WSR 04-23-034

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed November 9, 2004, 3:45 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-79 MAA.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Preferred drug list, drug limitations, and expedited prior authorization updates.

Effective Date: November 3, 2004.

Document Description: Effective for claims with dates of service on and after December 6, 2004 (unless otherwise noted), the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement the following changes to the prescription drug program:

Therapeutic drug class to be implemented as part of the Washington preferred drug list;

Addition to the list of limitations on certain drugs; and

Additions to the expedited prior authorization 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 2004"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail salmobl@dshs.wa.gov.

November 8, 2004

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office