As part of its efforts to modernize payment mechanisms for Louisiana’s Medicaid program and its delivery system features, to shift from paying for volume to paying for value and to improve health care quality and outcomes, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is seeking comment on the possibility of inviting provider-led managed care plans to participate in the Healthy Louisiana Medicaid managed care program as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). 

While this RFI does not bind the state to procuring for provider-led plans, LDH is highly interested in the ACO approach and is working to procure capable, high-quality ACO contractors as part of its Medicaid managed care procurement process in SFY 2019. Through this Request for Information (RFI), LDH is seeking community input on the development of requirements for the provider led ACOs.  Vendors should refer to the response format in the RFI document linked below for clarification of the nature of information sought by LDH.


The deadline for responses has been extended until 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Responses should be delivered via email. Responses should be limited to twenty 8 ½ x 11 pages and identified as ACO RFI Response on the electronic subject line. Proposers interested in participating in this RFI should send an electronic copy of their response to the email address below:


            Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing

            Frank Opelka


            Medicaid Program Manager