The Louisiana Department of Health announced Mon., Aug. 5 that it has selected Humana to negotiate a contract with the state to participate in its Medicaid Managed Care program to provide coverage to eligible children and adults across the state beginning in January 2020. 

“Humana has a long history in Louisiana of ensuring high-quality care, health and well-being for families, seniors, employers and our military servicemen and women,” said Humana Medicaid President John Barger, “and we’re excited and honored to have been chosen by the state to serve Louisiana’s Medicaid Managed Care recipients starting next year.

“We believe we can help enhance coverage provided through the Medicaid program,” Barger said, “leveraging our innovative and integrated health delivery platform; longstanding community presence; strong provider partnerships; and unique commitment to population health.”

“We’re looking forward to expanding our reach in the community to serve this important population,” said Tony Mollica, Humana’s Louisiana-based Medicaid leader, “and partnering with the state of Louisiana to improve health outcomes across the state.”

Medicaid managed care plans for Louisiana’s statewide program were chosen through a competitive bid process.

The program is scheduled to begin enrolling eligible Louisianans in January 2020 and the statewide program is expected to provide health care to approximately 1.3 million Medicaid enrollees. The statewide contract term is set to last through 2022, with the potential for an additional two-year contract extension.

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