Tag Archives: Louisiana

  • Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Safe, stable, and affordable housing can reduce health disparities, improve long-term outcomes, and reduce costs. This session highlights practical strategies for working across state agencies to address health through housing. Officials from Louisiana, Oregon, and Texas — three states participating in NASHP’s Health and Housing Institute — […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Population Health
  • Lessons from Rhode Island: How to Effectively Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Improve Public Health

    When Rhode Island health policymakers read the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2010 report, they realized their children’s generation could face a shorter life expectancy than their own unless they changed their approach to public health. In response, Department of Health officials doubled down on their commitment to address health disparities […]

  • Learn How States Can Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Promote Public Health

    As federal officials hint at overwhelming changes in how state health programs will be funded in the future, policymakers are strategizing how to reconfigure their programs to take advantage of the promised brave new world of flexibility and realigned funding. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), the de Beaumont Foundation, and the Association […]

    December 12, 2017 | Filed under: Community Health, Front Page, Landing Page, Publications
  • Virologic Suppression occurs when the amount of HIV in the blood is lowered to below 200 copies per milliliter or undetectable levels.PLWH are more likely to achieve and maintain virologic suppression when they have access to high-quality, coordinated and comprehensive care, antiretroviral therapy, and support services. A substantial body of research shows that virally-suppressed people […]

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014: This webinar features an overview of state opportunities to identify and use data from a variety of sources to examine subpopulations, identify needs, and target interventions to address the needs of distinct populations. The webinar also features a discussion among three states that have taken innovative approaches to using data to drive meaningful changes in health outcomes for various subpopulations with critical needs.

  • 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, […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Louisiana
  • The eight states participating in the Maximizing Enrollment program aimed to simplify and streamline enrollment and renewal policies, systems and processes for Medicaid and CHIP and prepare for ACA implementation.  These state profiles offer a snapshot of the states’ work within the program by highlighting the following: Where states started; Major Simplifications Implemented as a […]

    January 14, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment
  • 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 […]

    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, […]

    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Louisiana
  • Under Bayou Health, a Medicaid managed care program implemented in early 2012, Louisiana is implementing two new managed care models: A prepaid risk bearing managed care organizations model, and A coordinated care network with a shared savings model (CCN-S) The coordinated care network with a shared savings model meets NASHPs set of three core characteristics […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Louisiana