Final approval given to OLOL public-private partnership
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced the state received final federal approval for Louisiana's public-private partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
Jindal's office said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serivces gave the final approval Monday to Louisiana's remaining Medicaid State Plan amendments for compensation related to outpatient care.
The change is part of Jindal's push to have private partners take over many services offered in the past by public charity hospitals in the state.
OLOL also took over LSU medical training which took place at EKL, along with in-patient care.
More information about the approvals can be found at the Department of Health and Hospitals website.