Not later than June 30, 2013, all Bayou Health Prepaid Plans will accept a standard single page prior authorization form for outpatient pharmacy services.
Important information regarding Medicaid Provider Enrollment.
On November 29, 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) issued a Request For Information (RFI) seeking creative, innovative and viable strategies that would assist Louisiana with restructuring the organization and delivery of Medicaid services to individuals receiving Medicaid-funded Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS).
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced plans to reform the Medicaid Hospice Program, with a focus on providing services in the community. The department has secured bridge funding from existing grants to continue the current hospice program, which was set to end on Feb. 1, until the reformed program can be implemented later this spring. Previous Administration decisions regarding the Medicaid budget will still remain intact. The savings will still be realized from the original reduction, with Hospice services continuing through this existing funding stream.
In June, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced plans to implement coordinated care for Medicaid dental benefits. After months of dialogue with dental stakeholders about how best to coordinate this aspect of Medicaid recipients’ care, DHH has finalized its dental reform concept, which contains many improvements based on this valuable feedback, and issued a Request for Proposals last week for the Medicaid Dental Benefit Program.