New Partnership in New Orleans


Louisiana Healthcare Connections and AbsoluteCare Announce Strategic Partnership to Serve Clinically Complex Members in New Orleans

New Partnership Offers Value-Based Primary Care to Medicaid Members in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (August 12, 2021) – Today, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a leading managed care organization dedicated to caring for the total health of its members, and AbsoluteCare, a concierge primary care provider-driven care model that serves clinically complex and vulnerable members, announced a new partnership to help improve the health of New Orleans residents. The partnership will also result in nearly 100 new jobs in the first year.

The partnership, which is anticipated to launch later this year, will serve Louisiana Healthcare Connections’ most clinically complex and vulnerable Medicaid members in and around New Orleans. It aims to enhance quality of care through AbsoluteCare’s unique care model.

AbsoluteCare relies on its teams of diverse healthcare and other professionals to transform the patient experience and address each person’s unique medical, behavioral, and life challenges, such as social determinants of health. By serving patients in its centers and in patients’ homes and communities, AbsoluteCare aims to improve clinical and health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce costs.

“We are pleased to partner with AbsoluteCare to provide our members personalized, integrated, primary care to best meet their whole-health needs,” said Dr. Dana Lawson, Vice President of Population Health & Clinical Operations, Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

AbsoluteCare’s centers offer a robust range of urgent care, preventive care, and other clinical services including primary care, infectious disease, infusion and labs, radiology services, behavioral health and nutritional counselling, and onsite pharmacy.

The organization also assists with life services many individuals struggle with such as housing and transportation. In response, Louisiana Healthcare Connections and AbsoluteCare will work together to address members’ daily challenges such as homelessness, food insecurity, and lack of transportation. Louisiana Healthcare Connections and AbsoluteCare will also work with community-based organizations to address inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, which has disproportionately impacted vulnerable populations.

“AbsoluteCare welcomes the opportunity to partner with Louisiana Healthcare Connections,” said Michael P. Radu, CEO, AbsoluteCare. “Together, we share a vision to provide integrated, patient-centered care to enhance the overall health of our communities. Our integrated care teams take a proactive approach to engage our members where they are and provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as well as a great member experience.”

About Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Established to deliver quality health care through local, regional, and community-based partners, Louisiana Healthcare Connections is a Healthy Louisiana plan headquartered in Baton Rouge. Louisiana Healthcare Connections exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate, and coordinated care. Because Louisiana Healthcare Connections believes healthy is a way of life, its members benefit from programs and services designed for their personal well-being. For more information, visit