April 14, 2022

Louisiana Medicaid: Breast milk storage bags are now covered as durable medical equipment

Effective Feb. 1, 2022, breast milk storage bags are covered as durable medical equipment for lactating UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members. Coverage is retroactive. You don’t need to take any action. We’ll reprocess impacted claims when our system is updated.

How to submit future claims

  • Give your patient a signed prescription or other supporting documentation for lactation
  • Use Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) K1005
  • Note: Bags are limited to 100 per month. One month supply is 1 unit.


  • See Informational Bulletin 22-8 from the Louisiana Department of Health
  • Call Provider Services at 866‑675‑1607, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. CT, Monday–Friday