House Bill 230
150th General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE HEALTH CARE CLAIMS DATABASE.
This Act allows the Delaware Health Information Network ("DHIN") to enter into an appropriate agreement with the State Council for Persons with Disabilities (“SCPD”) to provide access to all claims data reported to the Delaware Health Care Claims Database. The SCPD’s Brain Injury Committee (“BIC”) has been discussing the BIC’s need for data with the DHIN for over a year and the DHIN and the SCPD found that utilizing existing data collection systems is more cost-effective and efficient than setting up a separate registry for Delaware’s Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) patients. Access to current and accurate TBI data from the Delaware Health Care Claims Database will assist the SCPD to do the following: 1. Enhance the ability to identify scope of service needs and gaps in services. 2. Enhance the ability to leverage federal funds because past grant opportunities were denied, in part, because of a lack of reliable and useful Delaware data. 3. Incorporate the use of the data into research studies on the effectiveness of services provided, return on efforts, and cost-effectiveness.