Medicaid

July 30, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has terminated Medicaid provider agreements with 13 Louisiana health care providers and medical supply companies after they came under indictment in a widespread Medicare fraud investigation launched by the federal government.
April 09, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Damion Cummins to the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.
April 08, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced today that Louisiana’s crackdown on Medicaid fraud is showing results for taxpayers.
December 21, 2009
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today announced appointments to the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC). The Committee will advise the Department on policies in the state’s Medicaid program, which provides health coverage to more than 1.2 million Louisiana adults and children for healthcare services from acute through long-term care.
December 18, 2009
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today announced that Louisiana’s Medicaid program received a $1.5 million performance bonus from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the program’s significant progress in enrolling children and improving access to health coverage for children through Medicaid and LaCHIP, or the Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program.
November 20, 2009
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Louisiana’s Medicaid program as a national best practice for its efforts to simplify and streamline the state’s Medicaid eligibility processes. Louisiana’s Medicaid program, which includes the Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP), also shows significantly lower error rates overall than the national average, according to reports released by CMS.
October 29, 2009
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) today announced a first-ever, aggressive fraud initiative designed to identify fraudulent providers of in-home services for people in Medicaid. This effort is part of a partnership with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. DHH will also work with the appropriate federal authorities.
October 01, 2009
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) today introduced Dr. Rodney Wise as Medical Director for the Louisiana Medicaid Program.
July 31, 2009
BATON ROUGE— Louisiana residents with chronic illness who are enrolled in Medicaid will soon have greater help managing their conditions, thanks to new program innovations the Department of Health and Hospitals is moving forward.