PPE and Other Medical Supplies/Equipment

Providers:

Download PPE Listing (updated 3/22/20)

We understand that there has been significant requests for PPE and other medical supplies/equipment.  Previously you may have been told to go through your Parish EOP (Emergency Operations Center) or use the app, ReadyOps – effectively immediately, please discontinue using those avenues.

In an effort to streamline that process, we have developed the following protocols for you to seek the PPE/supplies that you need:

  1. To the extent possible, please continue to use the vendor/supply chain you would normally to request such supplies.
  2. We are keeping a list of unique providers (as they become made known to us) listed below. You may be able to receive supplies more quickly by purchasing from them directly. 
  3. You can call the State Supply Hotline at 225-325-5900 to be put on our list as supplies become available. This phone line is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

 

Stay Up To Date - Links

Louisiana Dept. of Public Health - COVID-19 Dashboard (number of cases by county)

Louisiana State Medical Society - COVID-19 Resources Page

Louisiana Department of Health (LDH): Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana COVID-19 Resource Page


Medicaid
 

The below advisory is to inform all providers rendering services to Louisiana Medicaid members, including members of all Healthy Louisiana managed care organizations (MCOs). This information will be updated as new information is available. New information is indicated by underlining.

Notices:

Questions about Coronavirus? If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.

Stressed about COVID-19? If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, fear and anxiety about the uncertainty surrounding this public health emergency, there is a special Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline you can call. This connects you to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and who can direct you to mental health and substance abuse counseling services. Call 1-866-310-7977 24/7. Trained counselors available 24/7. All calls are confidential.

 

Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) - click here
Emergency Rule 36

Patient Protections and Related Health Care Services Regarding Health Insurance Matters Affecting Insureds in Louisiana Caused by the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - click here


Telemedicine

The below advisory is to inform all providers rendering services to Louisiana Medicaid members, including members of all Healthy Louisiana managed care organizations (MCOs). This information will be updated as new information is available. New information is indicated by underlining.

DEA Guidance for Telemedicine - click here