Delaware targets inappropriate ER use and hospitalizations

November 2011
State Health Watch;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p1
The article focuses on the attempt of Delaware Medicaid Care Inc. to implement co-payments for visits to medical and outpatient hospital services. According to the secretary of Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services, Rita M. Landgraf, co-payments for non-urgent emergency department visits are not to be applied on children, pregnant women, and individuals who are institutionalized. It notes that co-payments are one of proposed strategies involving increased cost-sharing.


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