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Louisiana Medicaid Innovation Challenge

In Partnership with Louisiana Medicaid

Virtual Showcase - September 25, 2020

About the program

Connecting Louisiana Medicaid with solutions to ensure effective member engagement and communication to support eligibility and enrollment.

The Louisiana Department of Health partnered with Adaptation Health on the Louisiana Medicaid Innovation Challenge. This Challenge supported the Medicaid program by identifying market-ready solutions to engage members through the appropriate use of technology.


The Challenge was a multi-month project engaging constituents, stakeholders, and the state’s Medicaid Leadership, to address improved communication and engagement solutions to support effective Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. These engagement and communication processes are vital components in establishing effective access to coverage and in turn access to care and services. It is critical that Medicaid's online eligibility system achieves the right programmatic balance in facilitating effective enrollment and this requires additional innovative solutions to reach individuals in the right way and at the right time.

The Challenge culminated with a virtual showcase featuring the companies invited to present their innovative solutions to Louisiana Medicaid and its MCO leadership. See the recordings here.

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Expert Panel

The Showcase started with a panel featuring the following experts and was moderated by Jen Katzman, Medicaid Deputy Director - Policy, Waivers, and Public Affairs Division at the Louisiana Department of Health

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Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky

Former Chief Medical Officer of US Medicaid Program and Managing Partner at Social Innovation Ventures

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Earl “Nupsius” Benjamin-Robinson, Dr.H.Sc

Deputy Director of Community Partnerships & Health Equity Leadership at the Louisiana Department of Health


Dr. Marcus Bachhuber

Chief Medical Officer at Louisiana Medicaid


Melinda Karp

Senior Vice President, Consumer Partnership at Commonwealth Care Alliance

Expert Panel from the Louisiana Medicaid Innovation Challenge

Expert Panel from the Louisiana Medicaid Innovation Challenge

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Companies Invited to Present

LA Companies

Through a curated process, the Showcase Committee invited the following ventures to present.