Medicaid

August 30, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced the completion of a report by a team of researchers led by economist Dr. Jim Richardson of the Public Administration Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU) highlighting the economic impact of Medicaid expansion. The report, Medicaid Expansion and the Louisiana Economy, shows that for state fiscal year 2018, Medicaid expansion continues to provide thousands of jobs statewide. Using additional data for this latest report, expansion is currently supporting more than 14,000 jobs across the state and supporting $889 million in personal earnings.
August 29, 2019
LDH announced today that it is moving to implement emergency contracts with the five health plans that are currently under contract to serve the state’s 1.5 million Medicaid recipients.
August 05, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health announced its intent to contract with four Medicaid managed care organizations following a state bid process that began in February when the Department issued a request for proposals.
July 31, 2019
Fewer Louisianans report that they have to put off seeing a doctor or that they are unable to take their medications as prescribed thanks to Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, according to a Tulane University study released today by Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health.
May 14, 2019
In response to House Bill 1 of the 2018 Second Extraordinary Legislative Session, LDH is required to publish a monthly report to the Joint Legislative Committee detailing the progress made in the implementation of Medicaid reform.
May 07, 2019
To prevent against potential loss of Medicaid healthcare coverage, the Louisiana Department of Health is urging all Medicaid recipients to respond to any mailing they receive from the Department about their coverage. Because Medicaid coverage requires an annual renewal, approximately 125,000 people receive letters each month
May 06, 2019
The audit noted the Department has established a process to conduct more frequent wage data checks which has improved its ability to ensure that only eligible individuals are enrolled in the program.
April 26, 2019
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from highly qualified and experienced External Quality Review Organizations (EQRO) to perform independent external quality review (EQR) services that consist of mandatory and optional activities as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 42 CFR § 438 Subpart E.
April 23, 2019
In compliance with the provisions of 42 CFR § 438.340, the Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing is taking the opportunity to make the Louisiana Medicaid Quality Strategy available for public comment.
April 23, 2019
In compliance with the provisions of 42 CFR § 438.340, the Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing is taking the opportunity to make the Louisiana Medicaid Quality Strategy available for public comment.
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