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Comprehensive Person-Centered State Work Incentive Initiatives:

A Resource Center for Developing & Implementing Medicaid Buy In Programs
and
Related Employment Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities


Louisiana


I. Overview of a State’s Comprehensive Person-Centered Employment Initiatives

New - Download file of two summary charts
Chart contents:
State's Medicaid Buy-In Program Design Features
- Income Eligibility Criteria
- Resource Limits and Exclusions
- Cost Sharing - Minimum Income Level and Premium or Cost Share Methods
- Work Related Policies and Protections
State's SSI and Other Medicaid Income Standards for Adults with Disabilities

 

II. What’s New and Persons to Contact

The Louisiana legislature enacted legislation (Senate Bill 305 Act 207) which was signed by the Governor on June 5, 2003 for a Medicaid Buy-In program to begin January 1, 2004.

Persons to Contact
Elaine S. Richard
Medicaid Program Specialist
Louisiana Medicaid
P. O. Box 91288
745 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9288
Voice: 225/342-3159
Fax: 225/342-1656
E-mail: erichard@dhh.state.la.us

 

III. Program Development - Past and Present

  • Executive Branch Leadership, Cross Disability Coalition Leadership and Interagency Working Groups
  • Initial Planning, Information Gathering and Program and Fiscal Estimates

New -
Projected enrollment for the Medicaid Buy-In program to begin January 1, 2004 is as follows:
1,716 for first six months
2,580 for year 2
3,060 for year 3
3,312 for year 4
3,576 for year 5

Download the Legislative Fiscal Note on Medicaid Buy-In Law

 

IV. State Legislation - Adopted and Pending

The Louisiana legislature enacted legislation (Senate Bill 305 Act 207) which was signed by the Governor on June 5, 2003 for a Medicaid Buy-In program
Download a copy of Act 207 (.pdf)

Link to download copy from Lousisiana legislature site
http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/03RS/CVT2/OUT/0000KLQL.PDF

 

V. Current State Policies and Program Descriptions

  • State Policies: State Plans, Regulations and Waiver Requests to Federal Agencies - Pending and Adopted Programs
  • Ensuring Informed Choice and Person - Centered Programs: Benefits Counseling, Work Force Investment Act Implementation and Related Educational Services
  • Descriptions for Consumers and Staff Training Activities

 

VI. Program Data and Impact

  • Medicaid Buy-In Data
  • Consumer Surveys and Evaluation Studies

 

VII. Comprehensive Employment Initiatives


Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy and Center for Health Services Research and Policy at George Washington University

Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support provided by NIDRR of the US Department of Education through the RRTC on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy at the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa. (#H133B980042) 

Website created and maintained by the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa College of Law. The opinions and analyses set out in the articles on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the US Department of Education, George Washington University or the University of Iowa.