WSR 04-20-030

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed September 28, 2004, 3:50 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

Document Title: Public Notice.

Subject: Medicaid state plan amendment 04-014.

Effective Date: November 1, 2004.

Document Description: The Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, is updating the Medicaid state plan through state plan amendment TN 04-014 to further describe policy and methods used in establishing hospital payment rates explained in attachment 4.19-A, Part I and attachment 4.19-B of the plan.

This state plan amendment eliminates the short stay determination rule (twenty-four hour rule) previously described in the state plan and replaces that rule with a new clinical-based inpatient vs. outpatient stay determination rule.

Written comments may be sent to Doug Porter, Assistant Secretary, Medical Assistance Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45080, Olympia, WA 98504-5080.

For more information regarding this clarification of language, please write to Larry Linn, Hospital and Managed Care Reimbursement Section, Medical Assistance Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-5510.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Ann Myers, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Policy and Analysis, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1345, weblink http://maa.dshs.wa.gov, TDD (800) 848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail Myersea@dshs.wa.gov.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Larry Linn, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Business and Finance, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1108, weblink http://maa.dshs.wa.gov, TDD (800) 848-5429, fax (360) 753-9152, e-mail Linnld@dshs.wa.gov.

September 24, 2004

Ann Myers

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office