New Addition to DE Managed Care Organizations and Increased Focus on Value-Based Payments

Submitted by Shannon Gahs, Director, DE Government Affairs (GAO)

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced that United Healthcare will no longer participate in the state’s managed Medicaid program and that AmeriHealth Caritas will take its place beginning January 1, 2018.  DHSS also announced a target of linking payments to quality of care rather than quantity of hours provided, a trend the Government Affairs Office (GAO) has seen in other states and programs.  GAO will partner with other BAYADA support teams to help ensure that this shift is beneficial to our clients and the work we do.