WSR 07-11-027

INTERPRETIVE AND POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed May 4, 2007, 4:33 p.m. ]


Notice of Interpretive/Policy Statements


May 4, 2007



In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), the following interpretive/policy statements issued by the department of social and health services have been filed:

Health and Recovery Services Administration

Division of Legal Services



Document Title: Public Notice.

Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment 07-007.

Effective Date: July 1, 2007.

Document Description: The department of social and health services (DSHS), health and recovery services administration (HRSA), is updating the Medicaid state plan through state plan amendment (SPA) 07-007. This update is made to further describe policy and methods for hospital payment explained in Attachment 4.19-A, Part I of the state plan. These changes are justified to clarify and to comply with current policy. Significant changes in Attachment 4.19-A, Part I, include clarification and updates for the:

-- Inpatient utilization management, rate-setting and payment methods, processes, and policy;

-- Disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment programs and policy; and

-- Elimination of the "Upper Payment Limit" (UPL) payment program.

Less significant revisions to Attachment 4.19-A, Part I, may also be made.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Ann Myers, Chief, Office of Rules and Publications, Health and Recovery Services Administration, Division of Legal Services, Department of Social and Health Services, Health and Recovery Services Administration, Division of Legal Services, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1345, TDD/TTY (800) 848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail Myersea@dshs.wa.gov, web site web link http://maa.dshs.wa.gov.

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