INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14, 2004
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section