WSR 04-15-060

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 14, 2004, 9:37 a.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-30 MAA.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Preferred drug list updates, prior authorization changes, and limitations on certain drugs.

Effective Date: June 15, 2004.

Document Description: Effective for dates of the week of July 5, 2004, and after, unless otherwise noted the Medical Assistance (MAA) will implement the following changes to the

Prescription drug program:

Addition of one therapeutic drug class to the Washington preferred drug list;

Expedited prior authorization changes;

Drug change to prior authorization; and

Additions to the list of limitations on certain drugs.

These changes will affect how you bill for these prescription services provided for dates of service on and after July 5, 2004, unless otherwise noted.

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 salmobl@dshs.wa.gov.

July 7, 2004

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office