Paving the Way to a Healthier Louisiana

Louisiana Medicaid serves nearly 1.6 million Louisianans, approximately 35 percent of the state’s population. In 2012, Louisiana Medicaid initiated a managed care delivery model to provide better care and better health outcomes for Medicaid recipients. Today, managed care organizations (MCO) deliver healthcare services to more than 90 percent of all recipients. The MCO contracts provide specified Medicaid core benefits and services to children and adults enrolled in Louisiana Medicaid. The current contracts expire in December, 2019. As such, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) plans to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) in January 2019 for its Medicaid managed care contracts for services effective in January 2020.

LDH is committed to transforming its Medicaid managed care program to provide better care and better health for its enrollees. LDH plans to hold public forums across the state in March 2018 to present and receive input on its vision for the future and key design elements under consideration as it looks ahead to the next procurement cycle. This vision and key design elements under consideration are outlined in the white paper below. All meetings are open to the public


Public Forum Schedule



March 8, 6-8 p.m.

Children’s Hospital, Conference Center

210 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118

March 14, 6-8 p.m.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Main Auditorium

5000 Hennessy Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70805

March 15, 6-8 p.m.

Lafayette General Hospital,

Administrative Office

920 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA  70503

March 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Sherman Conference Center

1701 Oak Park Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601

March 22, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

WK Eye Institute North, 1st Floor Auditorium

2611 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA 71103

March 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Francis Medical Center, Conference Center

418 Jackson St, Monroe, LA 71201

March 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Rapides Foundation Building

1101 4th St, Alexandria, LA 71301

 April 5, 6 - 8 p.m.

Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Medical Office Building

Conference Room – 1st floor (near rear entrance)

1150 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458