LDH News

February 22, 2024
Both individuals were unvaccinated for measles and were exposed to the virus while visiting another state.
February 21, 2024
A public health investigation has been initiated and LDH will provide additional updates as we are able to collect more information.
January 19, 2024
Both deaths were due to hypothermia and confirmed by coroners as weather-related.
January 03, 2024
Annual reports from Louisiana's Medicaid program (Bureau of Health Services Financing).
December 27, 2023
Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Healthcare Financing (Medicaid), announced the 2024 Public University Partnership Program (PUPP) awards to researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU), Louisiana State University-Shreveport (LSUS) and McNeese State University (MSU).
December 07, 2023
This RFI is issued for the purpose of gathering information, including cost projections from qualified entities who show a demonstrated capacity to provide highly specialized technical assistance and consulting services regarding the Medicaid program and related issues. The information sought includes, but is not limited to, technical assistance and consulting on Medicaid reimbursement methodologies, disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, provider taxes and donations, the uninsured, Medicaid waivers, Medicaid eligibility requirements, and the State Plan and the impact of various federal Medicaid rules and regulations.
December 06, 2023
The AMPAR report summarizes the activities of each agency relating to management and program analysis, outstanding accomplishments, areas of significant progress and specific management/operational issues that exist within each agency.
December 01, 2023
LDH reports a decrease in new HIV cases from 964 diagnosed with HIV in 2018 to 860 diagnosed in 2022. As of June 2023, the number of individuals living with HIV in Louisiana stands at 22,920.
November 30, 2023
Through key priority areas of collaboration, awareness, workforce, prevention, and healing, WHL envisions a Louisiana in which children, families and communities are healthy and thriving regardless of who they are or where they live.
November 27, 2023
LDH was successful in completing 91.1% of its 45 goals and 92.5% of its 253 deliverables outlined in the FY 2023 LDH business plan titled "Invest: Teaming Up for a Stronger LDH and a Healthier Louisiana."