SOURCE: AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

October 27, 2014 15:56 ET

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Selected to Continue Caring for Louisianans Most in Need

DHH Awards New Three-Year Contract to Serve Bayou Health Program

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwired - October 27, 2014) - AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana announced today that it has been selected by Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to continue serving participants in the Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care program. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana was one of five health plans awarded three-year contracts by DHH to provide Medicaid managed care services beginning on February 1, 2015.

One of the original Bayou Health plans, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana began caring for vulnerable Louisianans in February 2012. Through a network of more than 10,000 providers (primary care providers, specialists and hospitals) and a community outreach team with a presence in every part of the state, as well as community investment projects and partnerships with local and national organizations, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is helping to build healthy communities in each of Louisiana's 64 parishes.

"Care has been at the heart of our work since our first day in business, and we are very pleased to be able to continue that work in Louisiana," said Rebecca Engelman, executive director of AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana. "DHH has fostered a great collaboration with all Bayou Health partners that is improving health outcomes for Louisianans most in need. We are excited to remain part of this effort."

About AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is one of five Medicaid managed care plans that participate in Louisiana's Bayou Health program. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana helps Louisiana families get proper care and stay well. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana works with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, go to

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and serves more than 6 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven company with 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit

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