WSR 04-03-056

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 15, 2004, 4:20 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 03-61 MAA.

Subject: Updates to the prescription drug program.

Effective Date: August 21, 2003.

Document Description: Effective for claims with dates of service on and after October 1, 2003, (unless otherwise specified within this numbered memoranda), the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement the following updates to the prescription drug program:

Additions to the preferred drug list;

Additions and modifications to expedited prior authorization codes and criteria;

Changes in limitations of certain drugs; and

Removal from and changes to prior authorization requirement of certain drugs.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publications Section, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Policy and Analysis, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1349 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memos," "Year 2003"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail salmobl@dshs.wa.gov.

January 14, 2004

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office