Datapoint: Delaware Awards New Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
The state of Delaware this week awarded new Medicaid managed care contracts to three payers; incumbents Highmark Health and AmeriHealth Caritas, plus new entrant Centene Corp. “We are excited to work with the state and providers on proven models of value-based care to deliver transformative healthcare and improve the health of Diamond State Health enrollees across the state,” Brent Layton, president and chief operating officer with Centene, said in a July 12 press release. The new contracts, which are set to begin January 1, 2023, represent a shift to value-based care for the state. Delaware’s managed care plans currently serve 240,411 lives, representing 85.6% of the overall Medicaid population.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans