Medicaid

June 01, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards thanked CMS for expediting the approval of the state plan amendment, the formal request to make a change to the Medicaid program, to allow for the automatic enrollment of SNAP enrollees, as it will allow more people to get health care coverage as soon as July 1.
May 31, 2016
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell applauded tomorrow’s launch of Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion program under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning June 1, Louisiana residents with a household income below 138 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible to obtain health coverage through the state’s Medicaid program. As of tomorrow, 31 states and the District of Columbia will have expanded Medicaid. With Louisiana, we have reached a “tipping point:” More than half of the uninsured who could gain coverage from Medicaid expansion live in states that have expanded this program.
May 13, 2016
RFI for Comprehensive Fraud, Waste and Abuse Solution
May 02, 2016
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, began a statewide tour to discuss Medicaid expansion in Louisiana. Gov. Edwards and Dr. Gee also announced that the Bayou Health program is being renamed Healthy Louisiana. The new program seeks to improve the health of those who are currently covered by Medicaid and those who will become eligible for coverage under Medicaid expansion. Gov. Edwards and Dr. Gee also unveiled a new website, www.healthy.la.gov, for enrollment information for qualified individuals.
April 11, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide Third Party Liability (TPL) Services.
March 24, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Bureau of Health Services Financing, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide financial management and support brokerage services to Medicaid participants enrolled in an approved self-direction program, such as managing payroll, providing bill paying functions, and distributing funds contained in individual participant budgets.
February 23, 2016
Dr. Rebekah Gee, DHH secretary, will appear on Louisiana Public Square tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 24) at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and WLAE in New Orleans. She and her fellow panelists will discuss how expanding Medicaid will affect the lives of those who will now have access to health care, what expansion will mean for the cost of health care and insurance for everyone else in the state, how hospitals will be affected and more.
February 18, 2016
Baton Rouge, La. – A new independent study estimates that the Bayou Health program saved the state up to $437 million in Medicaid expenditures in 2015 when compared with what the state would have paid under the old fee-for-service model. The study, which was performed by Wakely Consulting Group for the Louisiana Association of Health Plans (LAHP), concludes that the managed care organizations are operating efficiently and producing significant savings when compared to the costs that DHH would have incurred under the old, fee-for-service program.
November 13, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Bureau of Health Services Financing (BHSF) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) services for Medicaid Enterprise solutions.