WSR 05-15-011

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 6, 2005, 2:28 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 05-50 MAA.

Subject: Kidney center services: 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 implement:

The updated Medicare physician fee schedule data base (MPFSDB) year 2005 relative value units (RVUs);
The updated Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (MCLFS); and
The updated Medicare single drug pricer (SDP).
MAA is also implementing a one percent (1.0) vendor rate increase authorized by the 2005 Washington state legislature.

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