Behavioral Health

February 27, 2015
This Request for Information (RFI) will help inform the State of Louisiana in its planning for the integration of a cultural and linguistic competency framework within the managerial and programmatic structure of the Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). OBH is seeking a qualified individual or organization to provide assessment, technical assistance, training, and consultation for the development and implementation of a cultural and linguistic competency program. The intent of the RFI is to determine the interest and capabilities of an entity to provide the services outlined in this RFI.
January 21, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) sent invitations to state health leaders and stakeholders last week requesting their input on the process of integrating Medicaid recipients' behavioral health services into the Bayou Health plans.
December 31, 2014
The charge of Act 212 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP) and its included Coordinated System of Care (CSoC).
November 19, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced today that it will integrate specialized behavioral health services into the benefits coordinated by Bayou Health plans for more than 920,000 Medicaid recipients. Currently, these services are provided separately in a program called the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP). The Department will work with the five managed care organizations contracted to provide care to Louisiana's Medicaid recipients, as well as providers, recipients and stakeholders on the transition set for implementation on Dec. 1, 2015.
August 15, 2014
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified behavioral health managed care entities with a minimum of five years’ experience and demonstrated success in the provision of statewide managed behavioral healthcare services with complex, publicly-funded behavioral health programs, to operate as a pre-paid inpatient health plan (PIHP) under a capitated payment rate that implements the Medicaid State Plan, its amendments, and the waivers as detailed in the Scope of Work in Section 3 of this RFP.
June 02, 2014
Today, the Louisiana Senate confirmed three appointments of Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) employees to top level positions. Earlier this year, DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert appointed Jeff Reynolds as DHH undersecretary, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham as Interim Assistant Secretary for the Office of Behavioral Health and Mark Thomas as Interim Assistant Secretary for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
March 28, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health is issuing this RFI to determine the interest and capabilities of qualified provider organizations to operate up to 20 but not fewer than 4 contingency acute care adult beds during a declared emergency event.