ALEXANDRIA—The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is holding regional forums in June to discuss the proposed inclusion of pharmacy as a benefit of BAYOU HEALTH prepaid plans (Amerigroup, LaCare and Louisiana Healthcare Connections) and gather feedback on how the Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits Program should be restructured and enhanced.
At these forums, DHH Medicaid program leadership will give an overview of the planned transition of pharmacy into BAYOU HEALTH and strategies to improve Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits Management, and engage in an open dialogue with advocates and stakeholders to answer common questions and clear up any misunderstandings.
The forum for the Northwest Louisiana Region will take place from 1-3 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, June 20) at
Convention Hall, 915 3rd St., Alexandria, LA 71309
DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein and DHH Medicaid leadership have written a concept paper that addresses the pharmacy proposal. DHH has added a "Pharmacy" section to www.MakingMedicaidBetter.com, which will be updated frequently during this process. The public is advised to check here often to see the latest details. Visitors to the site also can review information about BAYOU HEALTH, subscribe to the newsletter for frequent email updates and submit questions or comments electronically. You can email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule of all forums taking place around the state is online.