INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Spoken language interpreter services: New broker contracts awarded and reimbursement granted for no-shows and canceled appointments.
Effective Date: June 24, 2004.
Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2004, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will cover spoken language interpreter services for DSHS clients through new contracts awarded to interpreter services brokers. This memorandum outlines:
• The process for requesting spoken language interpreter services; and
• The list of brokers to contact.
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 email@example.com.
July 7, 2004
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section