March 27, 2019
This system electronically records and documents precisely the type of service performed, the individual receiving the service, the date of the service, the location of service delivery, the individual providing the service, and the time the service begins and ends.
February 22, 2019
Louisiana was recognized this week by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for implementing best practices aimed at eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in state Medicaid programs. Louisiana is one of only eight states to receive this honor.
February 20, 2019
The new online Public Records Request Portal gives users the opportunity to submit public records requests, track their records requests and view an archive of all publicly-accessed records.
December 17, 2018
Last month, the Louisiana Department of Health unveiled a new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system that uses the most up-to-date technology to ensure accurate eligibility determinations. This new system addresses many of the limitations of the former, outdated system as identified by the Department, the Legislature and the auditor.
December 13, 2018
Louisiana’s new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system will now give the health department access to federal income tax data of potential Medicaid enrollees to ensure they are eligible for Medicaid. This capability is in addition to numerous other income and employment data sources that are now available to Medicaid to ensure that all recipients meet the strict financial eligibility standards.
December 10, 2018
In its most recent audit of the Louisiana Department of Health, the Legislative Auditor cited several instances in which reductions to the health agency’s budget limited the effectiveness of its Medicaid fraud detection efforts.
November 28, 2018
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
November 15, 2018
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health launched a new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system. The new system will improve customer service, boost efficiency and create a more accurate and immediate approval process.
November 13, 2018
Today, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a report evaluating the Department of Health’s process of using wage data to determine the eligibility of the Medicaid expansion population.
September 10, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health announced today that State Medicaid Director Jen Steele is one of six Medicaid directors from around the country to participate in the Medicaid Leadership Institute.