Behavioral Health

May 20, 2019
In its most recent audit, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reviewed the Louisiana Department of Health and identified a data systems issue that resulted in information not transmitted to the Department from its Medicaid managed care organizations.
May 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has formed an advisory committee of stakeholders to assist in the development of a rating system for addiction treatment programs. Once complete, patients will be able to rate their providers and the ratings will be available publically giving patients another way to participate and make informed decisions about their care.
March 22, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health is accepting comments through 11:59 p.m. CST on March 29, 2019 on developing a vision for a modern and comprehensive crisis system of care.
March 12, 2019
The system is intended to serve people who are experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. A question-and-answer session will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in Room 118 of the Bienville Building, 628 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge.
March 01, 2019
Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed March 2019 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Louisiana. The month-long observance promotes awareness of the resources available to those experiencing problems with gambling.
February 28, 2019
Louisiana has been chosen as one of a select group of states to partner with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending addiction, on the development and implementation of a rating system for addiction treatment programs. The state joins Massachusetts and New York, both of which have joined the pilot project in recent weeks.
January 23, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for qualified proposers to provide Statewide Self-Supportive Recovery Homes for Individuals on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
January 22, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding a series of regional meetings, or listening tour.
January 09, 2019
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program.
January 04, 2019
The Provider Visionary Opportunities to Increase Competitive Employment (VOICE) grant provides the Office of Behavioral Health with 100 hours of training and technical assistance needed to help people in the target population find meaningful jobs.