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Highmark Health Options Delaware is expanding some of its Medicaid contracts to add incentives for patient health. The Managed Care Organization is expected to reach a national standard of overall patient health by the end of the year, or be penalized by the state.

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AmeriHealth Caritas joined Delaware’s Medicaid marketplace at the beginning of the year. Officials with the Managed Care Organization say they are looking forward to working within Delaware’s new value-based Medicaid payment system.


Delaware Public Media

Almost three months after changing the way Delaware pays for Medicaid, state health officials say they’re encouraged by the response from managed care organizations.


Sarah Mueller

Highmark Delaware awarded a handful of grants Monday to help fight the opioid crisis locally.


State officials relaunched choosehealthde.com to try to help consumers learn more about impending changes to healthcare spending in Delaware.

DHSS

At a town hall this week, state health officials outlined a broad plan to move towards a more outcome-driven system.

Department of Health and Human Services

The fifth open enrollment period to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, begins Wednesday and lasts until December 15th.

LA Red Health Center

Delaware Women’s Infants and Children’s healthcare office has moved its Georgetown location from the Thurman Adams State Service Center to the La Red Health Center. The Ribbon cutting ceremony took place Thursday.


The Congressional Budget Office says healthcare premiums could rise by 20 percent next year if President Trump’s administration cuts off certain Obamacare subsidies.

This comes as the Delaware Department of Insurance says it’s still reviewing Highmark’s proposed 2018 rate hike.


Local experts weigh in on ecomomics of ACA

Jul 27, 2017
Department of Health and Human Services

Amid ongoing debate in Congress about the future of the Affordable Care Act, state experts are weighing in on the economics of what’s happened with it so far.


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