Behavioral Health

March 01, 2012
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and Magellan Health Services Chairman and CEO René Lerer, M.D., were joined by top state officials, health care providers, family representatives and behavioral health advocates today to launch the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership - the state's new system to transform and enhance behavioral health care across the state.
February 28, 2012
Louisiana has advanced to 36th among states in Gallup Healthways’ annual index tracking well-being nationwide. Louisiana was ranked 42nd in last year’s index.
February 01, 2012
Today, Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields announced a new future for inpatient behavioral health care in Central Louisiana with a two-phased plan to vacate the current Central State Hospital property and build a new facility on land adjacent to Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.
December 02, 2011
"This is a great opportunity for behavioral health care recipients and providers to learn more about the changes we are making to expand services and improve quality of care for Louisianians," said Secretary Greenstein. "The Behavioral Health Partnership is first and foremost about improving health outcomes in Louisiana. We know we must work together to make it a success. That begins by making sure people get answers to their questions and have a voice in implementing this partnership."
September 01, 2011
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that Magellan Health Services, Inc. is being recommended for the contract as the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) to operate the program that will provide behavioral health services to 100,000 adults and 50,000 children, including 2,500 with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders who are in, or at, imminent risk of out-of-home placement.
August 26, 2011
The prioritization of Louisiana‟s State planning activities within this block grant application is guided by the annual Department of Health and Hospitals Business Plan and the transformational goals identified by the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Many of the identified service gaps and needs are addressed by the dramatic systems change currently underway in Louisiana, whereby OBH becomes a purchaser of services through a Statewide Managed Care network rather than a provider.