Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • University of New Orleans Launches Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management

    In response to New Orleans' expanding health care industry, the University of New Orleans is creating a bachelor of science degree program in heath care management at the College of Business Administration.   The new program was approved by th ...

  • New Law Lets Doctors Drop Insurance Model for Direct Pay

    Fed up with shrinking insurance reimbursements and the mounting financial and regulatory pressure to do more for patients with less money, primary care practices are looking for ways to stay viable. Rather than join the trend of independent doct ...

  • Jindal Warned About Medicaid Contract

    An anonymous whistleblower warned federal officials about problems “dangerously close” to fraud in connection with the state award of a lucrative, now-scrapped state Medicaid claims processing contract, according to recently released documents that t ...

  • Bayou Health Faces Changes, Queries From Legislators

    The state’s Medicaid privatization initiative is approaching its third birthday and the Jindal administration claims it’s resulting in taxpayer savings. But the administration has been unable to provide the numbers that would compare the costs o ...

  • Audit Reveals Medicaid Spending on Inmates

    The state wrongly paid $2.7 million for Medicaid health insurance for prisoners over a nearly two-year period, according to a legislative auditor’s report released Monday. The questionable spending occurred in the Jindal administration’s new pri ...

  • Interview With Dr. Garrison Bliss on DPC Model

    Watch the video interview here. The evolution of our healthcare system has forced primary care physicians, like many other specialties, to operate an insurance-centric business rather than practicing medicine. In order to sustain a practice, p ...

  • More Medicaid Woes on Horizon for LA

    For a second time in as many weeks, the Jindal administration could be facing problems with its Medicaid financing plans. The latest issue came to light Monday after the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fired a warning shot abo ...

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