Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
DHH Issues Request For Information for Disease Management Services

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is seeking information regarding vendors that are capable of providing full Disease Management services to a targeted high need, high cost population to assist Louisiana in improving outcomes and reducing costs for Medicaid recipients with chronic diseases.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Bayou Health Request for Proposals Posted Today

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Louisiana's Medicaid managed care program called Bayou Health was made available on the Louisiana Procurement and Contract Network site today.

Friday, July 25, 2014
DHH Reports State’s First West Nile Virus Death

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reporting the state’s first West Nile virus death of 2014. The death occurred in Caddo Parish. This week, DHH is confirming six new cases of West Nile virus, including the one death, bringing this year's total number of cases to nine. This week's new infections include four cases of neuroinvasive disease, with two cases in Caddo Parish, one case in East Baton Rouge Parish and one case in St. Tammany Parish. The state has one new case of West Nile fever in Caddo and one new asymptomatic case in Livingston Parish. In addition to these new cases, a previously reported asymptomatic case in Livingston Parish has been upgraded to West Nile fever.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
State Improving Bayou Health in Next Round of Contracts

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced plans for substantial improvements today to the State's Medicaid managed care program called Bayou Health. The anticipated changes will improve budget predictability, provide greater opportunity and incentives for managed care organizations (MCOs) to improve recipient health outcomes, add benefits for Bayou Health recipients, and will streamline coordination between Bayou Health and the State's behavioral health managed care program. These changes will be outlined in new program rules and contracts, anticipated to begin on February 1, 2015.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Is Your Child Fully Prepared to Head to School?

The new school year is approaching, is your child ready? Preparation isn't limited to getting uniforms and school supplies. Every child should be protected before heading to the classroom and that means being certain they are up-to-date on their childhood vaccinations. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reminds parents that ensuring children have received their necessary vaccinations is not only important, it's the law.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
DHH Reports 2014’s First Human Cases of West Nile Virus

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014. The three cases were recently confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning these individuals did not know they were infected, and only found out while donating blood or having blood work.