INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Indian health service encounter rate increase and definitions for place of service codes.
Effective Date: Encounter rate retroactive to January 1, 2003; place of service codes effective October 16, 2003.
Document Description: The purpose of this memorandum is to inform Indian health service and tribal health clinic providers of an increase in the IHS encounter rate retroactive for claims with dates of service on and after January 1, 2003, and provider definitions for place of service codes.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Kevin Sullivan, Regulatory Improvement Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Program Support, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memoranda," "Year 2003"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 27, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section