Medicaid Provider Manuals

COVID-19 Update: Changes to Medicaid policy and procedure deemed of an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare and requiring immediate approval, such as those related to COVID-19, are exempt from the legislative requirement to publish the proposed policy or procedure for public comment prior to implementation. To keep abreast of these exempted changes to policy and procedure related to COVID-19, refer to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicaid Information website. Here you will find guidance to Medicaid providers, guidance for MCOs via Health Plan Advisories, emergency rules and requests the Department has submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Broader information related to COVID-19 can be found at http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/.

The intent of the provider services manual is to present useful information and guidance to providers participating in the Louisiana Medicaid Program. The first chapter, "General Information and Administration" contains information applicable to all providers. Each remaining chapter is dedicated to a specific program or service and outlines the policies, procedures, qualifications, services and limitations to that service or program. Click here to view current provider manuals.

Below are the changes to provider manuals beginning August 1, 2019. To provide feedback, please complete this form.

Item Number Provider Manual Chapter Date Posted Public Comments Due By Document Links
2020–Professional Services-1 Professional Services - 5.1 – Diabetes Education 9/21/20 11/5/20 Professional Services - 5.1 – Diabetes Education
2020–Professional Services-2 Professional Services - 5.1 – Newborn Care and Discharge 9/21/20 11/5/20 Professional Services - 5.1 – Newborn Care and Discharge
2020–Professional Services-3 Professional Services - 5.1 – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 9/21/20 11/5/20 Professional Services - 5.1 – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2020–Professional Services-4 Professional Services - 5.1 – Outpatient Chemotherapy 9/21/20 11/5/20 Professional Services - 5.1 – Outpatient Chemotherapy
2020–Professional Services-5

Professional Services - 5.1 – Psychiatric Services

9/21/20 11/5/20 Professional Services - 5.1 – Psychiatric Services
2020-Pharmacy-1

Pharmacy - 31.1 - Covered Services

9/21/20 11/5/20 Pharmacy - 31.1 - Covered Services
2020 –  Behavioral Health Services - 1

Behavioral Health Services -

2.4 – Addiction Services

8/21/20  10/5/20  Behavioral Health Services - 2.4 – Addiction Services
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