Bayou Health Quality Committee
The Department of Health and Hospitals chose to form the Quality Committee to provide oversight and monitoring of the program. Under the rules and contracts that govern Bayou Health, there are extensive requirements regarding health outcomes, quality measures and consumer engagement. Health Plans are required to participate on the Quality Committee and will be measured on 37 clinical quality measures. The Health Plans face potential financial sanctions from the State if they do not meet minimum health quality improvement benchmarks for their members. DHH will publish regular reports on Health Plan quality and financial performance online.
This 19-member committee includes health care quality experts, advocates, representatives of provider organizations and representatives of the the five Bayou Health Plans to advise DHH on best practices, provider relations, ongoing quality improvement measures and recommendations for changes to Bayou Health's structure as appropriate. The committee also includes representatives of both the Senate and House Health and Welfare committees.
Administrative Simplification Working Group of the Quality Committee
The next meeting of the ASWG will be March 14, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Room 118, Bienville Building, 628 N. Fourth St. in Baton Rouge.