Medicaid

April 24, 2012
Today, the Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced the members of the BAYOU HEALTH Quality Committee.
April 13, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is not moving forward with the final phase of a new Medicaid check write schedule, which would have pushed Medicaid claims payments toward an approximately 21-day cycle by the start of the new fiscal year. Medicaid claims will continue being paid on the current 14-day schedule.
March 30, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals launches the second phase of its historic transformation of the Medicaid program April 1, as the second Geographic Service Area (GSA) of the State goes live with BAYOU HEALTH, an improved Medicaid health care service delivery program.
March 27, 2012
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March 06, 2012
DHH Continues Daily BAYOU HEALTH Provider/Stakeholder Calls Monday –Friday from Noon to 1 PM Providers can participate in daily BAYOU HEALTH calls to get more information about the program as it is implemented across the state. The toll-free number to call is 1-888-278-0296, and the Access Code is 729 9088#. It is not necessary to pre-register, and any interested provider can participate from noon to 1 p.m. on weekdays.
February 28, 2012
Louisiana has advanced to 36th among states in Gallup Healthways’ annual index tracking well-being nationwide. Louisiana was ranked 42nd in last year’s index.
February 23, 2012
As a result of initiatives implemented by the Department of Health and Hospitals, more Louisiana kids have health care coverage. The 2011 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey shows the rate of uninsured children dropped from 5 percent to 3.5 percent during the past two years.