WSR 04-03-065

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 15, 2004, 4:27 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 03-72 MAA.

Subject: Wheelchairs durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies: HIPAA implementation.

Effective Date: September 22, 2003.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after October 1, 2003, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will discontinue the use of all state-unique procedure codes. Providers must attach the Wheelchairs durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies billing instructions dated October 2003, when billing the MAA for services provided to MAA clients. These new billing instructions reflect changes made due to HIPAA implementation.

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 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office