Louisiana nursing homes

September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Louisiana ranks high for institutional care; Revenue Secretary has concerns about tax amnesty program; “Drive-by” doctoring contributing to the high cost of health care; and Long-term unemployed continue to struggle
June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Audit: Louisiana nursing homes are really terrible; New Louisiana VA patients have long wait times; State officials take new steps on driver’s license fees; LA Times: Las Vegas tries to tackle health disparities; IRS seeking VITA partners and volunteers; and Headline of the Day. $3 million – The average annual Medicaid payment to nursing facilities in Louisiana between 2011 and 2013, despite the facilities’ high rates of bed sores, high rates of physical restraint and low levels of nursing staff. (Source: Louisiana Legislative Auditor)
February 21, 2014

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

New legislation would cap payday loan interest; Nola.com not happy with raid on nursing home trust fund; Louisiana ranked among 10 most miserable states; Karamoko: BCBS motives questionable; and Closure of youth detention center kept secret to keep employees from quitting.  300,000 — The number of Louisiana children whose parents would be positively affected by an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. (Source: LBP)
November 8, 2013

Friday, Nov. 8

Nursing homes give millions in campaign cash, benefit from state politics; State cuts funds to levee authority that sued oil and gas companies; Louisiana students score poorly in national test; Louisiana ranks among least competitive for health insurers; and Louisiana ranks 48th on “Opportunity Index”. $23 million – The amount of state funding to nursing homes for empty beds in 2010 (Source: Nola.com I WVUE)