OPEN MINDS Releases Updated Suite Of Louisiana Medicaid Market Intelligence Resources

OPEN MINDS Releases Updated Suite Of Louisiana Medicaid Market Intelligence Resources

Gettysburg, Pa, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OPEN MINDS has released an updated suite of Medicaid market intelligence resources on the state of Louisiana. The resources include analysis of the Louisiana’s Medicaid system, Medicaid managed care vendor contracts, and additional state-specific information.

The state of Louisiana calls its Medicaid managed care program Healthy Louisiana. Five health plans deliver physical health and behavioral health benefits to most populations, including families and children, Medicaid expansion adults, and aged and disabled adults. All health plans are available statewide and individuals have a choice of health plan.

Contracts for the five health plans are available for download:

  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • AmeriHealth Caritas – PerformCare
  • Healthy Blue
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections – Cenpatico
  • UnitedHealthcare of LA, Inc. – Optum

The Louisiana Medicaid Managed Care Contracts are available now for all Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. Individual contracts may be purchased in the OPEN MINDS shop for $1,500 each.

Additionally, the OPEN MINDS team has four in-depth profiles of the Louisiana state health system:

  • Louisiana Health Care System Landscape: An OPEN MINDS State Profile, which provides information on each state’s largest health plans, Medicaid expansion policy, health insurance marketplace plans, demographics, population health insurance coverage by payer, and more.
  • Louisiana Medicaid System: An OPEN MINDS State Profile, which provides a detailed exploration of each state’s Medicaid financing system, including a review of the managed care financing systems, largest health plans by enrollment, key players in the state Medicaid department, and plans for future system changes and contract reprocurements.
  • Louisiana Behavioral Health System State Profile Report, which provides a comprehensive listing of behavioral health benefits in the state, care coordination programs related to behavioral health, and behavioral health subcontractors for health plans.
  • Louisiana Medicaid/Medicare Dual Eligible System: An OPEN MINDS State Profile, which provides an overview of each state’s dual eligible financing system, as well as the largest Medicare health plans serving dual eligibles and details on new initiatives involving the dual eligible population.

The Louisiana suite of state profiles is now available now for the Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. In addition, the OPEN MINDS team has a wealth of additional Louisiana-specific resources. A monthly OPEN MINDS market intelligence update is available to all health and human services executives. To sign up, OPEN MINDS Circle members should set their email preferences under the My Account Settings.

All of these resources, and more, are available as part of an OPEN MINDS Circle Elite membership. Membership includes unlimited organizational access to all OPEN MINDS content and databases, plus executive education events, and other exclusive Elite member benefits. Learn more about becoming an Elite OPEN MINDS Circle member online at


OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

Sarah C. Threnhauser

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