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Health Insurance Rates Decrease 5.8%
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Health Insurance Rates Decrease 5.8%

July 1, 2019 Dover, DE—Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (Highmark BCBS) has submitted its required annual rate...

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...

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...

For Public Comment: Delaware’s Application for State Innovation Waiver
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For Public Comment: Delaware’s Application for State Innovation Waiver

Delaware is applying for a State Innovation (1332) Waiver to establish a reinsurance program that would significantly lower...

Delaware’s Road to Value Report
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Delaware’s Road to Value Report

Delaware’s Road to Value is the Department of Health and Social Services’ strategic plan for slowing the growth of health...

Secretary Walker’s Presentation to DCHI Forum
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Secretary Walker’s Presentation to DCHI Forum

February 13, 2019
1:00-5:00 PM
Outlook at Duncan Center
Medicaid Buy-in Study Group Report Released
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Medicaid Buy-in Study Group Report Released

The Medicaid Buy-in Study Group was created by Senate Concurrent Resolution 70 to look into ways to increase access for...

Primary Care Collaborative Report 2019
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Primary Care Collaborative Report 2019

The Primary Care Collaborative, co-chaired by Sen. Bryan Townsend, Rep. David Bentz and Dr. Nancy Fan, Chair of the Delaware...

DHSS Releases 2018 Study Showing a Continuing Decline in Primary Care Physicians Across the State
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DHSS Releases 2018 Study Showing a Continuing Decline in Primary Care Physicians Across the State

NEW CASTLE (Jan. 2, 2019) – The number of full-time equivalent primary care physicians providing direct patient care in...

Dec. 15 Is the Last Day to Sign up for 2019 Coverage on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace
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Dec. 15 Is the Last Day to Sign up for 2019 Coverage on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace

NEW CASTLE (Dec. 13, 2018) – Delawareans have just days left to sign up for or to change their health coverage for 2019 through...

HMA and the DE Health Care Commission Announce Upcoming Webinar Series
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HMA and the DE Health Care Commission Announce Upcoming Webinar Series

Please join us for the Delaware SIM Telehealth Learning Lab Webinar Series! Telehealth program design and implementation aligns...

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. –...

Health Care Commission Awards First Value-Based Payment Reform Mini-Grant to a Christiana Care Behavioral Health Pilot
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Health Care Commission Awards First Value-Based Payment Reform Mini-Grant to a Christiana Care Behavioral Health Pilot

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 15, 2018) – As part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative, the Delaware Health Care Commission has...

Town Hall brings Stakeholders together for a Healthy Communities Delaware Progress Update and Dialogue
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Town Hall brings Stakeholders together for a Healthy Communities Delaware Progress Update and Dialogue

A sustainability plan is under way to continue the Healthy Neighborhoods efforts to transform the way Delawareans approach their...

Open Enrollment Starts Thursday for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace
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Open Enrollment Starts Thursday for Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace

With shortened enrollment period and fewer assisters, Delawareans urged to sign up early on HealthCare.gov to see if they’re...

Can once at-risk medical school pipeline help boost primary care in Delaware?
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Can once at-risk medical school pipeline help boost primary care in Delaware?

Just two years ago, many in the medical community feared the loss of a state program that helps Delaware students attend medical...

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...

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
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Delaware Center for Health Innovation Board Meeting

September 12, 2018
2:00 PM
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Delaware Health Care Commission Meeting
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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...

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...

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...

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...