Page 30 - Delaware Medical Journal - February 2017
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Yes, There Are Still Many Uninsured Residents In Delaware!
And the Voluntary Initiative Program (VIP), a charitable program of the Medical Society of Delaware, is at the forefront helping those uninsured people  rate.
VIP is a network of Delaware primary care and specialty physicians who volunteer
to use a reduced fee scale, or at times
no fee, to allow uninsured state residents access to health care. Health Care Connection, the program formerly know  inappropriate utilization of emergency  patients since 2001.
Uninsured Delaware residents qualify if:
 Their income is at or below 200%
Federal Poverty Level,
 They are exempt/ineligible for the ACA
Marketplace, and
 They are ineligible for Medicaid.
A VIP Care Coordinator assigns a primary care provider and also makes referral appointments for specialty services as needed. A VIP Pharmacy Coordinator assists with locating medications at a reduced price or free. This includes access to a free bilingual speaking glucose meter and all diabetes testing supplies can be accessed for $25/ month.
Won’t you consider adding your name to a distinguished list of Delaware physicians who are dedicated to providing exceptional health care opportunities to low income, uninsured residents of Delaware?
To learn more about participation in VIP, contact Chrystie Arroyo at 302-224-5190 and you can join without delay!
MSD Member News
 JAMES M. ELLISON, MD, MPH was appointed to the Delaware Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Ellison is the Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at Christiana Care Health System.
 ROSHNI T. GUERRY, MD was named one of the DBT40, “a select group of the region’s best and brightest young professionals,
all under the age of 40, who are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative, and innovation” by the Delaware Business Times. Dr. Guerry is the Medical Director of Inpatient Supportive and Palliative Medicine at Christiana Care Health System.
BEEBE HEALTHCARE has joined the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The program collects clinical, risk-adjusted, 30-day outcomes in a nationally benchmarked database, allowing the hospital to catch more complications to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.
Beebe Healthcare Home Care Services was named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite. Home Care Services serves patients throughout Sussex County with comprehensive health and wellness services including a telehealth program to assist medical professionals as they monitor, manage, and educate clients with chronic diseases.
Beebe Healthcare was granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Beebe first earned the accreditation in 2013.
Beebe Healthcare earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
The Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SYSTEM has received a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for patient experience in outpatient serves.
NEMOURS CareConnect was selected as a Digital Edge 50 Award winner by a panel of industry experts and business technology executives as a technology that drives greater customer engagement. Nemours CareConnect is a 24/7 on-demand pediatric telehealth program which allows families to access pediatricians from Nemours through a smart phone, tablet or computer.

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