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DHSS Press Release

Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: December 14, 2018


NEW CASTLE (Dec. 14, 2018) - The Delaware Health Care Commission has awarded the final of 10 value-based payment reform mini-grants to Delaware health care providers in order to facilitate data integration, improve the coordination of patient care or increase readiness to integrate into an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or operate through an Alternative Payment Method (APM)

The final mini-grant for $65,684 was awarded to Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health, based in Newark and Wilmington, to increase readiness to operate through an Alternative Payment Method by developing and implementing a system of measurement-based coordinated care in which data analytics will also be utilized to evidence improvement in care quality efficiency. Other work will involve identifying current information technology gaps and defining/developing platforms to support value-based objectives and clinical outcomes.

The commission awarded a total of 10 mini-grants through the Value-Based Payment Reform Fund after receiving 45 applications during the summer from primary care providers, behavioral health providers, hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and clinically integrated networks in Delaware. The awards, which totaled almost $1.2 million, ranged from $20,000 to $250,000. All of the work funded must be completed by Jan. 31, 2019.

The previously announced mini-grants:

"We are pleased that we could award almost $1.2 million in mini-grant awards to a broad array of health care providers in our state to further value-based payment reform," said Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, a board-certified family physician. "We look forward to hearing the results of these 10 important projects."

Applications fell into one of three areas:

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.