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  • More Details Emerge on UMC, LGMC Partnership

    January 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    Cuts were announced a year ago at University Medical Center. Because of those budget cuts, UMC was set to lose 22-point-five-million-dollars and 173 jobs. In December, Lafayette General Medical Center stepped in announcing a partnership to avoid those cuts. Thursday, a healthcare panel answered questions from the House... more »
  • 'Medicaid Misery' bus tour of La hospitals

    September 24, 2012 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - People from community groups and professional associations took a bus tour of five hospitals from New Orleans to Pineville affected by hundreds of millions of dollars in state budget cuts. The Advocate reports that former patient Deborah Hughes of Baton Rouge told the group that... more »
  • Federal funding program nets $83M for hospitals

    March 30, 2011 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Twenty-seven private hospitals will share in $83 million as the state continues to tap into and expand its use of a federal funding program available through the Medicaid program. Federal officials agreed to let Louisiana use the financing option in November. The program involves collaboration... more »
  • DHH Announces Budget Cuts

    October 22, 2010 4:16 PM

    From DHH: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced mid-year reductions in department spending of state general funds, and proposed utilization of other means of financing, in order to save $20.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. DHH's savings are part of an overall mid-year reduction... more »
  • LA Slashing Funding From Colleges & Charity Hospitals To Balance Budget

    May 27, 2010 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House's budget panel has ended its delay of the state's budget bill, agreeing to slash funding from colleges and charity hospitals to make the numbers work without using cash that is part of a dispute with the Senate. The center of the disagreement between... more »
  • Billing Problems At 3 LSU-Operated Hospitals

    April 6, 2010 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative auditor's report issued Monday found medical billing problems at three LSU-operated hospitals. The Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, University Medical Center at Lafayette and Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center at Independence "failed to adequately bill and record certain hospital professional services"... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    January 6, 2010 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced earlier this week that the H1N1 flu vaccine is now available to anyone in the general public. Interested residents should call their provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, and can view public providers of the vaccine... more »
  • DHH: H1N1 vaccine arriving daily

    November 30, 2009 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 146,061 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. As the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be... more »
  • Louisiana Medicaid Recognized

    November 20, 2009 10:26 AM

    Louisiana Medicaid Recognized as a National Best Practice for Administrative Efficiency Despite one of lowest administrative costs in nation and 15 percent reduction in eligibility staff, Louisiana Medicaid shows significantly lower error rates, keeps nearly 100 percent of qualified kids on rolls BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Department of Health... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    November 16, 2009 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    October 20, 2009 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., today held a press briefing to update influenza activity in Louisiana as well as the state's H1N1 vaccination campaign. Dr. Guidry emphasized that as the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their... more »

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