Making Medicaid Better Newsletters

January 27, 2012
First Recipients to "Go Live" with BAYOU HEALTH Next Week Next week, the first group of recipients will transition to BAYOU HEALTH, when GSA A goes live on Wednesday, Feb. 1. All eligible recipients in GSA A, which comprises the New Orleans and Northshore areas, will be enrolled in a BAYOU HEALTH Plan by Feb. 1 so they can begin receiving health care services through this model on the go-live date. The go-live date does not end a recipients' ability to choose or change Health Plans. Recipients have 90 days from the date of the letter telling them the name of their Health Plan to contact the BAYOU HEALTH Enrollment Center and change Plans, if they wish to do so. After the 90-day window, recipients will have an annual enrollment period, but can change Health Plans at any time if they have a good reason to do so (e.g. moving to another area of the state, needing to see a doctor in another Plan). If recipients do not feel the Health Plan they are enrolled in is a good fit for their family, they can call 1-855-BAYOU-4U and have an enrollment agent assist them in finding the right Plan.
January 20, 2012
BAYOU HEALTH Hotline Extends Hours, Adds Saturday Call Times to Accommodate Recipients Faster Last week, the BAYOU HEALTH enrollment hotline, 1-855-BAYOU-4U (1-855-229-6848), experienced the highest call volumes to date as recipients called to speak with enrollment specialists about selecting a Health Plan for their families. To respond to the increased demand, DHH and MAXIMUS, the company the State has contracted with to handle the enrollment process for recipients, are working together to extend hotline hours, add Saturday call hours, train additional specialists and further streamline the choice process.
January 13, 2012
BAYOU HEALTH Newsletter 1.13.2012
December 08, 2011
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October 06, 2011
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September 21, 2011
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July 22, 2011
Making Medicaid Better Newsletter 7.22.2011
July 15, 2011
Making Medicaid Better Newsletter 7.15.2011
July 08, 2011
Twelve Entities Submit Proposals to Form Coordinated Care Networks Last week, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals received proposals from 12 entities to establish Coordinated Care Networks (CCN), which will transform the state’s Medicaid program. Last Thursday, June 30, was the deadline qualified entities wanting to participate in the competitive procurement process (Request for Proposals) the State is using to select the networks to provide health services.
March 29, 2011
Making Medicaid Better Newsletter 3.29.2011