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.


Louisiana Medicaid is mandated to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) program which will assess our payment accuracy rate for the Medicaid and CHIP programs. If chosen in a random sample, your organization will soon receive a Medical Records Request from the CMS review contractor, CNI Advantage.

Please be advised that sampled providers who fail to cooperate with the CMS contractor by established deadlines may be subject to sanctioning by Louisiana Medicaid Program Integrity through the imposition of a payment recovery by means of a withholding of payment until the overpayment is satisfied, and/or a fine.

Please be reminded that providers who are no longer doing business with Louisiana Medicaid are obligated to retain recipient records for 5 years, under the terms of the Provider Enrollment Agreement.

For more information about PERM and your role as a provider, please visit the Provider link on the CMS PERM website:

2018 Clinical Laboratory Services – Fee Reimbursement Changes

Under Federal regulation, state Medicaid agencies are prohibited from reimbursing providers of clinical laboratory services at a higher rate than the Medicare allowable rate. In accordance with this regulation, clinical laboratory reimbursement rates have been updated on the fee for service Medicaid file effective for dates of service January 1, 2018 and forward. The Laboratory and Radiology fee schedule has been updated to reflect those changes.

Clinical laboratory claims for dates of service on or after January 1, 2018 where the previous reimbursement exceeded the Louisiana Medicare allowable rate will be systematically recycled on the remittance of March 27, 2018 without any action required by the provider.

Please contact Molina Provider Relations at (800) 473-2783 or (225) 924-5040 if there are questions related to this matter for fee for service claims. Questions related to the Healthy Louisiana managed care organizations' updates should be directed to the specific health plan.


The immunization fee schedules for Young Adults and Adults have been updated as described below.

Coverage of CPT code 90674 (Influenza virus vaccine, quadrivalent…preservative and antibiotic free…) has been revised from dates of service beginning October 1, 2017 to dates of service beginning August 1, 2017. Impacted fee for service claims will be reprocessed on the RA of March 27, 2018 with no action required by providers.

Effective with dates of service February 1, 2018 and forward, CPT code 90733 (Meningococcal …vaccine …quadrivalent [MPSV4]…) is no longer covered. This change is due to guidance issued from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

For questions regarding this message and/or fee for service claims, please contact Molina Provider Relations at (800) 473-2783 or (225) 924-5040. Updates to Healthy Louisiana related systems and claims processing changes are plan specific and are the responsibility of each health plan. For questions regarding Healthy Louisiana updates, please contact the appropriate health plan.


Louisiana Medicaid UB-04 Billing Instructions Manual for Nursing Facility and ICF-DD, has long contained policy requiring Long Term Care and ICF-DD Providers to include a Principal Diagnosis when billing transactions. Previously, there wasn’t an edit in place to validate a valid ICD-10 code was reported- but that will now change.

Effective for Dates of Service August 28, 2018 and forward, Medicaid will implement an edit requiring a valid ICD-10 diagnosis code is reported in the principal diagnosis field. Claims submitted without a valid principal diagnosis code will be denied for correction.

Louisiana Medicaid UB-04 Billing Instructions Manual for Nursing Facility and ICF-DD identifies Other Diagnosis Field as a situational field. While reporting Other Diagnosis is not required, effective with dates of service August 28, 2018 and forward, Medicaid will implement an edit to deny the claim for correction when an invalid ICD-10 code is reported in the Other Diagnosis Field.