A research team at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded a five year, $4.5 million grant. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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A Legislative Auditor’s report says companies who work with the Department of Health are not submitting proper data, data used to determine how much they should be paid. Matt Doyle has the story.
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A recent commission meeting involving the LDWF to discuss red snapper season has produced the estimated amount of red snapper landed this season. Kevin Barnhart reels in the story.
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A research team at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded a five year, $4.5 million grant. It comes from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, to evaluate two treatments for childhood obesity. Dr. Amanda Staiano says they are accessing families via pediatricians.
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Staiano says they are working with families not only in Louisiana, but Missouri and New York. The research is expected to have a wide distribution of results.
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Staiano says select facilities across the state will be participating with the program, which will be free for families.
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A Legislative Auditor’s report says some companies that are paid by the state to help run Medicaid are not providing the Department of Health with information on what they are charging for their services. Managed Care Organizations, or MCOs, are required to give LDH detailed information that’s used to set the rates they are in turn paid. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera:
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Purpera says it’s not just MCO’s at fault, LDH has been lax about requiring the information. He says this may allow for people abusing Medicaid to get away with fraud, because the proper checks and balances are not being enforced.
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The Auditor says this could also lead to a situation where the companies not providing the information, are in turn being paid more than they should because the state cannot verify the legitimacy of their charges.
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A recent commission meeting involving the LDWF to discuss red snapper season has produced the estimated amount of red snapper landed this season. Finfish program manager for the agency, Jason Adriance says the state has already taken in more than a third of its federal allowance.
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Adriance says recently are some harvest rates higher than last year, but still in line with other years.
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NOAA fisheries gave each of the Gulf States an exempted fishing permit, which Adriance says allows states to manage their own recreational red snapper season.
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Red Snapper season runs through July 8th.
65-year-old Durice “Joey” Richard of Lafayette was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on over 30 counts of child pornography and other charges. Captain Tommy Carnline of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department says the offenses were predatory in nature…
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Carnline says catching the offender was simple with the assistance of the community…