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

September 29, 2017

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 29, 2017) – The Department of Health and Social Services announced today that it has selected two companies to operate its Medicaid Managed Care Program.

DHSS’ Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance will continue its MCO partnership with Highmark Health Options Blue Cross Blue Shield, which began in 2015. In addition, DHSS announced its intent to contract with AmeriHealth Caritas to join the Medicaid program on Jan. 1, 2018. AmeriHealth Caritas has managed care for Medicaid clients in Pennsylvania since 1983.

“We are pleased to reach agreement with Highmark and AmeriHealth to provide these vital services to the Medicaid clients we serve,” DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker said. “Both of these companies understand Delaware’s commitment to value-based care through a health care spending benchmark, a robust network and keeping down costs. Highmark and AmeriHealth also are committed to providing care and supports to our clients that will help them achieve their optimal health.”

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