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Massachusetts isn’t the only state making progress when it comes to measuring health care costs. Delaware is also moving forward with its own approach.
Delaware’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Kara Odom Walker was tasked with leading this effort. The Fund assisted the secretary’s work by sharing policy lessons learned from the Totals Cost of Care initiative and identifying experts in other states who could be helpful, such as David Seltz, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
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“In our study of state models for health care cost measurement, we learned that developing broad-based measures to control health care costs require leadership direction and stakeholder buy-in, combined with good data and analyses,” said Rachel Block, program officer at the Fund. “Delaware’s formula offers a promising model to address all of these components.”
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