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Delaware Receives Approval from Federal Government for 1332 Waiver to Establish Reinsurance Program Beginning in 2020
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Delaware Receives Approval from Federal Government for 1332 Waiver to Establish Reinsurance Program Beginning in 2020

The Department of Health and Social Services received approval Aug. 20 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a...

DHSS Receives Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Waiver from Federal Government
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DHSS Receives Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Waiver from Federal Government

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services received approval in late July from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

1332 Waiver Application: Public Hearing
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1332 Waiver Application: Public Hearing

June 14, 2019
1 P.M.
Delaware Department of Insurance
2019 Delaware Rural Health Initiative Conference
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2019 Delaware Rural Health Initiative Conference

Department of Health and Social Services speakers at the 2019 Delaware Rural Health Initiative Conference included Secretary Kara...

1332 Waiver Application: Public Hearing
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1332 Waiver Application: Public Hearing

June 11, 2019
9 A.M.
Delaware Department of Insurance
Reinsurance Program from Secretary Walker and Commissioner Navarro
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Reinsurance Program from Secretary Walker and Commissioner Navarro

In this op-ed, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad...

Can A Small State Improve Both Health Care Costs And Health Outcomes? Lessons From Delaware
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Can A Small State Improve Both Health Care Costs And Health Outcomes? Lessons From Delaware

In this post for the National Health Affairs Blog, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker...

The Burden of Health Care Costs For Working Families
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The Burden of Health Care Costs For Working Families

At No. 10, Delaware is among the top states where health insurance premiums are eating up an increasingly larger share of...

Benchmark Implementation Materials
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Benchmark Implementation Materials

Governor Carney established the health care spending and quality benchmarks in Executive Order 25, issued on November 20, 2018....

Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Establishing Health Care Spending and Quality Benchmarks
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Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Establishing Health Care Spending and Quality Benchmarks

Order will create subcommittee focused on bettering health care spending, quality across the state  WILMINGTON, Del. –...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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