Louisiana Medicaid

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Definitions of Medicaid in Louisiana

Medicaid in Louisiana*

"Louisiana's Medicaid Program provides a complete package of medical coverage for those who qualify. However, it is not designed to help everyone with every medical expense....

The Medicaid Program works like other insurance coverage in many ways. Louisiana Medicaid pays health care providers directly for covered services, after all other medical insurances, including Medicare, have paid. Certified recipients who pay for medical expenses themselves may be reimbursed by Medicaid. "
*source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals , Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Children's Medicaid in Louisiana

See the section on this page Health Programs for Children: CHIP: Louisiana

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Medicaid in Louisiana: How It Works; An Introduction to Louisiana Medicaid; What is Louisiana Medicaid?

  • web page:
    About Medicaid

    source:Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
    languages: English
    from the web page:
    "...Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, approximately 1.2 million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19...."
    • also from Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals:
      web page:
      Frequently Asked Questions
      languages: English
      from the web page:
      "...Select the appropriate category... "

  • web page:

    source:Louisiana Medicaid Provider Support Center
    languages: English
    2 pgs; from the web page:
    "...Here in Louisiana, the Medicaid Program is aided in its efforts to provide quality health care by Molina Medicaid Solutions. In its role as the Louisiana Medicaid Fiscal Intermediary, Molina maintains a computerized claims processing system, with an extensive system of edits and audits..."
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Louisiana Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in Louisiana, Requirements


Louisiana Medicaid Citizenship Requirements

When you apply for Louisiana Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state. You will be required to confirm that you are a US citizen, or, that you are an alien in a satisfactory immigration status. Be prepared to prove your status with documentation.


Applying for Louisiana Medicaid


Louisiana Medicaid Offices


Louisiana Medicaid Health Plans, HMO, Louisiana Primary Care Physicians


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: Louisiana CHIP, SCHIP:


What is Medicaid for children in Louisiana?

Children's Medicaid in Louisiana: LaCHIP

LaCHIP is a health insurance program designed to bring quality health care to currently uninsured children and youth up to the age of 19 in Louisiana. Children can qualify for coverage under LaCHIP using higher income standards than traditional Medicaid...

LaCHIP provides health care coverage for the children of Louisiana's working families with moderate and low incomes. Children must be under age 19 and not covered by health insurance. Family income cannot be more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level (about $3,675 monthly for a family of four) for the no-cost LaCHIP program."
*source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals , Baton Rouge, LA 70802

What is CHIP?

"Originally created in 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children in families who earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage. States have considerable flexibility to establish income eligibility rules for CHIP, but children enrolling in the program must be otherwise uninsured."
source: InsureKidsNow.gov - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. , Washington, DC

Louisiana Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


Louisiana Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


Other Health Coverage Options in Louisiana


Louisiana Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health Care


Louisiana Medicare / Medicaid Dual Eligibles - Louisiana Medicare Savings Programs


Louisiana Medicaid Waiver Programs

Medicaid Community Waivers in Louisiana

"A Medicaid Waiver is money that can pay for services for people with developmental disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community. Both children and adults can be supported by Medicaid Waiver services.

Medicaid usually pays for doctor appointments, hospital expenses, medicine, therapy, and some adaptive equipment. The Medicaid Waiver allows for Medicaid to be used to pay for additional services. The state writes a plan that tells what kind of services will be provided under their Medicaid Waiver program. The federal government has to approve the Medicaid Waiver plan. The Medicaid Waiver dollars are part state and part federal money. "
*source: Unlock The Waiting Lists! Campaign , Atlanta, GA 30303

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