Louisiana Medicaid Balancing Incentive Program


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“Since 2001, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has been engaged in focused, comprehensive system transformation of the long-term care system. These reform efforts have included stakeholder input at all levels and have resulted in changes in laws and regulations, service delivery, and funding priorities. In transforming the long-term care system, the state has committed to rebalancing the service system in order to provide choice between institutional and home and community-based services. The State has been working toward rebalancing its long-term care system by eliminating barriers that prevent or restrict the flexible use of Medicaid funds, increasing the ability of the Medicaid program to assure continued provision of services to people who transition from institutions by consistently increasing funding and slot allocation, improving service menus and rate structures to meet needs, and by ensuring procedures are in place for quality assurance and continuous improvement in services by consolidating licensing authority and improving IT systems tracking critical incidents.”

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Department of Health and Hospitals
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