September 14, 2017

LAMMICO, the leading medical professional liability insurance company in Louisiana, announces the launch of a new on-demand risk management resource for its policyholders and qualifying practice managers called “Practice Solutions.”

For more than 35 years, policyholders have trusted LAMMICO’s comprehensive, customized approach to risk management. This new online hub is the insurance carrier’s new one-stop collection of resources and services for their policyholders to be used to mitigate malpractice risk and other risks, and to help make the business of medicine more manageable.

September 15, 2017

State Medicaid agencies are required to suspend payments for healthcare items and services when there is a credible allegation of fraud against the provider, unless "good cause" exists not to suspend payment.

Using payment suspensions, when appropriate, is important to protect Medicaid funds. Payment suspensions, based on credible allegations of fraud, can swiftly stop the flow of Medicaid dollars to providers defrauding Medicaid. A payment suspension can remain in place throughout the law enforcement investigation, and potential prosecution of the healthcare fraud case.

September 15, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana – the largest insurer in the state – and Ochsner Health System – a nationally ranked, global healthcare destination – has announced a unique partnership. Together, the two organizations are working together to identify solutions to help remedy rising healthcare costs, increase access to healthcare options, and address quality issues for individuals and businesses in Louisiana.

September 15, 2017

Pennington Biomedical is conducting the TIGER Kids research study, looking at ways to improve the overall health of future generations.

The study will evaluate ways to reduce sedentary behavior (help kids move more and sit less), encourage healthy eating, and assess other factors that may influence body image, stress, and mood.

Participants can earn up to $100 for study completion.

To become a TIGER Kid, participants should be between 10 and 16 years of age; not be on a restrictive diet; and be able to visit Pennington Biomedical three times over a two-year period.

September 15, 2017

BINGO! That’s what the winners at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital’s Black Tie Bingo will be shouting before they take home some amazing prizes at this year’s inaugural event. All attendees at this fundraiser will make a difference in the lives of kids across Louisiana by helping to build the new, freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, set to open in 2019.