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Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
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Date: July 13, 2021
DHSS-7-2021





DIVISION OF MEDICAID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE HOSTING TOWN HALLS TO GATHER FEEDBACK ON MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS, WAYS TO IMPROVE PROGRAM


NEW CASTLE (July 13, 2021) - The Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) is beginning the process of identifying Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to operate its Medicaid Managed Care Program beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

DMMA currently contracts with two MCOs, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware and Highmark Health Options. to provide physical health, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports to individuals, families, children, and seniors enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Delaware. Those contracts expire at the end of 2022.

Delaware's Medicaid managed care program provides comprehensive health coverage to more than 240,000 eligible Delawareans, or almost 25% of the state's population.

This procurement process is an opportunity for DMMA to reexamine and improve the program and expectations for the MCOs. Strategic principles for the 2023 procurement include:

DMMA will host four virtual town hall meetings to get input on goals and procurement priorities for the managed care delivery system. Meetings are open to the public; however, each meeting will focus on getting feedback from either members or providers. Closed captioning and an ASL interpreter will be available for all meetings.

"Medicaid managed care offers flexibility to implement innovative programs that support health care providers and enhance health outcomes for our members," said Steve Groff, Director of DMMA. "We hope the Town Halls will give interested parties the opportunity to share best practices and provide input with regard to program improvements."

To register for a meeting, click on the link for the date you would like to attend.

You also can provide written feedback to DMMA by emailing your comments and recommendations to: DMMA_RFP@delaware.gov

Feedback received through Aug. 15, 2021, will be considered for the procurement.

If you have questions or need additional accommodations, please contact Cindi Powell at Cynthia.Powell@delaware.gov.



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.





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