LDH News

May 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has formed an advisory committee of stakeholders to assist in the development of a rating system for addiction treatment programs. Once complete, patients will be able to rate their providers and the ratings will be available publically giving patients another way to participate and make informed decisions about their care.
May 10, 2019
This Mother’s Day, the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative, including 35 birthing hospitals throughout the state, are recommitting to a movement to prevent unexpected outcomes of childbirth that may cause harm to a new mother.
May 07, 2019
To prevent against potential loss of Medicaid healthcare coverage, the Louisiana Department of Health is urging all Medicaid recipients to respond to any mailing they receive from the Department about their coverage. Because Medicaid coverage requires an annual renewal, approximately 125,000 people receive letters each month
May 06, 2019
The audit noted the Department has established a process to conduct more frequent wage data checks which has improved its ability to ensure that only eligible individuals are enrolled in the program.
May 03, 2019
With the number of reported measles cases reaching the highest point this century, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are urging people to get vaccinated. The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in 2000, and the worst in 25 years. So far, over 700 people in 22 states have contracted the illness. They were all unvaccinated.
May 03, 2019
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
April 30, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is holding a health clinic day for teenagers, aged 13 to 19, at the Calcaseiu Parish Health Unit, 3236 Kirkman St. in Lake Charles, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
April 30, 2019
Nearly a year after eliminating its 25-year-old waiting list for specialized services, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is receiving positive feedback from those served by the Tiered Waiver plan.
April 26, 2019
Gov. John Bel Edwards calls on all Louisianans to responsibly dispose of their unused medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. First responders, medical offices and businesses around the state will provide collection sites for people to drop off medications for safe disposal.