For the last 10 years, our office has provided outpatient counseling to children, adolescents, and adults with Medicaid. Unfortunately, recent changes in legislative policy and requirements for Medicaid providers have made this extremely difficult. After careful consideration, our office has decided to no longer accept Medicaid patients.
The decision to no longer accept individuals with Medicaid is in direct response to the current audit being conducted by each of the five Medicaid plans. The Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office has discovered a mismanagement of federal funds that was previously allocated to Medicaid.
The consequence of this legislative audit has forced both medical and mental health providers to repay a significant portion of funds received over the last 4 years. Medicaid has referred to this process as a "recoup" of payments.
Given Medicaid's unwillingness to work with our office and aggressive approach in demanding a "recoup" of payments from 2016 to the present, our office has decided to terminate our contract with Medicaid.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have for you and your family.
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