The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) requests Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget (JLCB) approval to exercise the extension options in the following Medicaid managed care contracts pursuant to R.S.39:1615(J):

  • Aetna Better Health, Inc.
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, Inc.
  • Community Care Health Plan of Louisiana, Inc. (dba Healthy Blue Louisiana)
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Inc.
  • United Healthcare of Louisiana, Inc.

These are three-year, statewide contracts between Medicaid and risk-bearing managed care organizations (Aetna Better Health, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, Healthy Blue Louisiana, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, and United Healthcare) to provide specified Medicaid benefits and services to eligible children and adults enrolled in Louisiana Medicaid. The current contracts, which were executed on February 1, 2015, expire on January 31, 2018. LDH is requesting approval to exercise the option to extend the contracts by 23 months until December 31, 2019 to avoid disruption to enrollees receiving benefits and services.

This site provides access to all related documentation to support LDH’s request of JLCB.