INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Prescription drug program updates -- Additions to TCS preferred drug list/EPA/PA criteria and coverage.
Effective Date: May 1, 2003.
Document Description: This memorandum describes the following changes in the Medical Assistance Administration's (MAA) prescription drug program effective May 1, 2003, (unless otherwise specified):
• Additions to MAA's preferred drug list in therapeutic consultation services (TCS);
• Modifications and additions to the expedited prior authorization criteria;
• Changes in limitations of certain drugs; and
• Drug coverage changes to prior authorization.
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, phone (360) 725-1344 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memoranda," "Year 2003"), TDD (800) 848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 24, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section