Behavioral Health

December 02, 2011
"This is a great opportunity for behavioral health care recipients and providers to learn more about the changes we are making to expand services and improve quality of care for Louisianians," said Secretary Greenstein. "The Behavioral Health Partnership is first and foremost about improving health outcomes in Louisiana. We know we must work together to make it a success. That begins by making sure people get answers to their questions and have a voice in implementing this partnership."
September 01, 2011
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that Magellan Health Services, Inc. is being recommended for the contract as the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) to operate the program that will provide behavioral health services to 100,000 adults and 50,000 children, including 2,500 with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders who are in, or at, imminent risk of out-of-home placement.
August 26, 2011
The prioritization of Louisiana‟s State planning activities within this block grant application is guided by the annual Department of Health and Hospitals Business Plan and the transformational goals identified by the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Many of the identified service gaps and needs are addressed by the dramatic systems change currently underway in Louisiana, whereby OBH becomes a purchaser of services through a Statewide Managed Care network rather than a provider.
August 19, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that four companies have submitted proposals to become the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) for the state's Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership and Coordinated System of Care (CSoC).
August 05, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health, issues this Request for Information (RFI) with the intent to determine the interest and capabilities of provider organizations to provide a 14-bed acute care psychiatric unit for both males and females in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area.
June 07, 2011
May 17, 2011
BATON ROUGE (May 17, 2011) - Free, confidential crisis counseling is available to Louisianians who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression as a result of the Mississippi River flooding. A toll-free 24-hour number, 866-310-7977, will connect residents in need to services in their community to help them through this difficult time.
May 06, 2011
The Department of Health and Hospitals is hosting seven weekly webinars discussing the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program. The webinars feature moderated discussion of CSoC operations, trainings, and a discussion of the services that will be provided to children and adults through CSoC. The webinars also feature local and national speakers giving presentations on provider issues, Medicaid requirements and other topics related to CSoC. CSoC is a collaborative between DHH, the Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Education and the Office of Juvenile Justice.
May 05, 2011
UPDATE: On May 2, 2011, DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein signed an order extending the Emergency Rule that adds "bath salts" the to Controlled Dangers Substances schedule, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute them in Louisiana.