Minden Press-Herald

Apr 19th

Medicaid options on the horizon

Many state Medicaid and Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) participants will soon have new options to help manage their own healthcare. Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein hopes the new Bayou Health (BH) program will set a standard for other states to follow.

"Louisiana is one of the last states with a large Medicaid population to implement Medicaid managed care," Greenstein wrote in a December 12 newsletter. "We have built (BH) to be the standard-bearer of how to do it right."

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