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DHSS Press Release

Josette Manning, Secretary
Tim Mastro, Deputy Director of Communications  
302-255-9360 (office), 302-573-0387 (cell)

Date: February 13, 2024


NEW CASTLE (February 12, 2024) - The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Health Care Commission have launched the Benchmark Trend Report Dashboard to further support the State's efforts to improve health care quality for all residents, while simultaneously working to monitor and reduce the economic burden of health care spending.

This dashboard allows an interactive view of Delaware's health care spending and quality data comparing across multiple years. Users can directly interact with the data and visualizations, allowing a customizable journey through the dashboard. Information is broken down by state-, market- and insurer -level spending as well as type of insurance and total healthcare enrollment.

The spending and quality benchmarks were originally developed to support Governor John Carney's vision for the State. In November 2018, Governor Carney signed Executive Order 25, establishing a state health care spending benchmark, an annual per-capita-rate-of-growth benchmark for health care spending, and multiple health care quality measures that are to be evaluated and adjusted every three years. The benchmarks were subsequently codified in August of 2022 through House Bill 442.

"Our goal of ensuring that Delawareans can access and afford quality health care is only possible when agencies across the State work collectively to pursue answers and solutions," said DHSS Cabinet Secretary Josette Manning. "The benchmarks are a means to continue the conversation about how to decrease the cost of care and improve quality for the individuals we serve."

To learn more about Delaware's health care spending and quality benchmarks, visit the Delaware Health Care Commission website at

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.