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, which provides guidance to Medicaid providers and managed care organizations, emergency rules, and requests LDH has submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Broader information related to COVID-19 can be found at

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 Comment Period Closed Document Links
2022-Home Health Services-1 Section 23.5 – Prior Authorization 11/30/22 1/14/23 Section 23.5 – Prior Authorization
2022-Home Health Services-2 Section 23.2 – Service Limitations 11/30/22 1/14/23 Section 23.2 – Service Limitations
2022-BHS-9 Section 2.4 – Addiction Services 11/10/22 12/25/22 Section 2.4 – Addiction Services
2022-DME-5 Section 18.2 – Specific Coverage Criteria –Human Donor Milk 10/31/22 12/15/22 Section 18.2 – Specific Coverage Criteria –Human Donor Milk