INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Medical nutrition program: Product list and policy changes.
Effective Date: April 6, 2004.
Document Description: Retroactive to dates of service on and after April 1, 2004, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) is making the following changes to MAA's medical nutrition program:
Clarifying the billing procedure for thickeners; adding SimplyThick to the product list; and removing the prior authorization requirement from certain bars and drinks.
These changes are reflected in the attached replacement pages for MAA's medical nutrition program billing instructions, dated November 2000.
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 email@example.com.
April 9, 2004
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publication Section