Bruce Greenstein http://wwno.org en All About Efficiency: DHH Secretary On The Latest Round of Healthcare Cuts http://wwno.org/post/all-about-efficiency-dhh-secretary-latest-round-healthcare-cuts Almost $83 million in cuts to healthcare programs and services <a href="http://www.wrkf.org/post/medicaid-cuts-take-effect-friday">went into effect Friday</a> to shore up a mid-year deficit in the state budget. These are separate from a previous round of cuts made in July.<img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/BruceGreensteinHR.JPG" alt="" /><p>The latest round of reductions includes cuts to services for at-risk children and low-income moms, as well as a one percent drop in the rate paid to hospitals and physicians for non-primary Medicaid services.&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/02/020713_GreensteinHealthcareCuts_AW2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:49:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 28804 at http://wwno.org Groups unsure about state drug plan changes http://wwno.org/post/groups-unsure-about-state-drug-plan-changes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s health agency must save $56 million on drugs for Medicaid patients to help balance the state budget, but doesn&#39;t yet have a final plan for doing that.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A top aide to health Secretary Bruce Greenstein say the changes will take effect Oct. 1, and emergency rules will be published in September.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:14:47 +0000 The Associated Press 17703 at http://wwno.org State health secretary says cuts expected by Friday http://wwno.org/post/state-health-secretary-says-cuts-expected-friday <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein says he expects to announce by Friday how he&#39;ll divvy up $859 million in cuts to Louisiana&#39;s Medicaid program.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The cut is tied to a congressional reduction in Louisiana&#39;s federal Medicaid financing rate.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:58:07 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 15516 at http://wwno.org