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OP-ED: Soaring health care costs are holding Delaware back. Here’s what we’re doing to fix them.

Op-ed by Rick Geisenberger, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Finance Over the next several weeks, as we complete another budget debate in Dover, we should not lose sight of Delaware’s long-term challenges and of one issue in particular: the rising cost of health care. The projected growth rate for state spending on health care […]




March 8 Medicare Roadshow in Delaware to Feature Information on New Medicare Card

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 26, 2018) – Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and others can find out more the new Medicare Card and other senior and consumer-focused topics and programs at the Medicare Roadshow, on Thursday, March 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive, Newark. The free event is being offered […]




Governor Carney Signs Executive Order on Health Care Spending

Advisory group will advance health care benchmark initiative to reduce costs, improve outcomes WILMINGTON, Del. – Taking the next step in implementing a health care spending benchmark for Delaware, Governor John Carney has signed an executive order establishing the Health Care Delivery and Cost Advisory Group to provide feedback to the Secretary of the Department […]




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

Delaware’s health care delivery system, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker announced today that DHSS has entered into a value-based purchasing care initiative through contracts in its Medicaid Managed Care Program. This initiative applies to all managed car e organizations participating in the Delaware Medicaid program.   Beyond accelerating […]




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 Committee Co-Chairs of the General Assembly and the Office of Management and Budget on Dec. 15 her report on the feasibility and progress toward creating a total cost of care, health care spending benchmark, writing […]







 Pages Tagged With: "Health care"

OP-ED: Soaring health care costs are holding Delaware back. Here’s what we’re doing to fix them.

Op-ed by Rick Geisenberger, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Finance Over the next several weeks, as we complete another budget debate in Dover, we should not lose sight of Delaware’s long-term challenges and of one issue in particular: the rising cost of health care. The projected growth rate for state spending on health care […]




March 8 Medicare Roadshow in Delaware to Feature Information on New Medicare Card

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 26, 2018) – Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and others can find out more the new Medicare Card and other senior and consumer-focused topics and programs at the Medicare Roadshow, on Thursday, March 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive, Newark. The free event is being offered […]




Governor Carney Signs Executive Order on Health Care Spending

Advisory group will advance health care benchmark initiative to reduce costs, improve outcomes WILMINGTON, Del. – Taking the next step in implementing a health care spending benchmark for Delaware, Governor John Carney has signed an executive order establishing the Health Care Delivery and Cost Advisory Group to provide feedback to the Secretary of the Department […]




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

Delaware’s health care delivery system, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker announced today that DHSS has entered into a value-based purchasing care initiative through contracts in its Medicaid Managed Care Program. This initiative applies to all managed car e organizations participating in the Delaware Medicaid program.   Beyond accelerating […]




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 Committee Co-Chairs of the General Assembly and the Office of Management and Budget on Dec. 15 her report on the feasibility and progress toward creating a total cost of care, health care spending benchmark, writing […]