Strategies for Integrating and Coordinating Care for Behavioral Health Populations: Case Studies of Four States. H. Impact of the Affordable Care Act


At the time of this report, Louisiana is not planning to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nonetheless, the stakeholders we spoke with were optimistic that Louisiana was making strides to develop the provider network and infrastructure needed to meet any increase in the demand for behavioral health services that might arise out of health care reforms. In particular, stakeholders noted that Magellan now serves as the central point of entry into behavioral health services, an arrangement that would help newly eligible beneficiaries or others seeking care to navigate services and locate providers, and that would help coordination of services for individuals receiving care.

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