Louisiana: Help Medicaid patients get cancer screenings
Last modified: August 12, 2021
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana members may have missed some of their preventive care, like cancer screenings, in the past year. When you identify and encourage these patients to get the screenings they need, you’re helping them to be as healthy as possible. Members have coverage for recommended screenings.
Recommended cancer screenings — colorectal and cervical
The U.S. Preventive Task Force recommends these screenings for average-risk individuals:
Colorectal cancer screenings beginning at age 50
Cervical cancer screenings, frequency based on age
Women, ages 21 to 29, every 3 years with cervical cytology
Women, ages 30 to 65, either:
Every 3 years with cervical cytology
Every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing
Every 5 years with hrHPV testing with cytology (cotesting)
Tips, best practices and billing information
Our PATH reference guide, found at UHCprovider.com/path, can help you better understand the specifications of preventive care opportunities, including colorectal and cervical cancer screenings. We also include tips and best practices for these care opportunities, along with which billing codes to use.
Please contact your Provider Advocate or UnitedHealthcare representative.