The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will update stakeholders on the pilot project for Value-Based Payments (VBP) for Home and Community Based Waiver providers during a statewide road show.

The VBP approach allows providers to receive supplement payments if they reach certain quality-of-care benchmarks. Louisiana was among 10 states chosen in 2018 as recipients of grants from the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The grant provides the Office with expert technical assistance in the development and implementation of a CMS-approved VBP model.

All self-advocates, family members, support coordinator/provider agencies, human services district/authority staff and the general public are welcome to attend. RSVP/registration is not required for attendance. For special accommodations, please contact Jacquelyne Cobb at (225) 342-0095 or

A meeting for those in the Capital Area Human Services District will be held later in Baton Rouge.