LDH/ Medicaid

Louisiana Department of Health Promotes Opioid Refusal Form

Louisiana Department of Health Promotes Opioid Refusal Form

Baton Rouge, La. (October 4, 2018) – The Louisiana Department of Health recently released its Voluntary Non-Opioid Directive Form as a new tactic in the fight against opioid abuse. Those who sign the form pledge to refuse the offer or administration of opioid...

Louisiana Reports First Human West Nile Virus Cases for 2018

Louisiana Reports First Human West Nile Virus Cases for 2018

Baton Rouge, La. (July 18, 2018) – The Louisiana Department of Health today reported the first human cases of West Nile virus for this year. These initial cases are listed in this year’s first weekly Arboviral Report and shows six WNV infections, distributed as...

Health Department Responds to Most Recent Audit

Health Department Responds to Most Recent Audit

Health Department Responds to Most Recent Audit Baton Rouge, La. (July 30, 2018) – In its most recent audit of the Louisiana Department of Health and the Attorney General’s office about the Medicaid Fraud Fund, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor cited both agency’s...

Louisiana Medicaid Provider Update

Louisiana Medicaid Provider Update

Louisiana Medicaid has released the April 2018 Provider Update. Several topics that may be of interest to providers include: • FDA Warns Against Clarithromycin Use in Patients with Heart Disease • Opioids No Better than Non-Opioids for Pain-Related Function • ACP...

Message on Flu Season to Schools and Daycares

Message on Flu Season to Schools and Daycares

From: Louisiana Department of Health January 18, 2018 Re: Flu season We are writing to share an important update about the current flu season impacting our state. As you may already know, we are seeing widespread and early flu activity. In more severe seasons, the flu...

New program pays for some employer-sponsored health insurance

New program pays for some employer-sponsored health insurance

Some workers with Medicaid may now find it affordable to join their employer-based plan Baton Rouge, La. (May 10, 2017) – Some Louisiana residents who are employed but currently receive their health care coverage under Medicaid may now be eligible for a program that...

Medicaid Monthly Financial Report-April 2017

Medicaid Monthly Financial Report-April 2017

The attached report shows the Louisiana Department of Health and the Medicaid program continue to project a surplus for the fiscal year. As of March 31, 2017, the anticipated surplus is $25.74 million in State General Funds. This memo provides a glance at Medicaid...

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