INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Dispensing fee payments and pharmacy services Washington Administrative Code (WAC) update.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004.
Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after February 1, 2004, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will no longer reimburse pharmacies a dispensing fee for nondrug items, devices, or supplies. Also included with this memorandum is a notice to pharmacy providers of an update to MAA's pharmacy services WAC regarding "dispensing least costly dosage form."
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.
February 27, 2004
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section