Medicaid

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.
August 17, 2018
The State of Louisiana, Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing, hereby issues Request for Proposals (RFP) #3000010963 for qualified proposers to provide Project & Portfolio Management Office Services including Project Management Staff Augmentation Services to manage the MMIS Modernization and Medicaid BHSF Projects.
August 08, 2018
Legislative auditor Daryl Purpera appears to be retreating from comments he made describing the Louisiana Department of Health's oversight of its Medicaid program as sloppy and "a mess" last month.
August 06, 2018
Recent reviews of the five private health plans administering the Louisiana Department of Health’s Medicaid Healthy Louisiana (or managed care plans) found inaccurate records for the providers enrolled in each of the respective health plans.
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.