Home Health Agencies (HHA) are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section (HSS).
“Home Health Agency” means a state-owned and operated agency, or a subdivision of such an agency or organization; or a private nonprofit organization; or a proprietary organization that provides skilled home health care and support services to the public. Skilled home health care is provided under the order of a physician, in the place of residence of the person receiving the care, and includes skilled nursing and at least one of the following services :physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social services, or home health aide services. R.S. 40:2116.31
Updated Flu Information- 02/05/2018
Given the high incidenses of flu this season, CMS has provided the following information to State Agencies to share with providers:
Please note that currently, there are no approvals for any 1135 waivers.
All hospitals must continue to meet the Conditions of Participation and State licensing regulations.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Cecile Castello at 225-342-4997 or Dora Kane 225-342-6096.