The Jindal administration is proposing far reaching changes to the way in which Medicaid operates in the state of Louisiana. For our clients, the change is long in coming. However, what the changes will entail is not yet clear or determined.
Louisiana DHH has issued a fact sheet and a white paper on the proposed changes. A link to the papers is included to your left. I encourage all readers to study these documents and send any comments or suggestions to DHH. I cannot think of anyone better equipped to guide our state government on Medicaid Health Services than Medicaid providers.
Also, Michelle Breaux Perry, Legislative Liason at Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals advises that an open meeting will be held to discuss these proposed changes. Please, please attend. It is our chance to be heard before decisions are made. Too many times we are taken by surprise when new mandates affecting our industry show up unannounced. Details of the meeting are as follows:
Event: LHF Medicaid Reform Advisory Group Meeting
Topic: Louisiana Health First Medicaid Reform Concept
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Poydras Building – 1st Floor Hearing Room
1702 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
If I am fortunate enough to have no surveys or other pressing matters, I plan on attending. My calandar is marked. What about yours?