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Legislative audit finds LDH not keeping track of accurate Medicaid payments
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:34:12 GMT
A state audit finds that the Louisiana Department of Health is not calculating Medicaid rates for nursing facilities accurately. Louisiana Legislative Office Director of Performance Audits Karen LeBlanc says they discovered 19.7 million dollars the state could have saved this past year was spent on patients not covered by Medicaid.
DOTD: High Rise could reopen as early as this afternoon
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:33:47 GMT
Emergency temporary repairs to support the three affected girders damaged in a tire fire under the High Rise are progressing, and will be followed by another inspection, according to DOTD. DOTD said it was necessary to install temporary shoring due to the amount of commuters on the bridge.
Lawsuit over decades of illegal arrests faces roadblock
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:31:39 GMT
A federal investigation revealed that authorities in a rural Louisiana parish routinely used illegal "investigative holds" to arrest hundreds of people for questioning and secretly keep them jailed for days without criminal charges. But a federal judge's ruling could preclude most of these people from getting any class-action compensation for their ordeals.
Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:49 GMT
A study released Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 predicts that summer thunders... . FILE - In this Wednesday, May 5, 2010 photo, downtown businesses are reflected in floodwaters from the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tenn.
Edwards to issue emergency Medicaid deals to cover 90% of patients
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:38 GMT
Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to sidestep lawmakers to enact $15 billion in Medicaid contracts after House Republicans voted twice to block deals to provide services to 1.5 million people. The Democratic governor plans to enact 23-month "emergency contracts" that will keep five managed-care companies overseeing services for 90 percent of Louisiana's Medicaid patients.
Times publisher Bailey Dabney announces resignation
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:26:11 GMT
Dabney, 52, joined the staff in the summer of 2016 when Piedmont Media LLC purchased the Fauquier Times and associated publications from Virginia News Group.
Vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a healthful Thanksgiving surprise
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:21:40 GMT
Merced >> Candied sweet potatoes - dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans - or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table. These rich dishes belie the true nature of sweet potatoes, which are nutrient packed, low-glycemic root vegetables that can be a part of a healthy diet year round.