Office of the Secretary

December 07, 2010
The Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today reiterated the urgent need to reform Medicaid in the wake of the release of America's Health Rankings from the United Health Foundation.
December 03, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein will begin a statewide tour next week, meeting with citizens and health care providers to continue the department’s dialogue about how to make Medicaid better through managing the health care of recipients.
November 19, 2010
Louisiana Medicaid will launch a revised Enhanced Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) Program on Jan. 1 to better connect payments to physicians who meet key indicators of effective health care management.
November 17, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today joined the March of Dimes, Rep. Regina Barrow and other key stakeholders for prematurity awareness day to announce steps the Department is taking to reduce the rate of premature births in Louisiana.
November 15, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced a series of statewide and regional forums to further the dialogue with citizens and stakeholders on how to make Medicaid better by managing the health care of recipients.
October 25, 2010
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today presented his business plan for the agency focusing on core priorities of protecting and promoting the health of Louisianians while increasing the value of resources invested in those imperatives.
October 22, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today recognized a $50 million funding deficit in Medicaid caused by unfunded increases in utilization. This deficit is being recognized in addition to the Department’s portion of the shortfall for FY 2010-11 also announced today.
October 22, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced mid-year reductions in department spending of state general funds, and proposed utilization of other means of financing, in order to save $20.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. DHH’s savings are part of an overall mid-year reduction plan for each agency to help address the state’s shortfall from FY 2010.
October 15, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 29. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. These cases are reported in DHH’s weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which can be found in the Surveillance Reports Section of the DHH website here.
September 21, 2010
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein announced today that the state received top marks in preparing to prevent, respond and recover in a public health emergency according to an annual report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.