WSR 04-15-128

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 20, 2004, 3:26 p.m. ]

DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

     Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-52 MAA.

     Subject: Physician-related services: Fee schedule changes and technical changes.

     Effective Date: July 6, 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 year 2004 relative value guide base anesthesia units (BAUs);
• The updated Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (MCLFS);
• The updated Medicare single drug pricer (SDP);
• The year 2004 additions of current procedural terminology (CPT™) codes;
• The additions to healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) Level II codes; and
• The technical changes listed in this numbered memorandum.
     To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publications Section, DSHS, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Program Support, 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 16, 2004

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

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