Medicaid Quality Committee


 Marcus Bachhuber, MD
 Justin Bennett, NP
 Joseph Biggio Jr., MD, MS
 Gerrelda Davis, MBA
 Yvonne Domingue, MS, RN
 Michael Giorlando, DDS
 Stewart T. Gordon, MD
 Larry Humble, PharmD, PhD
 James Hussey, MD
 Mark Keiser, MD
 Lyn Kieltyka, PhD
 Madelyn Meyn, MD
 Julie Morial, MD
 Raymond Poliquit, MD
 Floyd Roberts, Jr., MD
 Tara Roberts, PT
 Joe Rosier
 Steve Spedale, MD, FAAP
 Gordon T. Stewart, MD
 John Vanchiere, MD
 Craig Vitrano, MD
 Rodney Wise, MD

The purpose of the Medicaid Quality Committee of the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is to provide focus and direction for activities that assure access and utilization of quality, evidence-based healthcare that is designed to meet the health needs of all Louisiana Medicaid recipients through:

  1. Creating and sustaining a vibrant evaluation process for Louisiana Medicaid that is based on integrity, accountability, and transparency;
  2. Offering expertise and experience of Committee members to recommend improvements to Louisiana Medicaid that will serve to better meet the healthcare needs of recipients in a cost efficient manner;
  3. Sharing Committee recommendations with recipients, providers and policy leaders; and
  4. Forming subcommittees to address specific areas of care, as needed.



Upcoming Events

Quality Committee Meeting
November 19, 2021
1-3 p.m.

The meeting will be held online via Zoom: 

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2021 Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee Schedule

February 19, 2021
May 21, 2021
August 20, 2021
November 19, 2021


Meeting Materials & Minutes
August 20, 2021


Developmental Screening Presentation

February 26, 2021


LaPQC Presentation

Medicaid Program Updates

Meeting Minutes

November 20, 2020


Health Equity Plans

Medicaid Program Updates

August 21, 2020 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Medicaid COVID-19 Response
Act 421 Public Hearings
Proposals to Amend Bylaws
February 21, 2020

Human Donor Breast Milk
Donor Milk
Congenital Syphilis Medicaid Quality Group
2019 Quality Year End Review

Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2019 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2019 Agenda
Draft - Attachment G - Quality Performance Measures
Draft - Incentivized Quality Measures
Louisiana Medicaid's Deep Dive on Quality: Engagement Process and Proposed Measures
February 15, 2019 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Medicaid Quality Performance Measures Presentation
Draft of Medicaid Proposed Quality Measures
Quality Feedback Forms
November 16, 2018 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Draft Medicaid Managed Care Quality Strategy Presentation
Draft Quality Strategy Aims, Goals, and Objectives Presentation
August 17, 2018 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
ED Utilization Presentation
May 18, 2018 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Prematurity Improvement Presentation
MCO RFP White Paper
February 16, 2018 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Dr. Gershanik's Presentation
ED Medicaid Quality Report
November 17, 2017 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
2017 Hedis Results Compared to Quality Compass
Parity Presentation
August 18, 2017 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
May 19, 2017 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
February 17, 2017 Agenda
Meeting Minutes
September 9, 2016 Agenda
June 10, 2016 Agenda
March 11, 2016 Agenda
December 14, 2015 Agenda
September 11, 2015 Agenda
June 19, 2015 Agenda
March 27, 2015 Agenda
December 15, 2014 Agenda
Septemer 12, 2014 Agenda
July 11, 2014 Agenda


Proposed Medicaid Quality Performance Measures *DRAFT*

Quality Committee Bylaws *Updated*
Quality Subcommittee Application
Healthy Louisiana HEDIS® Performance Measure Results and Analysis Report 2019
Attachment C - Performance Measures
Quality Public Forums Flyer
Historical Resources
Louisiana Medicaid Quality Performance Measures (Attachment E) *Updated November 26, 2018*
Louisiana Medicaid Quality Performance Measures (Attachment E) - OLD
Medicaid Quality Town Hall Results
Town Hall Meeting Flyer
Letter to Committee Regarding 2017 Meeting Dates


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