Medicaid Behavioral Health

The following information is listed for historical purposes only. It will not be updated.


On Dec. 1, 2015, Louisiana Medicaid changed the way members get behavioral health services (mental health and substance use treatment). All Medicaid members will get their behavioral health services through a Managed Care Organization.

Magellan of Louisiana was contracted to manage the Coordinated System of Care, an initiative of the State's four child-serving agencies (Louisiana Department of Health, Department of Children and Family Services, Office of Juvenile Justice and Department of Education) to provide intensive care management and family-driven, youth-guided services to a small group of children who have complex needs and are in or at-risk of being in out-of-home placements.