Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

October 18, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Tuesday in Lafayette to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 10, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Monday in Lake Charles to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 08, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Thursday in Gray to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 07, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a meeting this coming Wednesday in Metairie to provide updates on the Value-Based Payment model.
October 03, 2019
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.
April 30, 2019
Nearly a year after eliminating its 25-year-old waiting list for specialized services, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is receiving positive feedback from those served by the Tiered Waiver plan.
February 28, 2019
The Department of Health’s implementation plan follows a review by the Department of Justice in December 2016 that claimed Louisiana was unnecessarily relying on nursing facilities to serve people with serious mental illness.
July 23, 2018
Secretary of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee announced the state had finally done away with the waiting list and ensured that every eligible person who was in line asking for help from the state had received some form of assistance.
July 16, 2018
Through an innovative approach to providing services to people with developmental disabilities, the Louisiana Department of Health is effectively ending the 25-year-old waiting list for specialized home and community-based services. This new plan prioritizes the needs of people instead of the date they applied for services.
May 10, 2018
In Louisiana, tens of thousands of elderly and disabled people could soon lose their Medicaid benefits. Betty Waller, 89, a polio survivor, says Medicaid is needed to cover the full cost of her care.
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