April 21, 2022

Louisiana: New prior authorization codes for UnitedHealthcare Community Plans

Effective Aug. 1, 2022, you’ll see new codes on the prior authorization list for cardiovascular, prostate, spine and cosmetic surgery procedures. These changes impact UnitedHealthcare Community Plans in Louisiana. 

Prior authorization code lists
See the following new list for procedure codes requiring medical necessity prior authorization and their applicable states.

CPT code Cosmetic procedures description States impacted
15877 Suction assisted lipectomy; trunk Louisiana
15878 Suction assisted lipectomy; upper extremity Louisiana
15879 Suction assisted lipectomy; lower extremity Louisiana

Requesting prior authorization
You can submit your prior authorization request using the Prior Authorization and Notification tool on the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal. Learn more at

For more information, check the following online resources:

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