WSR 12-12-055


[ Filed June 4, 2012, 12:38 p.m. ]


Document Title: Title XIX State Plan Amendment (SPA) 12-019.

Subject: State plan changes related to quality incentive payments to hospitals as required under RCW 74.60.130.

Effective Date: July 1, 2012.

Description: The medicaid agency proposes to create a quality incentive payment for qualifying noncritical access hospitals in accordance with RCW 74.60.130. Incentives are based on evidence-based treatment and processes and effective purchasing strategies used to improve health care outcomes for hospital patients. The incentive is a one percent increase to inpatient hospital rates for noncritical access hospitals that meet the quality incentive benchmark. Copies of the amendment are available from the person named below.

For additional information, contact Sandy Stith, Office of Hospital Finance, P.O. Box 45500, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1949, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 753-9152, e-mail

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