LDH News

January 10, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released a solicitation for offers (SFO) to identify a pharmaceutical partner to negotiate unrestricted access to curative treatment for hepatitis C for Medicaid and incarcerated patients in Louisiana.
January 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Aging and Adult Services is seeking input from health care providers, the public and others as it develops strategies to reduce the waiting list for its Community Choices Waiver program and help people swiftly receive the care they need.
January 10, 2019
Louisiana will use the 'Netflix' model, with the goal of treating 10,000 people with hepatitis C in its Medicaid and prison population by 2020.
January 04, 2019
The Provider Visionary Opportunities to Increase Competitive Employment (VOICE) grant provides the Office of Behavioral Health with 100 hours of training and technical assistance needed to help people in the target population find meaningful jobs.
December 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state. Although most of the recent cases have been reported in Morehouse Parish, cases have been reported in other parts of the state.
December 18, 2018
The official kickoff of a new computer system in state government may not seem like the most dramatic story to come out of Baton Rouge, but it is an important step forward in one of the biggest programs in the budget.
December 17, 2018
Last month, the Louisiana Department of Health unveiled a new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system that uses the most up-to-date technology to ensure accurate eligibility determinations. This new system addresses many of the limitations of the former, outdated system as identified by the Department, the Legislature and the auditor.
December 13, 2018
Louisiana’s new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system will now give the health department access to federal income tax data of potential Medicaid enrollees to ensure they are eligible for Medicaid. This capability is in addition to numerous other income and employment data sources that are now available to Medicaid to ensure that all recipients meet the strict financial eligibility standards.
December 12, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will be holding a special one-day flu vaccination promotion on Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at various parish health units around the state. These vaccinations are available at no cost to the patient and allow people an easy way to get flu shots.