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  • Feds: La. must repay $190M from LSU hospital deals

    December 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal Medicaid agency has approved financing plans for contracts that turn six LSU hospitals over to private companies. That ends questions about whether care for Louisiana's uninsured could be in jeopardy. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also ordered Louisiana to repay $190 million... more »
  • Rewritten LSU hospital deals still pending in federal review

    December 16, 2014 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health secretary told lawmakers that the state expected to receive federal approval for six LSU hospital privatization contracts by last week's end. That approval still hasn't arrived. Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert said Tuesday the lack of an approval letter doesn't mean the rewritten deals... more »
  • Health chief: LSU deals expected to win approval

    December 8, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health secretary says she expects the state to receive federal approval this week for LSU hospital privatization contracts rewritten by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert told state senators Monday that she's been encouraged in conversations with the federal Medicaid agency that... more »
  • Jindal administration rewrites LSU hospital deals

    September 30, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated its contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals. The administration hopes to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services. At issue are contracts governing the management transfer of hospitals in... more »
  • LSU reaches financial terms with hospital manager

    September 26, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has settled the major financial disagreements it had with the manager of the university's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals. University system health care adviser Jerry Phillips says LSU and the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, have completed documents that govern the sharing of... more »
  • LSU board to discuss dispute with hospital manager

    September 11, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An ongoing financial disagreement between LSU and the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals will be talked about by the university system's governing board. LSU claims it's owed more than $25 million for services rendered from the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF.... more »
  • La., Miss. hospitals form cancer drug test network

    August 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport. Officials say including local hospitals means patients won't have... more »
  • LSU hospital closure ruled unconstitutional

    June 23, 2014 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge says lawmakers didn't follow the Louisiana Constitution in authorizing Gov. Bobby Jindal to close the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville. But the decision doesn't require the Jindal administration to slow plans to shutter the Huey P. Long Medical Center within a week. Judge... more »
  • Lawsuit filed seeking to stop LSU hospital closure

    June 5, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to close the LSU-run public hospital in Pineville, part of a health care privatization deal, is being challenged in a Baton Rouge court. The petition was filed this week on behalf of two hospital closure opponents, Edwin Parker of East Feliciana Parish and... more »
  • Health dept. submits new hospital financing plan

    May 23, 2014 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals has been filed with the federal agency that oversees Medicaid spending, which rejected previous versions. The Department of Health and Hospitals submitted its new proposal Friday. Questions remain about whether previous pieces of the financing arrangements that... more »
  • Lawmakers back closure of LSU's Pineville hospital

    May 14, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU-run public hospital in central Louisiana will be shuttered, after the House gave final passage to legislation authorizing the closure. Lawmakers agreed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization plan for the charity hospital, despite the recent rejection of federal financing plans for other hospital outsourcing deals. The... more »
  • Lafayette hospital privatization runs over budget

    May 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deal for the LSU hospital in Lafayette was running $6 million over budget by April's end, with two months remaining in the fiscal year. The overspending was detailed in an update to lawmakers about payments made for the outsourcing contracts involving nine state-owned,... more »
  • LSU hospitals may face shortfall

    December 20, 2013 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The financing structure for Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization deals for the LSU network of hospitals and clinics is risky and may run into shortfalls within five years. That's the assessment in a report released Friday by nonpartisan policy research organization the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana,... more »
  • LSU hospital layoffs reduce state retirement debt

    November 6, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration's layoff of more than 7,700 LSU hospital workers has put a major dent in the state employee retirement system's debt, dropping it hundreds of millions of dollars. Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed to turn over the operations of LSU hospitals to private companies. Seven deals... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss possible hospital lease shortfall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2013 7:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A projected $39 million shortfall in the state's public-to-private hospital deal dominated discussion at the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meeting Friday. Earlier this week the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Office projected a budget shortfall for the current fiscal year, saying Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to... more »
  • Civil service panel rejects LSU hospital layoffs

    June 5, 2013 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Civil Service Commission has refused to approve layoff plans tied to Gov. Bobby Jindal's deals to privatize four LSU hospitals. The commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to reject the layoffs of about 3,000 state employees at the hospitals in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma and Lake Charles.... more »
  • Analyst says funding gap for LSU hospital deals

    May 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first three LSU hospital privatization deals appear to use up 94 percent of the funding Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration set aside for eight such arrangements. That was the assessment Friday of the Legislative Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office that provided an update to the Senate Finance... more »
  • Former hospital chief not at privatization hearing

    May 15, 2013 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators told members of the LSU Board of Supervisors that they want an explanation for why the university system's former hospitals chief, Fred Cerise, was directed not to attend a legislative hearing to discuss plans to privatize the LSU hospitals. Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, said he... more »
  • Jindal won't seek legislative backing on LSU deals

    April 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't seek legislative approval of his administration's LSU hospital privatization agreements, though both the House and Senate have voted that they want such decision-making authority. Jindal said Thursday that he believes the legislative resolutions that have received support in the House and... more »
  • AG says approval not needed for LSU hospital deals

    April 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law. The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval. ... more »
  • Civil Service panel approves hospital outsourcing

    April 2, 2013 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Civil Service Commission has approved a Jindal administration plan to outsource the health care services currently provided by LSU's public hospital in Baton Rouge. The 4-2 vote by the commission Tuesday paves the way for 777 employee layoffs at Earl K. Long Medical Center. The... more »
  • LSU hospitals in north La. set for privatization

    March 27, 2013 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has agreed to negotiate turning over operations of university-run hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to a nonprofit research foundation whose interim president sits on the LSU board. The board Wednesday backed an arrangement LSU hopes will lead to the Biomedical Research Foundation... more »
  • LSU hospital bonds are taxable under privatization

    March 21, 2013 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to privatize most of LSU's public hospitals means borrowing for repairs and construction of the health facilities will be taxable. That borrowing will cost the state more. The Bond Commission learned that bonds issued for LSU hospitals and clinics slated to be managed by private hospital... more »
  • Privatization underway for Lake Charles hospital

    January 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials say they have found a private operator to run the LSU hospital in Lake Charles that provides safety net care for the uninsured. The Department of Health and Hospitals announced Friday that management of LSU's W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center will be turned over... more »
  • Private hospital operator to lease LSU hospital

    December 10, 2012 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The nonprofit corporation that runs two private hospitals in New Orleans is taking over the operations of the city's LSU hospital and the new $1 billion public hospital set to open in two years. Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and LSU hospital chief Frank Opelka announced the... more »
  • Deals to be announced for 3 LSU hospitals

    December 10, 2012 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The nonprofit corporation that runs two private hospitals in New Orleans is taking over the operations of the LSU hospital in the city and the new $1 billion public hospital set to open in two years. Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and LSU hospital chief Frank Opelka... more »
  • Planned January layoffs delayed at LSU hospitals

    December 5, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly all 1,500 state employee layoffs scheduled for January at LSU hospitals across south Louisiana have been put on hold. The delay comes as university leaders continue negotiating with private hospitals to take over some public hospital operations. The Advocate reports that LSU hospitals leader Frank Opelka... more »
  • LSP: Counterfeit check ring used stolen hospital data check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2012 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana said today they've busted a counterfeit check ring which victimized hundreds of people, and was apparently run using financial data stolen from the LSU Hospital System. Law enforcement agencies arrested seven people so far for being connected to the ring, and said they're... more »
  • LSU outlines plans for Perkins Road site

    October 29, 2012 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is planning for an expanded medical presence at its 20-acre site in south Baton Rouge. Besides becoming home to a mini-hospital late next year, LSU's capital outlay request includes proposed construction of a medical office building as well as money to develop a master plan... more »
  • Deeper cuts coming to LSU hospitals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 4, 2012 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU governing board has agreed to deepen cuts to the university-run public hospitals by another $152 million. The cuts will fall across seven south Louisiana hospitals, eliminating dozens of inpatient beds and 1,500 jobs. Hospital system leader Frank Opelka outlined the budget cuts Thursday, and the LSU... more »
  • LSU seeking hospital partners amid funding woes

    August 13, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the LSU System, William Jenkins, says he's talking to private hospital leaders about ways to partner and keep the university-run hospitals open despite ongoing budget woes. But he acknowledged Monday that with shrinking funding and large numbers of uninsured patients, LSU will have a... more »
  • LSU Hospital meetings: open or closed door?

    August 6, 2010 11:22 AM

    Future meetings to discuss the $1.2 billion state teaching hospital in New Orleans, may be open to the public-- but it's still undecided. The board held a closed-door gathering this week. New Orleans lawmakers reacted angrily to the closed meeting during which nine of the 11 board members convened... more »
  • Jindal picks nominees for public hospital board

    March 2, 2010 5:11 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has picked four nominees to the governing board for a new $1.2 billion public teaching hospital for New Orleans, the Governor's Office announced Tuesday. The selections are the first for the 11-member board. The nominations will have to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors... more »

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