Reports: Legislative

December 27, 2023
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
December 13, 2023
This report is submitted to the House Committee on Health and Welfare and the David R. Poynter Legislative Research Library in response to House Resolution (HR) 200 of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, by Representative Christopher Turner, which the Speaker of the House enrolled and signed on June 4, 2023.
December 13, 2023
The Department of Health (LDH) submits the attached report in response to Act 311 of the 2013 Regular Session. Act 311 requests LDH to report to the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare the incidence and causes of all re-hospitalizations of infants born premature at less than thirty-seven weeks gestational age and who are within the first six months of life.
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.
November 30, 2023
In response to House Concurrent Resolution 8 (HCR 8) of the 2022 Regular Session, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) submits the following reports. The resolution requires LDH to publish on a quarterly basis a report containing data directly related to payment for health care services through the implementation of a health coverage expansion of the Louisiana medical assistance program, in addition to directed payments and other supplemental payments made to hospitals.
November 29, 2023
SB 337 of the 2008 Regular Session required DHH to provide that as a condition of payment of uncompensated care costs, all state and non-state hospitals and other health care facilities, excluding rural hospitals included in the Rural Hospital Preservation Act, report to DHH patient specific data on the amount and type of uncompensated care provided and all requested data on the amount and type of other services and activities financed by uncompensated care payments. The bill further directs DHH to provide a quarterly summary of reported information to the governor and to the legislature.
October 31, 2023
In response to Act 710 of the 2018 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, the “Healthy Louisiana Claims Report” is submitted to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget and the House and Senate Committees on Health and Welfare.
October 25, 2023
October 2023 Medicaid Forecast Report for SFY 2023-2024
October 23, 2023
In response to Act 207 (SB 305) of the 2003 Regular Session, LDH is required to submit certain information regarding the Medicaid Buy-In Program to the legislature, including the status of the buy-in program, a report relative to the estimated value of the state, federal and FICA taxes paid by the participants in the buy-in program, and any recommendations for expanding coverage in the buy-in program.
August 17, 2023
Louisiana law R.S. 40:1253.3 requires the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to provide an annual report of its Coordinated System of Care, or CSoC program. CSoC is a Medicaid waiver that allows LDH to offer a network of coordinated behavioral health services to children who meet certain eligibility requirements. Magellan Health of Louisiana, Inc. coordinates, administers and manages the services for the children and youth who may be eligible for or enrolled in the CSoC waiver.