Medicaid

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.
September 04, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has rescheduled a public stakeholder meeting on its final Medicaid Pharmacy Program reform concept, which was originally set for Wednesday, Aug. 29 but postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.
August 24, 2012
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals released its final pharmacy reform concept and announced a public stakeholder meeting next Wednesday, Aug. 29, to present the department’s plans and answer questions about the modernization of Louisiana's Medicaid pharmacy program.
July 24, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will hold a forum at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at the LSU School of Dentistry to discuss including dental services as a benefit in some Bayou Health Plans and to gather feedback on enhancing Medicaid fee-for-service dental care.
July 18, 2012
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein received the March of Dimes President’s Prematurity Leadership Award on behalf of the state, for programs and policies health officials have implemented in the past two years to reduce the number of babies born too early.
July 13, 2012
Today, the Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals outlined a plan to address the budget shortfall resulting from Congress’s action that resulted in a decrease to the state’s disaster-recovery Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rate from 71.92 percent to a projected 65.51 percent – the rate represents the lowest reimbursement rate Louisiana has had in more than 25 years.
June 13, 2012
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals released its pharmacy concept paper and announced a series of regional forums to discuss the modernization of Louisiana’s Medicaid pharmacy program.