February 23, 2016
Dr. Rebekah Gee, DHH secretary, will appear on Louisiana Public Square tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 24) at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and WLAE in New Orleans. She and her fellow panelists will discuss how expanding Medicaid will affect the lives of those who will now have access to health care, what expansion will mean for the cost of health care and insurance for everyone else in the state, how hospitals will be affected and more.
February 18, 2016
Baton Rouge, La. – A new independent study estimates that the Bayou Health program saved the state up to $437 million in Medicaid expenditures in 2015 when compared with what the state would have paid under the old fee-for-service model. The study, which was performed by Wakely Consulting Group for the Louisiana Association of Health Plans (LAHP), concludes that the managed care organizations are operating efficiently and producing significant savings when compared to the costs that DHH would have incurred under the old, fee-for-service program.
November 13, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Bureau of Health Services Financing (BHSF) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) services for Medicaid Enterprise solutions.
August 28, 2015
The Department is now evaluating two interim projects to help reduce fraud and improve billing processes. The fust project is a system to further ensure home-based services are not billed concurrently with center-based services, and the second will better integrate the Department's efforts with EVV mechanisms already in use by some providers.
July 08, 2015
RFI for Specialized Behavioral Health and Medicaid Waiver Services Released
June 30, 2015
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) extended the discontinuation date of the Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment (LaHIPP) program Monday, moving the date from July 1 to Dec. 1, 2015.
May 26, 2015
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced the formation of a Consumer Advisory Council today that will engage Louisiana residents in the use of health information technology (IT) to improve health and health care quality in the state.