INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Planned home births and births in birthing centers -- Clarification of billing procedures for maternity services.
Effective Date: January 1, 2004.
Document Description: The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the Medical Assistance Administration's (MAA) new billing guidelines for maternity services that were issued to address the elimination of state-unique maternity codes.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publication Section, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Policy and Analysis, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1349 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (Click on "Numbered Memos," "Year 2003"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 29, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section