privatization http://wwno.org en DHH Wants More Medicaid Privatization, Stakeholders Hesitant http://wwno.org/post/dhh-wants-more-medicaid-privatization-stakeholders-hesitant <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/11/110513_ManagedCare_AWFeature.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The state <a href="http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/">Department of Health and Hospitals</a> is taking preliminary steps to further privatize Medicaid in Louisiana. In August, DHH released <a href="http://www.laddc.org/news/LaDDCNews8-30-2013.pdf">a concept paper</a> about reforms to long-term care for the developmentally disabled and low-income elderly.<p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:48:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 47198 at http://wwno.org Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private http://wwno.org/post/safety-net-hospitals-shreveport-and-monroe-go-private <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="BRF president Dr. John George and its board chairman Steve Skirvanos, stand at the podium to reveal the name of the newly privatized hospital at a ceremony Tuesday." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/University_Health.JPG" alt="" /><p>Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct.&#160;1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:39:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 45108 at http://wwno.org Centers for developmentally disabled approved for privatization http://wwno.org/post/centers-developmentally-disabled-approved-privatization <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 department has received approval to hire private companies to run state facilities in Hammond and Bossier City that care for the developmentally disabled.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Civil Service Commission agreed to the plans Wednesday without objection.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:38:40 +0000 The Associated Press 16999 at http://wwno.org Civil service panel approves state insurance contractor http://wwno.org/post/civil-service-panel-approves-state-insurance-contractor <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Civil Service Commission has narrowly agreed to a Jindal administration plan to hire a private company to manage a state employee health insurance plan.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:11:01 +0000 The Associated Press 16932 at http://wwno.org