On June 7, 2018, the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced an agreement to resolve the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation in which the state will create a new process to ensure mental health services for Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) receive the most appropriate care in the least restrictive setting. Through the agreement, LDH will provide transition planning and support, as well as screening and evaluations to all individuals with SMI who are currently living in a nursing facility. For individuals who may face nursing home placement, the LDH . . .
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