On March 26 - 28, 2012 the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case (NFIB v. Sebelius and Florida v. HHS) challenging certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In its majority opinion, the Court ruled that Congress had exceeded its power by threatening to withhold existing federal Medicaid funding to states that did not comply with the requirements to expand their programs in compliance with PPACA. With this ruling, each Governor and legislature is faced with a decision regarding the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. While Louisiana has elected not to expand its Medicaid program, this report outlines previous analyses of the impact of an expansion in Louisiana, the considerations and assumptions included, updates to these assumptions and continuing uncertainties.
The Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) teleconference for providers interested in the new Medicaid Dental Benefit Management Program will occur every other week through the end of June.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that Managed Care of North America Dental (MCNA) is being recommended for the contract as the Dental Benefits Program Manager to provide dental services for 1.2 million Medicaid and LaCHIP enrollees.
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) reminds the public that it is hosting a series of public meetings next week to gather input about its proposal to transition people receiving long-term supports and services through the Medicaid program to a model of managed care.
The Department of Health and Hospitals is hosting a series of public meetings to gather input about its proposal to transition people receiving long supports and services through the Medicaid program to a model of managed care.
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is rescinding its November 2013 emergency rule for outpatient abortion facilities licensing standards. The notice of intent to finalize the rule scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow, Feb. 4, has been removed from the hearing’s agenda. The Department will reissue a revised rule and notice of intent at a later date. Once a new notice of intent has been filed, a new public hearing will be scheduled to receive public comments.