Medicaid

June 14, 2018
Open enrollment for Healthy Louisiana begins June 15, 2018, and runs through July 31, 2018. During this time, people enrolled in Medicaid’s managed care program, known as Healthy Louisiana, have the opportunity to choose a new health plan or do nothing and remain with their current plan. There are five health plans that deliver physical and behavioral health care services to the nearly 1.5 million Healthy Louisiana enrollees.
May 10, 2018
In Louisiana, tens of thousands of elderly and disabled people could soon lose their Medicaid benefits. Betty Waller, 89, a polio survivor, says Medicaid is needed to cover the full cost of her care.
May 09, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will begin mailing notices tomorrow to nearly 37,000 Medicaid enrollees informing them their eligibility may end on July 1, 2018.
April 19, 2018
Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes.
April 10, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee touted a report from Dr. Jim Richardson of the Public Administration Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU) highlighting the economic impact of Medicaid expansion. The report, released today, shows that Medicaid expansion, the federal/state health care program that provides health coverage for individuals with income less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, is leveraging an infusion of $1.85 billion in federal funds to create or retain nearly 19,200 jobs and support nearly $3.6 billion in economic activity for the state of Louisiana.
March 20, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input as the State moves towards improving its Medicaid managed care program. Those who are interested in learning more about the department's plans are invited to attend one of three forums scheduled this week or the final forum set for April 5 in Slidell
March 19, 2018
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.
March 12, 2018
Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee will be attending the March 15 forum in Lafayette.
March 05, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking input from health care providers, health plans, the public and others as the State moves towards improving its Medicaid managed care program. Those who are interested in learning more about the department’s plans are invited to attend public forums that are scheduled at seven locations throughout March.
February 26, 2018
In an audit released today, the Legislative Auditor confirmed the Louisiana Department of Health’s on-going investigations of JABA Enterprises, LLC (JABA) for improperly billing the State for Medicaid services.