If you are already a provider or just signed up, please click here to let the LDA know so that we can maintain updated records.
For the most recent updates and information from the Department of Health and Hospitals, visit the Louisiana Medicaid Web site at www.lamedicaid.com.
Message from DentaQuest (one of Louisiana's dental benefit program managers): Guided by our mission to improve the oral health of all, DentaQuest has been a trusted partner in dental care for more than four decades.
As we’ve grown, our products and services have expanded to include group and individual plans in the commercial market, as well as Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, CHIP and dual-eligible programs. We have extensive expertise working with health plans on and off exchanges.
DentaQuest is excited to expand our partnerships in Louisiana as we begin administration of the Louisiana Medicaid Dental Program January 1, 2021. As one of two administrators selected by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to administer the program we are committed to providing a seamless experience for providers to continue care for their Medicaid patients.
So, don’t wait begin the process today to participate with DentaQuest as a provider for Medicaid Children and Adults. It is easy to begin the application process using app central on our website - http://www.dentaquest.com/dentists/
Visit our website for additional information: http://www.dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/louisiana/
The five Healthy Louisiana plans are:
- Aetna Better Health
- Healthy Blue (formerly Amerigroup Real Solutions)
- Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
- Louisiana Healthcare Connections
- UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
HOW TO CONTRACT WITH MCNA DENTAL (one of Louisiana's dental benefit program manager)
In 2014, MCNA Dental was selected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to administer its Medicaid and CHIP dental programs statewide. MCNA would like to invite all Louisiana dentists to join the MCNA network of dentists. For your convenience, the documents that must be completed and submitted for credentialing are available on our website http://www.mcnala.net/
• Credentialing Application (Please submit one application per dentist)
• W-9 Form
• Direct Deposit EFT Form
HOW TO CONTRACT WITH HEALTHY LOUISIANA (Louisiana's medical Medicaid program managers, updated 10/23/19)
All five Healthy Louisiana plans offer a limited dental benefit in addition to the current Medicaid Dental Benefit managed by MCNA.
Amerigroup and Aetna contract with DentaQuest to manage the dental benefit. Information relative to credentialing and benefits offered can be found on the Dentist Page link at www.dentaquest.com/Louisiana or by contacting the credentialing hotline at 1-800-233-1468.
United Healthcare Community Plan of Louisiana (UHC) ask interested dental providers to contact the United Healthcare Dental Provider Services line at 1-844-275-8751.
Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
HPSAs are defined service areas that demonstrate a critical shortage of primary care physicians, dentists, or mental health providers. An HPSA can be a distinct geographic area such as a parish or grouping of census tracts, a specific population group within a defined geographic area (such as a population under 200% poverty), or a specific public or non-profit facility such a state hospital. You can learn more about HPSAs by visiting the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) website.