Louisiana Medicaid or LaCHIP RecipientsBayou Health is the way most of Louisiana's Medicaid and LaCHIP recipients receive health care services. The State has contracted with five different Health Plans from which you can choose.
Bayou Health includes two types of Health Plans:
One type is the prepaid model, which includes primary care providers and specialists in network. See the brochures for the three Bayou Health prepaid plans:
The other type is the shared savings model, which includes only primary care providers in network. If you are in one of these Plans and need to see a specialist or other kind of doctor, you can see anyone who takes regular Medicaid. See the brochures for the two Bayou Health shared savings plans:
The Department of Health and Hospitals is working to improve the coverage provided by Medicaid and LaCHIP to: