WSR 05-15-005

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 6, 2005, 2:21 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 05-35 MAA.

Subject: Ambulance and Involuntary Treatment Act (TA) transportation: Fee schedule changes.

Effective Date: July 1, 2005.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2005, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will update the ambulance transportation fee schedule with the one (1.0) percent vendor rate increase (VRI) appropriated by the legislature for the 2006 state fiscal year.

After consultation with the Washington Ambulance Association (WAA) and other ambulance providers, MAA will apply the amount appropriated for the ambulance VRI to ground ambulance base rates and air ambulance liftoff fees only. Rates for all other ambulance procedure codes will remain at their current level.

There is no VRI for providers of Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) transportation serv.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Office of Rules and Publications, 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 web site http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memos," "Year 2005"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail salmobl@dshs.wa.gov.

July 5, 2005

Barbara Salmon

for Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office