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Health Policy: A Guide

Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients; including re-alignment of health services and health insurance coverage

In the Medical News

Health Reform - Public Law 111–148—March 23, 2010 124 STAT. 119

The Health Reform Law: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"

Louisiana & Local Health Care Delivery and Regulation

Local news coverage is a good source for public statements. The Baton Rouge Advocate is the best source for tracking each session of the state legislature

U.S. Federally Mandated Transition - ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM

The transition to ICD-10 was required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).  The compliance deadline was October 1, 2015.

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