Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein received the March of Dimes President’s Prematurity Leadership Award on behalf of the state, for programs and policies health officials have implemented in the past two years to reduce the number of babies born too early.
Today, the Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals outlined a plan to address the budget shortfall resulting from Congress’s action that resulted in a decrease to the state’s disaster-recovery Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rate from 71.92 percent to a projected 65.51 percent – the rate represents the lowest reimbursement rate Louisiana has had in more than 25 years.
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals released its pharmacy concept paper and announced a series of regional forums to discuss the modernization of Louisiana’s Medicaid pharmacy program.
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein recognized outgoing Medicaid Director Don Gregory for his 36 years of public service and named Ruth Kennedy the department’s next Medicaid Director.
DHH is offering special recognition to its nursing staff during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, a week set aside to honor all of America’s 3.1 million registered nurses, including the more than 54,000 nurses in Louisiana.