Medicaid

December 18, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Bayou Health Program, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide dental healthcare services, through a comprehensive network of providers, to eligible clients residing in all 64 parishes in Louisiana.
December 10, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and LSU System Executive Vice President for Health Care and Medical Education Redesign Dr. Frank Opelka held events in three regions of the state to announce that agreements have been reached to form public-private partnerships involving three LSU hospitals. Interim LSU Hospital and its successor University Medical Center in New Orleans will partner with Louisiana Children’s Medical Center; Leonard J. Chabert Hospital in Houma has reached agreements with Ochsner Health System and Terrebonne General Medical Center; and University Medical Center in Lafayette has formed a partnership with its neighbor, Lafayette General Medical Center.
November 26, 2012
Pharmacy Transition of Care Policies for Bayou Health Plans Available Online Effective Nov. 1, pharmacy became a benefit of three Medicaid Bayou Health Plans -- Amerigroup, LaCare and Louisiana Healthcare Connections, with those plans assuming responsibility for helping members access pharmacy services, encouraging compliance with medication and driving use of the most clinically effective, least expensive drug available.
November 19, 2012
Since January, Medicaid program leadership have held a daily call for providers to discuss aspects of the Bayou Health program. Now that Bayou Health is fully implemented statewide, Medicaid staff will transition to one weekly phone call for all provider types to discuss issues and answer questions.
October 31, 2012
Tomorrow, Nov. 1, pharmacy becomes a benefit of three Medicaid Bayou Health Plans, with those plans assuming responsibility for helping members access pharmacy services, encouraging compliance with medication and driving use of the most clinically effective, least expensive drug available.
October 31, 2012
Medicaid leadership have established resources in place to assist pharmacists and prescribing providers during the Bayou Health pharmacy integration.
October 19, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced adjustments to the Louisiana Medicaid program’s pharmacy reimbursement methodology.
September 27, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in June announced plans to include dental services as a benefit in some Bayou Health Plans managed care plans, and requested stakeholder feedback on enhancing Medicaid fee-for-service dental care.
September 13, 2012
Bayou Health will temporarily modify its daily provider call schedule to focus on pharmacy questions and comments. Beginning Monday, September 17 until further noice.