INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: New version of point-of-sale (POS).
Effective Date: October 1, 2003.
Document Description: In compliance with HIPAA requirements, the POS system is changing to NCPDP Version 5.1 claim format. DSHS' vendor is committed to an October 16 implementation date of using Version 5.1. DSHS advises that pharmacies maintain existing processes as a contingency if implementation is delayed. This memo lists the specifics for the new version and is accompanied by fifty-six page replacements to the Rx drug program billing instructions.
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/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memoranda," "Year 2003"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:email@example.com.
September 2, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section