At yesterday’s Health Care Commission meeting DHSS Sec Kara Odom Walker reviewed her policy proposal to achieve health care cost savings.
A copy of Dr. Walker’s powerpoint presentation is available here (6.2.17 Sec Walker health care costs proposal). This is the beginning of her leadership effort to implement payment reform with quality improvement as the guiding principles.
Why this matters for patients: The DE Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) has been implementing a multi year plan to increase adoption of Accountable Care
Organization (ACO) structures and payment reform models including increased care coordination among medical professionals for improving quality outcomes for patients with care treatment better coordinated and supported by payment model reform.
This is the new Secretary’s plan for achieving the goals that are the foundation for the DE Health Care Commission (DHCC) and DCHI work supported in part by the DE Health Information Network (DHIN)