February 07, 2011
DHH will hold the first Medical Directors' Summit Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
February 01, 2011
Making Medicaid Better Newsletter 2.1.2011
January 12, 2011
Today, Louisiana Department of Health Hospitals Incoming Deputy Secretary Kathy Kliebert was joined by leaders from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and CHRISTUS Health Louisiana to support the Louisiana Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program and recognize Winn Community Health Center, the first federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the nation to receive an incentive payment.
January 12, 2011
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers to perform the following activities as primary for the fee-for-service Medicaid recipient population and as secondary for Medicaid recipients enrolled in Coordinated Care Network (CCN)s after time has expired for the CCNs to bill and collect from responsible third parties: 1) develop and implement a cost avoidance process in conjunction with maintenance of the Medicaid resource file; 2) develop and implement a collection process for seeking reimbursement from liable third party health insurers for medical services provided under Title XIX and Title XXI; 3) perform annual hospital and long- term care provider reviews; 4) augment the fiscal intermediary (FI)’s Medicare Parts A, B, and D recovery efforts; 5) administer the Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment program (LaHIPP), and 6) submit optional innovative concepts such as asset verification services, special needs trust services, CMS RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) activities, Express Lane eligibility assistance (data matches with the La. Department of Education, the La. Department of Revenue, etc.) as well as other concepts for consideration and evaluation based on usefulness, practicality, and likelihood of successful implementation.
January 07, 2011
These letters to the editor reflect opinions and viewpoints submitted to media outlets regarding the "Making Medicaid Better" initiative.
January 04, 2011
BATON ROUGE – The Department of Health and Hospitals learned late Monday that the state will have to repay $239.5 million to the federal government for overpayments the agency made to fund LSU hospitals between 1996 and 2007.
December 30, 2010
Louisiana will be among the first states to offer incentive payments to Medicaid providers and hospitals for adopting, implementing or upgrading electronic health record (EHR) technology to treat patients more efficiently, reduce their administrative work and share health information securely among medical facilities.
December 23, 2010
Message from DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein Louisiana is on the verge of one of the most important health care reforms in our state’s history. We all know the statistics—a few weeks ago the United Health Foundation reiterated the problem when they announced that Louisiana fell two spots to 49th in the annual America’s Health Rankings.