WSR 12-06-005

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed February 23, 2012, 5:46 p.m. ]


Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement


In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services.

Health Care Authority (HCA)

Division of Legal Services



Document Title: Provider Notice #12-08.

Subject: Rural health clinics.

Effective Date: January 1, 2011.

Description: Retroactively effective for dates of service on January 1, 2011, the medicaid program of the HCA will revise the Rural Health Clinic Medicaid Provider Guide to implement a change from fee for service to encounters for both:

*Early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) services.

*Maternity care -- including prenatal care, nonhospital deliveries, and postpartum care.

This change is reflected in the 2011-2013 operating budget, section 1109(48), chapter 50, Laws of 2011 1st sp. sess.

For additional information, contact Amber Dassow, HCA, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail dassoal@hca.wa.gov, web site http://www.hca.wa.gov/.

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