Medicaid

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.
June 29, 2009
BATON ROUGE—The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will close its Medicaid Office in Allen Parish when the lease expires in July 2009. All Medicaid staff currently at the office will be placed in local public agencies or use a telecommuting program to process applications. The office closure is expected to have little impact on Medicaid applicants and enrollees in the area, as the overwhelming majority of interaction with the public is by phone, by mail, or through outreach and out stationing.
March 27, 2009
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Provides $15 Million to Help Maximize Eligible Children’s Enrollment
March 23, 2009
BATON ROUGE - In Louisiana, more than 546,000 adults and almost 64,000 children have no health insurance. As working families struggle to provide more with less for their families, including health care coverage, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is continuing its outreach efforts this week to help thousands in the state gain access to affordable health care.
March 05, 2009
BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program is joining the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Saturday, March 7, to host a National Day of Service with outreach and enrollment events planned across the state.
August 08, 2008
The Department of Health and Hospitals is sponsoring an extensive outreach campaign throughout the months of August and September as part of its annual Back-to-School enrollment drive. Statewide efforts will focus on informing the public about the availability of public health coverage for uninsured children through the Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP), the LaCHIP Affordable Plan and other Medicaid programs.
July 15, 2008
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine announced today the appointment of a Medicaid Reform Committee that will help guide the agency in creating a reformed, patient-centered Medicaid system in the state of Louisiana. The Health Care Reform Act of 2007 (SB1) calls on DHH to implement a medical home system of care that will incorporate the use of health information technology and quality measures to create a safe, patient centered, quality driven, sustainable health care system for Medicaid recipients and low-income uninsured citizens. The Medicaid Reform Committee will counsel the agency as it moves to implement this patient-centered model of care, called “Louisiana Health First.”
June 05, 2008
At an event with the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana in Monroe today, Governor Bobby Jindal was joined by Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine to announce that DHH has surpassed its enrollment goals for the year and enrolled an additional 11,000 Louisiana children from lower-income and working families into health insurance programs since January.
March 26, 2008
Baton Rouge – A new electronic system for the prescribing of medications being launched in April will provide Medicaid physicians in Louisiana access to cutting-edge technology to provide safe an efficient prescribing services as well as help drive down medication costs. Perhaps most importantly, this new program will increase the quality of the Medicaid prescription drug program.
March 03, 2008
Baton Rouge – The Department of Health and Hospitals is alerting Medicaid recipients to be on the lookout for people posing as Medicaid workers in a scam to steal personal information. Instances of this type of fraud, in which elderly citizens are frequently the target, are being reported in at least nine parishes.