Important Notice for NOW and CCW Waiver Recipients

As you may know, there are new federal rules in place about paying your workers “time and a half” for work above 40 hours a week. Some of you have probably gotten letters from the Department of Health and Hospitals to explain these changes to you. Advocacy Center of Louisiana attorneys are following this issue and are available to help.

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State to Integrate Behavioral Health Services into Bayou Health

On December 1, 2015, Medicaid-funded behavioral health services will be transitioned to Bayou Heath. This means that most people who need these services will access them via a Bayou Health plan. Magellan, the current behavioral health services contractor, will only provide services to children in the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC). CSoC children have significant mental health issues and are at risk of institutionalization. They receive additional services including family supports and wrap around services to help them to stay at home with their families.

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