Louisiana Medicaid Provider List, Louisiana State Licensed Healthcare Practitioner List (Louisiana State Board Of Optometry Examiners)

Kamran Ahmed filed this request with the Louisiana State Board Of Optometry Examiners of Louisiana.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Louisiana Medicaid Provider List, Louisiana State Licensed Healthcare Practitioner List


From: Kamran Ahmed

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that include an updated list of all Louisiana State Medicaid healthcare providers with the INCLUSION of their respective National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers. I am also requesting ALL Louisiana state licensed healthcare providers in electronic data set with the inclusion of their state license number and, if available, their National Provider Identifier (NPI) number (CSV electronic data format is preferred; however, excel or PDF electronic formats are also acceptable). The Medicaid and state health care licensee list may include but is not limited to Emergency Management providers, Disaster Preparedness Providers, Emergency Response Team Providers (with their respective state and/or federal licensure), Public Protection/Assistance providers (with respective licensure), Scuba Dive Team providers (and respective licensure), Physicians (MD, DO), Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CRNA, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Dentists, Podiatrists, Dental Assistants, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Optometrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists, Psychologists, Emergency Medical Personnel (EMTs, Paramedics), Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technologists, Veterinary Medicine Providers, Athletic Trainers, Behavioral Analyst/Specialists, Mental Health Counselors, Audiologists, Certified Dietitians, Substance Abuse Disorder Counselors, and any other available health providers. All types of healthcare practitioners from all dates electronically available would be appreciated. Specific items to be included in data set:

1. Provider name
2. Medicaid Identification number (if applicable).
3. National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
4. Louisiana State License number and initial date of issuance or expiry (if available/applicable)
5. Education / School/Training, if available
6. Provider type (MD, DO, PA, RN, PT, OT, OD, CRNA, DMD, DDS, DPM etc)
7. Provider Specialty
8. Provider Practice Location
9. Please include Data Dictionary describing state Medicaid, state licensure and emergency preparedness Data Sets
10. Please provide (if there is an existing) a static website link to verify an individual’s state healthcare licensure status provided by any and all available relevant state healthcare licensing boards (Medical Board, Nursing, Dental, Optometry, Podiatry, Psychology, PT, OT, Radiologic Technologist, Respiratory Therapy, Chiropractor, Speech Therapy, Family Counseling, Social Work, etc).

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please email me if the cost will exceed $50. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s healthcare transparency, healthcare access, fairness and greater overall public awareness.
The law requires that you respond to and fulfill this request "as promptly as possible." If you expect a significant delay in responding to and fulfilling this request, please contact me by phone or via email with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for considering my request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Kamran Ahmed

From: Louisiana State Board Of Optometry Examiners

See attached for Louisiana Optometry list.  Fees have been waived for this request.
  Gary Avallone, ODSecretary L.S.B.O.E.Phone:(318) 335-2989