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  • 2 companies protest La Medicaid contract choices

    August 10, 2011 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies have protested Louisiana's choice of other companies to run managed care networks for $2.2 billion of the state's Medicaid program. Aetna Better Health and Coventry Health Care of Louisiana Inc. filed protests Monday, said Lisa Faust, spokeswoman for the Department of Health and... more »
  • 2 companies protest La Medicaid contract choices

    August 9, 2011 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two companies have protested Louisiana's choice of other companies to run managed care networks for $2.2 billion of the state's Medicaid program. Aetna Inc. says Aetna Better Health wants information submitted in contract proposals, and state Department of Health and Hospital records about the scoring,... more »
  • Bidding Process Slated for Louisiana Medicaid Business

    December 13, 2010 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration has decided to seek competitive proposals from health insurance companies that want to offer taxpayer-funded policies to about 830,000 Medicaid patients, mostly children. The change came after physicians, hospitals and other health-care providers objected to the initial plan, which allowed any company... 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 »
  • Medicaid rolls grow at higher rate

    October 16, 2009 12:16 PM

    More people than expected are enrolling in Medicaid in Louisiana, adding to an expected shortfall of funds in the government insurance program for the poor. That's according to state Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine, who told lawmakers on Thursday that 22,000 people signed up for program... more »

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