Louisiana

Tuesday, June 27, 2:30-3:30 pm ET View the webinar Download the webinar slides State leaders know that low-income and vulnerable populations often need services and supports outside the scope of a single state agency—or a single funding stream—to live healthy lives. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this NASHP webinar will profile Louisiana’s […]

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  • Publications

    State health policymakers know that improving health and controlling costs sometimes requires investment outside the bounds of medical care. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this brief explores Louisiana’s permanent supportive housing program. The program, administered jointly by the state’s Medicaid agency and housing authority, is a cross-agency partnership that braids funding to […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The American Health Care Act, which proposes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would dismantle the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). States received over $625 million from the PPHF in fiscal year 2016,[i] and stand to lose more than $3 billion over five years if it is repealed.[ii] The bill would […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Stark health disparities make it difficult to move the needle on health outcomes and costs and reflect the fact that states face a variety of political and resource constraints when it comes to implementing health equity initiatives. Minority groups disproportionately bear the burden of disease. The CDC reports that when compared with white adults, African […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Nearly one in five Americans has some type of diagnosable mental health disorder. With these disorders costing $201 billion in 2013, behavioral health is a critical issue for state health policymakers. Children, including very young children, can experience mental health problems, and addressing these issues early can improve outcomes and lessen costs. Approximately 15 percent […]

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  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • Act 243 of the 2007 Regular Legislative Session, known as the Health Care Reform Act of 2007, directed the state to develop and implement a medical home system of care called Louisiana Health First. The law further stipulated that the medical home system incorporate health information technology (HIT) and quality measures to increase access, improve quality, […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Louisiana
  • In Louisiana:   Medicaid services are delivered primarily through a primary care case management (PCCM) program called Bayou Health, which enrolls beneficiaries into one of five managed care Health Plans. Each of the five Health Plans that have contracts with Bayou Health to provide Medicaid services are accountable to the Louisiana Department of Health and […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Louisiana
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Louisiana 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Louisiana 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Louisiana 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Louisiana Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Louisiana NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Louisiana operates a combination CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Louisiana