WSR 04-08-121

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed April 7, 2004, 9:05 a.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-15 MAA.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Updates to the preferred drug list and prior authorization.

Effective Date: Reissued March 29, 2004.

Document Description: Effective April 1, 2004 and after, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement the following changes to the prescription drug program:

Administration of the preferred drug list (PDL) by affiliated computer services (ACS);
Process changes for preferred drug list (PDL);
MAA's preferred drug list (PDL); and
PDL related expedited prior authorization (EPA) codes and criteria.
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.

April 5, 2004

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office