WSR 04-19-125

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed September 21, 2004, 4:08 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-64 MAA.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Unit dose reimbursement updates.

Effective Date: August 20, 2004.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after September 1, 2004, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement the following changes to the point-of-sale (POS) system:

POS will no longer pay a unit dose dispensing fee to nonunit dose providers; and
POS will no longer pay a unit dose dispensing fee when a prescription is filled using drugs prepackaged in unit dose form by the manufacturer.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publications Section, DSHS, 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.

September 20, 2004

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office