INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendments 03-027 and 03-028.
Effective Date: December 18, 2003.
Document Description: The Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, is updating the Medicaid state plan through State Plan Amendments TN 03-027 and TN 03-028 to further describe policy and methods used in establishing hospital payment rates explained in Attachment 4.19-A, Part I of the plan. A notice was previously published under WSR 04-01-029, which listed this update as State Plan Amendment (SPA) 03-027. Subsequent to that publishing, the department separated the two types of payment methodology into two SPAs as explained below.
This update provides clarification on payment methodology for the following:
|•||Clarification concerning payment for newborn screening tests (SPA 03-027); and|
|•||Clarification concerning disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments for public hospitals. In this SPA the DSH payments for public hospitals that is now set at 100% of cost, will be augmented to indicate that the payments will not exceed 175% of costs for SFY2003 and SFY2004 only. (SPA 03-028)|
Written comments may be sent to: Doug Porter, Assistant Secretary, Medical Assistance Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45080, Olympia, WA 98504-5080.
For more information regarding this clarification of language, please write to Larry Linn, Rates Analysis Section, Medical Assistance Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-5510.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Ann Myers, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Policy and Analysis, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1345, weblink http://maa.dshs.wa.gov, TDD (800) 848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail Myersea@dshs.wa.gov.
December 15, 2003