Category: Health Care

Christiana Care has earned the Health Campion designation from the American Diabetes Association. This newly launched designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative. “This recognition from the American Diabetes Association underscores our commitment to the health and wellness of our employees,”…

The Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded a Health Champion Designation by the American Diabetes Association for instilling wellness in its worksite culture. Delaware is the first state-level office in the country to win the inaugural award. The Health Champion Designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire…

HARRINGTON – A new withdrawal management clinic in Harrington, which is operated for the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) by Connections Community Support Programs, Inc., will see its first clients Monday, Nov. 9. Connections’ new clinic will join DHSS’ other withdrawal management clinic, NET Kirkwood Detoxification Center, located in New Castle County. Both…

U.S. Senator Chris Coons called the new rules for end-of-life conversations from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services “an important step forward towards encouraging more Americans to make proactive choices about their medical car and empowering individuals to spend their final days an hours on their own terms.” The new Medicare rules authorize physicians to…

Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize a garment to protect people from the Ebola virus that has resulted in 11,000 deaths. DuPont intends to have the first of these garments available in the marketplace during the first half of 2016 to help with the treatment of…

Dover, Del. — Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart released Delaware’s Qualified Health Plan rates for Plan Year 2016.  Weldin submitted her approved rates to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in August. CMS, which has final authority on the rates, approved them on Sept. 21. Stewart recommended approval of a 22.4% rate increase…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say St. Francis hospital in Wilmington has agreed to a $4 million settlement related to improper Medicare and Medicaid billing. The settlement announced Tuesday involves improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for patients admitted into a Wilmington inpatient rehabilitation unit between 2007 and 2010 when admission was not medically necessary…