the Growth of Healthcare Spending in Delaware
Technology

Governor Carney, DHSS Relaunch ChooseHealthDE.com With Information, Resources on Slowing the Growth of Healthcare Spending in Delaware

DOVER, Del. - Governor John Carney and the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) relaunched ChooseHealthDE on Tuesday...

Governor Carney’s 2018 State of the State Address
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Governor Carney’s 2018 State of the State Address

Lt. Governor Hall-Long, Mister President Pro Tem, Mister Speaker, Members of the 149th General Assembly, Members of the Cabinet,...

DHSS Among Founding Members of National My Healthy Weight; Medicaid Program to Offer Treatment Visits for Obesity Starting in 2019
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DHSS Among Founding Members of National My Healthy Weight; Medicaid Program to Offer Treatment Visits for Obesity Starting in 2019

NEW CASTLE (Jan. 2, 2018) - In embracing one of the policy objectives of Governor John Carney's Action Plan for Delaware, the...

Secretary Walker Sends Report on Progress Toward Implementing a Health Care Spending Benchmark to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs
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Secretary Walker Sends Report on Progress Toward Implementing a Health Care Spending Benchmark to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs

NEW CASTLE (Dec. 20, 2017) – Delaware Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker sent to the Joint Finance...

DHSS Awards Contract to Health Management Associates to Help Delaware Pursue Health Innovation
News Article

DHSS Awards Contract to Health Management Associates to Help Delaware Pursue Health Innovation

NEW CASTLE (Oct. 26, 2017) - The Delaware Health Care Commission has awarded a contract to Health Management Associates to...

DHSS Awards Contract to Mercer Health & Benefits to Help State With Accelerating Health Care Payment Reform
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DHSS Awards Contract to Mercer Health & Benefits to Help State With Accelerating Health Care Payment Reform

NEW CASTLE (Oct. 18, 2017) - As part of the Department of Health and Social Services' work to develop a health care spending...

DHSS Announces Highmark and AmeriHealth Caritas Selected to Operate Medicaid Managed Care Program
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DHSS Announces Highmark and AmeriHealth Caritas Selected to Operate Medicaid Managed Care Program

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 29, 2017) - The Department of Health and Social Services announced today that it has selected two companies to...

Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Limit Growth in Health Care Spending
Legislation

Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Limit Growth in Health Care Spending

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday signed House Joint Resolution 7 granting authority to the Department of...