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Hospital board bill on to full Senate; deal saves Medicaid tax

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A controversial bill that will establish a board to review and change hospital budgets is headed to the Senate floor after a lively committee hearing. There were some surprises and revelation of a compromise in the Senate Executive Committee Tuesday evening. Surprise one: Dr. Kara Odom Walker, who was secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services when …

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Hospital board pay: $40,000 a year to chair, $35,000 to six members

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A new version of the bill that would create a board to oversee state hospital budgets would pay the chairman $40,000 a  year and the six members at $35,000 a year. a total of $234,694 a  year. “For this analysis, average salary costs are assumed to be similar to those of other existing state boards and commissions,” the fiscal impact …

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Hospital board bill could hurt extra $100 million for Medicaid

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

If a bill establishing a state board to oversee hospital budgets passes as is, it could alter or kill the deal cut with those hospitals to pay a provider tax unlocking another $100 million for Delaware’s Medicaid program. Brian Frazee, president of the Delaware Healthcare Association, warned the House Appropriations Committee that the requirement in House Bill 350 to immediately …


State moves to control hospital budgets to lower health costs

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s hospitals soon could be governed by a politically appointed state board charged with examining and approving hospital budgets and invested with the power to demand changes and punish those that don’t meet its guidelines. House Bill 350 would create the Diamond State Hospital Cost Review Board under the Department of Health and Social Services. It will try to keep …