WSR 04-15-070

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 14, 2004, 9:39 a.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-40 MAA.

Subject: Planned home births and births in birthing centers: Fee schedule changes and maternity policy updates.

Effective Date: June 23, 2004.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2004, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement:

The updated Medicare physician fee schedule data base (MPFSDB) year 2004 relative value units (RVUs);

The updated Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (MCLFS);

The year 2004 additions of current procedural terminology (CPT) codes;

The additions to healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) Level II codes; and

Maternity policy updates.

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