Medicaid

February 15, 2019
In response to House Bill 1 of the 2018 Second Extraordinary Legislative Session, LDH is required to publish a monthly report to the Joint Legislative Committee detailing the progress made in the implementation of Medicaid reform.
February 11, 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.
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 This new system addresses many of the limitations of the former, outdated system as identified by the Department, the Legislature and the auditor.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 10, 2018
In its most recent audit of the Louisiana Department of Health, the Legislative Auditor cited several instances in which reductions to the health agency’s budget limited the effectiveness of its Medicaid fraud detection efforts.
November 28, 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.
November 15, 2018
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health launched a new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system. The new system will improve customer service, boost efficiency and create a more accurate and immediate approval process.
November 13, 2018
Today, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a report evaluating the Department of Health’s process of using wage data to determine the eligibility of the Medicaid expansion population.
September 10, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health announced today that State Medicaid Director Jen Steele is one of six Medicaid directors from around the country to participate in the Medicaid Leadership Institute.
August 20, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.