INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
Legal and Administrative Services
Subject: Indian health services (IHS) encounter rate increase.
Effective Date: July 1, 2012.
Effective July 1, 2012, the agency will pay the increased IHS encounter rate of $316.00 for medicaid-covered encounter services provided on and after January 1, 2012, if the billed amount on the claim is $316.00. Effective no later than September 15, 2012, the agency will mass adjust previously paid claims that were paid at the $294.00 rate. Providers do not need to adjust claims previously paid by the agency.
For additional information, contact Amber Dassow, HCA, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, web site http://www.hca.wa.gov/.