Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • 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 ...

  • Audit: Health Education Center Running in the Red

    A Bossier City nonprofit that exposes middle and high school students to health ca­reers has borrowed money to stay afloat in the past three years. The North Louisiana Area Health Education Center ended its 2013 budget year $305,250 in the red, ...

  • Louisiana House Republicans Ask Sens. Landrieu and Vitter to Block Obama's Choice For Health Secretary

    Louisiana's five House Republicans Tuesday urged Louisiana's two senators to put a hold on President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services until "she agrees to provide equitable treatment" under the Affordable Car ...

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