BAYOU HEALTH Advocates' Conference

BAYOU HEALTH Advocates Conference in Lafayette Feb. 1

Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein invites you to the BAYOU HEALTH Advocates' Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Holiday Inn at 2032 Northeast Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette. The purpose of this conference is to share information with health care advocates and get their feedback on the department's education and outreach plans to inform Medicaid and LaCHIP recipients about new choices available through BAYOU HEALTH, an improved Medicaid program DHH is launching this year.

This conference is specifically designed for community-based organizations and other advocates who work with Medicaid and LaCHIP recipients, so their members can assist DHH in educating recipients about the changes coming through BAYOU HEALTH and help people better understand the enrollment process, as recipients will be asked to choose a Health Plan for their families.

DHH held the first BAYOU HEALTH Advocates' Conference in Baton Rouge in October 2011. The Feb. 1 Advocates' Conference will follow the same structure and format, so advocates who participated in the first conference do not need to attend the second one. DHH is launching BAYOU HEALTH in phases for different geographic service areas (GSA) of the state. All eligible Medicaid and LaCHIP recipients will transition to the BAYOU HEALTH model by June 1.

There is no cost to attend the summit, but all attendees must register in advance. If registration exceeds the allotted amount of spaces, participants representing GSA B (the Capital Area, South Central Louisiana and Acadiana regions) will be given preference, and a future conference will be scheduled for participants from other GSAs. If we need to decline your registration because of space, we will send you an email informing you of this.

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For any questions regarding the conference, please contact:
Lisa R. Faust
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
(225) 342-7913
(225) 252-3579