Combat Hepatitis C

Louisiana’s Plan for a Subscription-based Payment Model to Combat Hepatitis C. The Louisiana Department of Health is pursuing innovative payment models which will enable the state to dramatically expand access to the drug with the goal of eventually eliminating Hepatitis C as a public health problem. The Department is seeking public comment.

West Nile

What You Need to Know to Fight the Bite

Taking Aim at Cancer

Strategic efforts are taking shape with partners across the state to increase access to care, improve quality of care, and reduce costs in order to increase survivorship.

How Prevalent is Opioid Abuse?

Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators…addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing…are evidence of the problem.

Healthy Louisiana Coverage

Medicaid Expansion is now making Healthy Louisiana a reality. Since beginning enrollment on July 1, 2016 for working adults who are now eligible for health care coverage, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for coverage and are now getting primary care and screenings that prevent serious illnesses and costly treatments.

Visit our dashboard for enrollment details and statistics.

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Recent News
August 08, 2018
Legislative auditor Daryl Purpera appears to be retreating from comments he made describing the Louisiana Department of Health's oversight of its Medicaid program as sloppy and "a mess" last month.
August 07, 2018
Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. About 30,000 people in Louisiana's Medicaid program and prison system are carrying Hepatitis C. Nationally rates of new infections are growing dramatically as a result of the opioid epidemic.
August 06, 2018
Recent reviews of the five private health plans administering the Louisiana Department of Health’s Medicaid Healthy Louisiana (or managed care plans) found inaccurate records for the providers enrolled in each of the respective health plans.
July 30, 2018
In its most recent audit of the Louisiana Department of Health and the Attorney General’s office about the Medicaid Fraud Fund, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor cited both agency’s management of the fund. The audit said both the state health department and the AG need to develop more effective processes to identify and ensure that the appropriate funds are deposited into the fund.
July 27, 2018
The Louisiana Departments of Health, Environmental Quality and Wildlife and Fisheries today issued a series of fish consumption advisories for nine bodies of water. These most recent advisories include one new warning and updates to eight previously issued warnings.
July 23, 2018
Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee announced the state had finally done away with the waiting list and ensured that every eligible person who was in line asking for help from the state had received some form of assistance.