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A separate payment made monthly by the Delaware Department of Education (DOE) to Delaware Stars providers with a previous level of 3, 4 or 5 who accept POC. The reimbursement rate is determined by the type of program, county, children’s age and the Delaware Star level. Tiered Reimbursement is undergoing changes as the new Stars System is being implemented.
Some licensed programs currently receive more than 100% of the market rate as a result of both Purchase of Care and Tiered Reimbursement payments. If the Governor’s budget passes, DOE will adjust Tiered Reimbursement payments so that programs will continue to receive the same amount as FY23, although programs will see an increase in their check from Purchase of Care and a decrease in their check for Tiered Reimbursement.