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New Orleans Appeals Court is Next Step in Determining Affordable Care Act’s Future

  • 07 / 23 / 2019

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is currently contemplating the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in reviewing Texas v. the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will decide by the fall of this year whether or not to uphold the 2018 ruling of a federal court judge in Texas that the ACA cannot stand on its own and is unconstitutional since Congress last December repealed the individual mandate.

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As Interagency Transfer Form Pilot Program Concludes, Facilities Gear Up to Go-Live!

  • 07 / 19 / 2019

In March of this year, the Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) announced the launch of a new Interagency Transfer Form Pilot Program to improve the communication process during patient transfer between hospitals and other healthcare providers. Now, after several months in the pilot stage, feedback from pilot participants is being gathered and the final version of the form is being refined, with the goal to “go-live” across the state on October 28th of this year.

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DHA on Surprise Billing: Take Patients out of the Middle, but Reject Rate Setting

  • 07 / 11 / 2019

Congress and the Administration are focused on addressing “surprise” medical bills. Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up legislation on the issue and your Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) is weighing in on the debate. DHA is advocating for policies that don’t leave the patient holding the bag, or in this case, stuck with an expensive and unexpected medical bill, while also preserving the ability of providers and payers to negotiate rates. 

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Innovative Collaboration in Action in Sussex County

  • 06 / 21 / 2019

Collective Impact is working in Sussex County, Delaware according to Megan Williams, DNP, APRN, FAANP, Board President, Sussex County Health Coalition and Vice President of the Delaware Healthcare Association and Peg Geisler, Executive Director,  Sussex County Health Coalition and Owner of PMG Consulting LLC.  At the Delaware Nursing Summit 2019, these dynamic leaders described how a community works together to create meaningful change in the lives of individuals living in Sussex County. 

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