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 LDH would have incurred under the old, fee-for-service program.

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