House Bill 7
152nd General Assembly (Present)
House Health & Human Development 4/25/23
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PEDIATRIC INPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ENHANCEMENT.
This Act requires Delaware Medicaid to provide an enhancement to the acute care per diem rate for psychiatric facilities for hard to place pediatric behavioral health inpatients. The per diem enhancement is limited to an inpatient stay of 14 days. The applicability of the per diem enhancement is determined based on whether admission criteria is met. This Act also creates a Quality Oversight Committee designed to identify quality metrics for facilities admitting patients as well as provide biennial recommendations to the General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee regarding eligibility categories and enhancement rates.
Takes effect upon being signed into law