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If you file claims with Louisiana Medicaid, you must enroll in the new Medicaid Provider Enrollment Portal to continue being reimbursed. In fall 2021, Louisiana Medicaid mailed letters to providers about this enrollment requirement.
To simplify the process, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana has partnered with Louisiana Medicaid for a provider enrollment drive that will devote time to each provider type over the next few months. During this time, we will be sharing resources, training, and answers to commonly asked question. Our goal is to have each provider enroll during their designated provider week, if not sooner.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to Louisiana Medicaid.
We want to help make sure your patients are prepared for hurricane season and the resulting hazards such as storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.
Tips from Louisiana Governor's Office and the American Red Cross
Update Contact Information: Encourage your patients to regularly update their address and phone contact information, so they can be reached in case of an emergency.
Members can contact UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Member Services at 1-866-675-1607 (TTY: 711) or contact the NurseLine at 1-877-440-9409.
Assemble an Emergency Preparedness Kit: Put an emergency kit together and include your UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Medicaid ID cards.
Kits should include: non-perishable food, water, extra cash, first aid supplies, a flashlight, batteries, a radio, a multi-purpose tool, medications and medical items, copies of personal documents, ID cards, cell phone with chargers, map of the area, an emergency blanket, emergency numbers, sanitation supplies, and other essential items.
Think about the special needs of family members and pets and include items such as baby supplies or pet food.
Prepare and Plan for an Evacuation: Before an emergency happens, think about where to go if you are told to evacuate. Make sure you have a couple of places that you can go, such as a friend's home in another town, a motel or a shelter.
Make sure to have the phone numbers of family and friends with you. It's helpful to have these numbers written down in case you don't have power for your mobile phone or you need to use a landline to make phone calls.
Make sure to have a paper map because you may need to take unfamiliar routes if major roads are closed or clogged.
Develop a plan on how you will communicate with family and friends in an emergency. Agree on and share your evacuation routes so everyone knows where to go and what to do.
Stay Informed: Listen to NOAA weather radio, local radio stations or TV stations for evacuation instructions.
In case of a hurricane or other disaster, your patients can register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website to let family and friends know about their welfare. Those without Internet access can call 1-866-GET-INFO.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a network care provider with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana. In joining our network, you’ll become part of a group of physicians, health care professionals and facilities who share our commitment to helping people live healthier lives and making the health care system better for everyone.
UnitedHealthcare adheres to the Louisiana Revised Statute 22:1874 (which incorporates Act 897) for practitioners joining an existing, contracted medical group to be temporarily approved to receive claims payment upon submitting their completed UnitedHealthcare application, and then will be fully credentialed upon application approval.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Medicaid Managed Care Rule to:
Promote quality of care
Strengthen efforts to reform the delivery of care to individuals covered under Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plans (CHIP)
Strengthen program integrity by improving accountability and transparency
Enhance policies related to program integrity With the Medicaid Managed Care Rule, CMS updated the type of information managed care organizations are required to include in their care provider directories.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan maintains a grievance system for members that ensures receipt and prompt resolution of informal and formal member grievances and access to the state fair hearing process.
Filing a Member Grievance
A member, a representative of the member's choice, or a CCN-S provider, acting on behalf of the member with the member's written consent, may file a grievance with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
Grievances may be filed orally by calling the toll-free number for our Member Services Call Center 1-866-675-1607 or in writing by mailing the grievance to our Regional Mail Operations (RMO) at:
P.O. Box 31364
Salt Lake City, UT 84131-0364
We route telephonic/verbal grievances through our technology that identifies call type and routes to other databases according to category. When the system identifies the call as a grievance, the information is logged into the system, and forwarded to a triage team who puts the information into our tracking system where a case file is created and populated.
On receipt of a written grievance, appropriate personnel scan them into the tracking system and create a case file.
Per our Member Grievance Policy, and on initial contact, we log and track criteria including member.
Members over 21 will be provided routine dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions with in-network providers limited to $500 per year. Members should call Customer Service at 1-866-675-1607.
Dental Benefits for Members under Age 21
Managed Care of North America is a premier dental benefits administrator that provides exceptional service to State Agencies and managed care organizations for Medicaid. For benefits, claims, provider enrollment, direct deposit issues, demographic changes, NPI Information, etc., contact Managed Care of North America Customer Service at 1-855-701-6262.
March Vision Care is the vision vendor for UnitedHealthcare and provides routine vision services which include:
Services and exams for vision correction and refraction error
Eyewear, contacts if the only means to restore vision
For all other vision services please contact UnitedHealthcare Community Plan customer service at 1-866-675-1607.
For Members over Age 21
March Vision Care is the vision vendor for UnitedHealthcare and provides routine vision services. Additional vision and services will be provided to complement the limited Medicaid vision benefit. Services include:
One Routine Eye Exam every two years; and
$100 allowancefor frames/lenses every two years
Note: Vision services performed by an Optometrist are reimbursable for routine and non-routine services. Claims must be submitted to March Vision Care for processing. This is due to the expanded scope of the services the Louisiana Board of Optometry now allows Optometrists to perform in the office setting.
When you report a situation that could be considered fraud, you’re doing your part to help save money for the health care system and prevent personal loss for others. If you suspect another provider or member has committed fraud, waste or abuse, you have a responsibility and a right to report it.
Taking action and making a report is an important first step. After your report is made, we will work to detect, correct and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the health care system.
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® Special Needs Plan
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Special Needs Plans (SNP) offer benefits for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. These SNP plans provide benefits beyond Original Medicare, and may include transportation to medical appointments and vision exams. Members must have Medicaid to enroll.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information
HIPAA standardized both medical and non-medical codes across the health care industry and under this federal regulation, local medical service codes must now be replaced with the appropriate Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and CPT-4 codes.
Integrity of Claims, Reports, and Representations to the Government
UnitedHealth Group requires compliance with the requirements of federal and state laws that prohibit the submission of false claims in connection with federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. View our policy.
If UHG policies conflict with provisions of a state contract or with state or federal law, the contractual / statutory / regulatory provisions shall prevail. To see updated policy changes, select the Bulletin section at left.