Office of the Secretary

January 13, 2012
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has reached a settlement in a class action brought by Medicaid beneficiaries of the Long-Term Personal Care Services (LT-PCS) Program.
December 12, 2011
Today, DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced that all five Health Plans contracted to manage care under the BAYOU HEALTH program have passed their operational and systems readiness review, and each has been certified as having an adequate provider network in the first region of the state to roll out BAYOU HEALTH.
September 22, 2011
DHH’s 2012 business plan, “Leading Transformation: Our FY 2012 Priorities for a Healthier Louisiana.” The plan, developed over the course of several months, outlines the Department’s priorities for fiscal year 2012 and sets out detailed goals and deliverables to meet each of the those goals.
September 20, 2011
For the second consecutive year, Louisiana scored a perfect 100 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) evaluation of the state's public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Louisiana and seven other states scored 100 two years in a row. Louisiana's public health laboratories also received exemplary marks. The CDC's "Public Health Preparedness: 2011 State-by-State Update on Laboratory Capabilities and Response Readiness Planning" report released today evaluates the state over a three-year period, from 2007-2010.
August 19, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) are working with local officials in Washington and St. Tammany parishes to conduct a new round of precautionary testing of a sample of private water wells along the Pearl River. Temple Inland agreed to support the state’s request to begin precautionary testing earlier today.