Medicaid

October 22, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today recognized a $50 million funding deficit in Medicaid caused by unfunded increases in utilization. This deficit is being recognized in addition to the Department’s portion of the shortfall for FY 2010-11 also announced today.
October 22, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced mid-year reductions in department spending of state general funds, and proposed utilization of other means of financing, in order to save $20.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. DHH’s savings are part of an overall mid-year reduction plan for each agency to help address the state’s shortfall from FY 2010.
July 30, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has terminated Medicaid provider agreements with 13 Louisiana health care providers and medical supply companies after they came under indictment in a widespread Medicare fraud investigation launched by the federal government.