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Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) publicizes the discharge of its Health Insurance, Demographics, and Clinic Activities Report. This report describes healthcare insurance by type, coverage plans, total amount billed, the quantity adjusted, written off, and picked up by gender, race, and diagnosis for every NEDHSA outpatient behavioral health clinic from 2020, 2021, and until March 2022.

MONROE, La., May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) publicizes the discharge of its Health Insurance, Demographics, and Clinic Activities Report. This report describes healthcare insurance by type, coverage plans, total amount billed, the quantity adjusted, written off, and picked up by gender, race, and diagnosis for every NEDHSA outpatient behavioral health clinic from 2020, 2021, and until March 2022.

NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer said the agency conducted this insurance-related research as a part of its “ongoing continuous improvement efforts.”

“We’re laser-focused on becoming more efficient and effective fiscally, operationally, and programmatically,” Dr. Sizer said. “We intend to proceed helping the tens of a whole bunch in Northeast Louisiana get the suitable levels of care they need and further connect them to payment methods similar to Medicaid, Medicare, and industrial insurance advantages.”

Dr. Sizer said he is inspired by how state health leaders in Louisiana are “proactively attempting to connect with hundreds of Medicaid recipients in order that their Medicaid coverage is not lost on account of not properly enrolling within the health profit.”

“Of the various a whole bunch of mentally in poor health, addicted, and developmentally disabled patients we serve, most depend on Medicaid and Medicare,” Dr. Sizer said. “And without Medicaid, Medicare, and our agency’s indigent health care financial coverage options, our patients could be without lifesaving care and treatment. And with the data present in this report, I will probably be leading our value-based insurance conversations with the state’s Medicaid and industrial insurance firms to provide you with progressive solutions to assist meet and pay for the complex health and social needs our patients have.”

The report shows that the variety of female clients was greater than 50 percent in all three fiscal years. In comparison with male clients, the variety of female clients was higher in Medicaid and Medicare. Nonetheless, the feminine client enrollment was lower in third party insurance, indigent, and personal insurance. Overall, greater than 50 percent of the NEDHSA clients were under Medicaid. Greater than 93 percent of the clients were Whites and Blacks. The proportion of Black to White clients was 1.07, 1.2, and 1.16 in 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively. Under the third party and personal insurance, the variety of White clients was greater than the Black clients. Furthermore, the variety of Medicaid-insured clients was highest in each race category.

Since 2013, NEDHSA has been constructing its integrative behavioral health and first care model to make sure that regional residents have access to high-quality care, regardless of where they enter the healthcare system. NEDSHA’s Integrated Care services include behavioral health and first care options, addiction services, prevention and wellness strategies, and developmental disability solutions.

Dr. Sizer said he led the creation of NEDHSA’s integrated care service network and community partnerships to assist meet the complex needs of patients of all insurance types, but with a particular deal with individuals who utilize Medicaid, Medicare, and people without insurance.

“We expanded our integrated care model to incorporate transitional housing options, community and inpatient mental health services, workforce development programs, peer support centers, and special initiatives serving marginalized children, seniors, veterans, and members of homes of religion,” Dr. Sizer said. “Without these services and our host of clinicians, care managers, developmental disability staff, prevention and wellness team, and administrative personnel, things could be very dire in Louisiana’s Delta.”

Media Contact

DeRon Talley, Northeast Delta HSA, 318-237-9973, deron.talley@la.gov

 

SOURCE Northeast Delta HSA

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