If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790.

Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the Federal Rebate Program will be covered by the Medicaid program. Participation may be verified in Appendix C, available at

Should you have any questions regarding any of the following messages, please contact Molina Medicaid Solutions at (800) 473-2783 or (225) 924-5040.

Attention Fee for Service (FFS) Louisiana Medicaid Providers:

Effective January 19, 2016 Fee for Service pharmacy claims will deny if the prescribing provider is not enrolled. Please refer to for specifics.

Attention Fee for Service (FFS) Louisiana Medicaid Providers:

Effective January 1, 2016 the La. Medicaid FFS Pharmacy Program will require clinical pre-authorization for prescriptions for the Hepatitis C Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents. Please refer to for specifics.


Louisiana Medicaid is currently in the process of completing the 2016 HCPCS update. The Louisiana Medicaid files have been updated to reflect the deleted HCPCS codes for 2016. It is the Department's intent to have the new 2016 codes and updates on file as soon as possible including the appropriate editing and coverage determination for the new 2016 HCPCS codes.

Providers should submit claims for the appropriate HCPCS code to preserve timely filing. Claims denied due to the use of the new 2016 HCPCS codes not yet on file, will be recycled once the fee schedule updates are complete.

Most legacy Medicaid Fee Schedules on the Louisiana Medicaid website,, will be updated in the near future to reflect coverage of the new 2016 codes. Providers should monitor their RA messages for additional information.

New and Revised Place of Service Codes (POS) for Outpatient Hospital
Implementation Date 01-01-2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made changes to the existing place of service code set by creating a new place of service (POS) code, code 19 (Off Campus-Outpatient Hospital), and revised the POS Code 22 (On Campus-Outpatient Hospital).

Louisiana Medicaid will accept POS 19 for any claims processed on or after January 1, 2016. That is, POS code 19 is valid for any claim, regardless of the date of service, when it is processed on or after January 1, 2016. The payment policies that currently apply to POS 22 will continue to apply to this POS, and will now also apply to POS 19.

CMS also issued minor corrections to POS codes 17 (Walk-in Retail Health Clinic) and 26 (Military Treatment Facility).

To access the CMS POS code set go to:

Should you have questions related to the place of service codes changes, please contact Molina Providers Relations at 1-800-473-2783. Questions regarding submission of claims to/payment by the correct entity should be directed to the MCO.

Crossover Claim Denials for Edit 544
Take Charge Plus

Since the implementation of Take Charge Plus (TCP) on July 1, 2014, DHH has reviewed cross-over claims which denied for Edit 544 (Claim Type not covered by the Family Planning Program). It has been determined that some of these claims denied in error, and therefore all claims which denied for 544 will be reprocessed on the checkwrite of January 5, 2016. Providers will not be required to resubmit claims. Not all claims will be approved for payment. However, claims that deny will contain the correct denial reason codes/descriptions. We apologize for this error.

Crossover claims for Medicaid recipients with only Take Charge Plus coverage will be processed and paid when services are covered by the TCP Program. Services billed to but not covered by the Take Charge Plus Program, will now deny with edit 858 (SERVICE NOT COVERED BY TAKE CHARGE PLUS).

If you have questions about the contents of this RA, you may contact Molina Provider Relations at 1-800-473-2783 or refer to