INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Nondurable medical supplies and equipment (MSE): HIPAA implementation.
Effective Date: September 19, 2003.
Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after October 1, 2003, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will discontinue the use of all state-unique procedure codes. Providers must attach nondurable medical supplies and equipment (MSE) billing instructions dated October 2003, when billing the MAA for services provided to MAA clients. These new billing instructions reflect changes made due to HIPAA implementation.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publications 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.
January 14, 2004
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section