The Medicaid program in Louisiana is preparing to cut payments to providers who run its managed care program. In Texas, only 31 percent of doctors take new Medicaid patients, a survey says.
New Orleans Times Picayune: Louisiana Officials Sketch Out Medicaid Payment Cuts
The Louisiana health agency late Friday afternoon detailed Medicaid payment cuts, expected as part of implementing the state operating budget that went into effect July 1, to a range of health care providers and the private insurers that run Bayou Health, the managed-care portion of the giant government insurance program for the poor. For most entities, the cuts range from 1.5 percent to 3.7 percent, though a handful of providers and services take a bigger hit, particularly ambulance services (Barrow, 7/6).