INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Vendor rate increase for dental anesthesia, new procedure codes billable, and corrections to November 2002 dental billing instructions.
Effective Date: Dates of service on and after January 1, 2003.
Document Description: Effective with dates of service on and after January 1, 2003, MAA is implementing a vendor rate increase for dental anesthesia, as part of the targeted vendor rate increase authorized by the 2002 legislature. MAA is adding three new procedure codes for root canal retreatment and publishing corrections to the dental billing instructions, dated November 2002.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Kevin Sullivan, Regulatory Improvement Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Program Support, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov (click on Numbered Memorandum link), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section