AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana has a maternity case management program called Bright Start. The program is designed to improve birth outcomes and reduce pregnancy-related complications through early prenatal education and intervention.
Bright Start combines scheduled written and telephonic outreach that provides point-of-contact notification of health needs to members. Bright Start uses provider and community programs, partnerships, and creative outreach strategies to facilitate member access to required services.
For more information or assistance with members who are high risk or are not receiving consistent prenatal care, contact Bright Start at 1-888-913-0327.
Notification of Pregnancy Form
The Notification of Pregnancy (NOP) form (PDF) gives our Bright Start maternity care management team the best opportunity to appropriately assist with managing our maternity members. Providers should complete the NOP form as early as possible in each expectant member's pregnancy. Fax the form to 1-888-877-5925.
Home injections for 17P compound
You may use the Optum referral form (PDF) to request to have 17P compound injections performed in a member's home. Please choose "Other" in the "Recurrent preterm birth management program" section and fill in your orders for compound injections to be provided in the home.
Complete the form and fax to 1-866-252-4293.
Use these resources from the Louisiana Department of Health to help you:
- 17P billing and ordering guide (PDF)
- Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) Billing and Ordering Guide (PDF)
Ordering a breast pump through Medline
We have partnered with Medline to provide products for our members and their babies. Members can order their covered breast pump and other discounted products (PDF) via Medline.