2016 Progress Notes

June 28, 2016 Progress Notes
Messages from AAP: A Message from AAP CEO Dr. Karen Remley: Resolving to Protect Children from Gun Violence; AAP Backs New ACIP Recommendation on Influenza Vaccine; A Message from AAP CEO Dr. Karen Remley about Influenza Vaccine; New AAP Resource on Medicaid and Maternal Depression Screening | Medicaid/ Healthy Louisiana (formerly Bayou Health): Louisiana Department of Health to Terminate Alternatives Living from Medicaid Program; Fee for Service Provider Notices; MCO Provider Calls Weekly Format; Healthy Louisiana Informational Bulletins *New Posts*; Health Plan Advisories | Happy July Birthdays | Welcome New Members | SUDIA Recipe: Creamy Slow Cooker Butternut Oatmeal | Upcoming Events

June 8, 2016 Progress Notes
DHH Secretary Celebrates Declines in Teen Birth Rates | Memos to all VFC Providers – Hurricane Preparedness 2016 and Sanofi ActHIB vaccine | Medicaid/ Healthy Louisiana (formerly Bayou Health): Louisiana Receives Approval for Unique Strategy to Enroll SNAP Beneficiaries in Expanded Medicaid Coverage; FFS Provider Memo Posted – FFS Medicaid Pharmacy Counseling and Delivery Logs; MCO Provider Calls Moving to Weekly Format in May; Healthy Louisiana Informational Bulletins; Health Plan Advisories | Happy June Birthdays | Welcome New Members | SUDIA Recipe: Easy Cheesy Calzone | Upcoming Events

May 10, 2016 Progress Notes
Gov. Edwards and Dr. Rebekah Gee Begin the Healthy Louisiana Statewide Tour | DHH Releases State Health Assessment | Reminder and Recall Messaging | Availability of Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) Vaccine | Survey Seeks Feedback Of Louisiana’s Health Care Consumers | CDC’s Zika Virus Guidance for Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age | Dr. Vanchiere receives $1.78 Million NIH Grant | LA AAP Recognizes Passing of Chapter member Andrew Rinker, MD | Medicaid/Bayou Health: Attention all Providers receiving Electronic Remit Transactions (835); Important Information Concerning New Medicaid Requirements For Enrolling Ordering, Prescribing and Referring Providers; MCO Provider Calls Moving to Weekly Format in May; Bayou Health Informational Bulletins; Health Plan Advisories | Happy May Birthdays | Welcome New Members | SUDIA Recipe: Banana-Strawberry Licuado | Upcoming Events

April 5, 2016 Progress Notes
HPV Education Events- Baton Rouge & New Orleans  |  Call for Chapter Award Nominations  |  Mother’s Milk Bank Of Louisiana At Ochsner Baptist  |  AAP 2016 AAP Education Award Call for Nominations  |  Medicaid/Bayou Health: FFS Edits on elbasvir/grazoprevir (Zepatier®) for La. Medicaid Pharmacy Program, MCO Provider Calls to Continue Through April, Bayou Health Informational Bulletins, Health Plan Advisories  |  Happy April Birthdays  |  Welcome New Members  |  SUDIA Recipe:  Ricotta Pesto Crostini  |  Upcoming Events

March 16, 2016 Progress Notes
NOTICE- VFC Vaccines Shipments Temporarily Suspended | Assessing Your Needs Following Recent Flooding | “Zika Virus: What can we expect in 2016?” John Vanchiere, MD, PhD | Mothers’ Milk Bank Of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist | Call for Chapter Award Nominations | Medicaid/Bayou Health: MCO Provider Calls to Continue Through March; Bayou Health Informational Bulletins; Health Plan Advisories | SUDIA Recipe: Buttermilk Banana Bread Muffins | Upcoming Events

March 1, 2016 Progress Notes
Don’t Miss Out! AAP Legislative Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Next Week | Medicaid/Bayou Health: MCO Provider Calls to Continue Through March; Bayou Health Informational Bulletins- Informational Bulletin 16-4: Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Process for Nursing Home Placement/ Informational Bulletin 16-3: Billing for Behavioral Health Services for Non-CSoC Bayou Health Members/ Informational Bulletin 16-2: Claims Processing Edits for Provider Taxonomy (Revised February 25, 2016)/ Informational Bulletin 16-1: Billing for Rehabilitation Services; Health Plan Advisories- HPA 16-5: 2016 HCPCS Update for Professional Services, Laboratory, Radiology, ASC and Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedules/ HPA 16-4: New Hospice Rates Effective January 1, 2016/ HPA 16-3: Home Health: 2016 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Update/ HPA 16-2: 2016 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic, and Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Update/ HPA 16-1: Medicaid Coverage for Freestanding Birthing Centers | Happy March Birthdays | Welcome New Members | SUDIA Recipe: Cheesy BLT Pasta Salad | Upcoming Events

February 23, 2016 Progress Notes
AAP Statement on USPSTF Recommendation on Autism Screening | Update: Interim Guidelines for US Health Care Providers Caring for Infants & Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection | DHH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee to Appear on Louisiana Public Square, Discuss Medicaid Expansion | Medicaid/Bayou Health: Behavioral Health Recipient Provider Memo; MCO Provider Calls to Continue Through March; Bayou Health Informational Bulletins; Health Plan Advisories | SUDIA Recipe: Crème Brûlée | Upcoming Events

February 2, 2016 Progress Notes
Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported | 2016 Physician Guide for the Louisiana WIC Program | 2016 immunization schedules include several updates | Department of Health and Hospitals outlines $131 million in cuts to meet anticipated budget shortfall | PAR Releases Plan to Control State Spending | Legislative News: House Chairmanships Announced | Medicaid/Bayou Health: DHH and MCOs to Co-host Noon Provider Calls; Bayou Health Informational Bulletins ; Health Plan Advisories | Happy February Birthdays | Welcome New Members | SUDIA Recipe: Couscous with Tomatoes, Spinach and Two Cheeses | Upcoming Events

January 26, 2016 Progress Notes
Medicaid/Bayou Health:  FFS Edits on Xyrem® (Sodium Oxybate) for La. Medicaid Pharmacy Program; DHH and MCOs to Co-host Noon Provider Calls; Bayou Health Informational Bulletins; Health Plan Advisories  |  Sudia Recipe:  Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Yogurt Sauce  |  Upcoming Events: Red River Potpourri

January 19, 2016 Progress Notes
AAP Joins March of Dimes and ACOG in Commending Passage of Protecting Our Infants Act |  HealthyChildren.org Update for Health Care Professionals |  Medicaid/Bayou Health: Bayou Health Informational Bulletins; Health Plan Advisories |  Happy January Birthdays  |  Welcome New Members  |  SUIDA Recipe |  Upcoming Events

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