WSR 07-10-098

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed May 1, 2007, 3:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-22-054.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Part 4 of 6; amending WAC 388-550-3700 DRG high-cost and low-cost outliers.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6097), on June 5, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than June 6, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail schilse@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m. on June 5, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller by June 1, 2007, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at schilse@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule describes how the department pays inpatient hospital claims for dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007. The proposed rule reflects recommendations made in the navigant study and supported by the state legislature. In addition, the proposed rules replace "medical assistance administration (MAA)" with "the department," and update and clarify other language.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: In 2005, ESSB 6090 recommended that a study be done by navigant to look at the department's inpatient hospital payment system and include recommendations on the design. This rule is written to incorporate the results of the navigant study into rule, and to update information on the department's hospital coverage, rate-setting, and payment processes. At the same time and for the same reasons, the department is proposing rule making to reflect changes and new sections in chapter 388-550 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.500.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.500.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kathy Sayre, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, (360) 725-1342; Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Linn, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, (360) 725-1856.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department has determined that the proposed rule will not create more than minor costs for affected small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Larry Linn, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, phone (360) 725-1856, fax (360) 753-9152, e-mail linnld@dshs.wa.gov.

April 26, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

3866.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-13-053, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03)

WAC 388-550-3700   DRG high-cost and low-cost outliers, and new system DRG and per diem high outliers.   This section applies to inpatient hospital claims paid under the diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment methodology, and for dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007. It also applies to inpatient hospital claims paid under per diem payment methodology.

(1) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, a medicaid or state-administered claim qualifies as a DRG high-cost outlier when:

(a) The client's admission date on the claim is before January 1, 2001, the stay did not meet the definition of "administrative day," and the allowed charges exceed:

(i) A threshold of twenty-eight thousand dollars; and

(ii) A threshold of three times the applicable DRG payment amount.

(b) The client's admission date on the claim is January 1, 2001, or after, the stay did not meet the definition of "administrative day," and the allowed charges exceed:

(i) A threshold of thirty-three thousand dollars; and

(ii) A threshold of three times the applicable DRG payment amount.

(2) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, if the claim qualifies as a DRG high-cost outlier, the high-cost outlier threshold, for payment purposes, is the amount in subsection (1)(a)(i) or (ii), whichever is greater, for an admission date before January 1, 2001; or subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii), whichever is greater, for an admission date January 1, 2001 or after.

(3) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, the department determines payment for medicaid claims that qualify as DRG high-cost outliers as follows:

(a) All qualifying claims, except for claims in psychiatric DRGs 424-432 and in-state children's hospitals, are paid seventy-five percent of the allowed charges above the outlier threshold determined in subsection (2) of this section, multiplied by the hospital's RCC rate, plus the applicable DRG payment.

(b) In-state children's hospitals are paid eighty-five percent of the allowed charges above the outlier threshold determined in subsection (2) of this section, multiplied by the hospital's RCC rate, plus the applicable DRG payment.

(c) Psychiatric DRG high-cost outliers for DRGs 424-432 are paid one hundred percent of the allowed charges above the outlier threshold determined in subsection (2) of this section, multiplied by the hospital's RCC rate, plus the applicable DRG payment.

Three examples for DRG high-cost outlier claim qualification and payment calculation (admission dates are January 1, 2001, or after, and before August 1, 2007).


Examples for DRG high-cost outlier claim qualification and payment calculation (admission dates are January 1, 2001, or after).
Allowed Charges Applicable DRG Payment Three times App. DRG Payment Allowed Charges > $33,000? Allowed Charges

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Three times App. DRG Payment?

DRG High-Cost Outlier Payment Hospital's Individual RCC Rate
$17,000 $5,000 $15,000 No Yes N/A 64%
*33,500 5,000 15,000 Yes Yes **$5,240 64%
10,740 35,377 106,131 No No N/A 64%


Medicaid

Payment calculation example for allowed charges of:

Nonpsych DRGs/Nonin-state children's hospital (RCC is 64%)
*$33,500 Allowed charges
- $33,000

$ 500

The greater amount of 3 x app. DRG pymt ($15,000) or $33,000
x 48% 75% of allowed charges x hospital RCC rate (nonpsych DRGs/nonin-state children's) (75% x 64% = 48%)
$ 240 Outlier portion
+ $ 5,000 Applicable DRG payment
**$ 5,240 Outlier payment

(4) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, DRG high-cost outliers for state-administered programs are paid according to WAC 388-550-4800.

(5) ((A)) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, a medicaid or state-administered claim qualifies as a DRG low-cost outlier if:

(a) The client's admission date on the claim is before January 1, 2001, and the allowed charges are:

(i) Less than ten percent of the applicable DRG payment; or

(ii) Less than four hundred dollars.

(b) The client's admission date on the claim is January 1, 2001, or after, and the allowed charges are:

(i) Less than ten percent of the applicable DRG payment; or

(ii) Less than four hundred fifty dollars.

(6) If the claim qualifies as a DRG low-cost outlier:

(a) For an admission date before January 1, 2001, the low-cost outlier amount is the amount in subsection (5)(a)(i) or (ii), whichever is greater; or

(b) For an admission date on January 1, 2001, or after, the low-cost outlier amount is the amount in subsection (5)(b)(i) or (ii), whichever is greater.

(7) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, the department determines payment for a Medicaid claim that qualifies as a DRG low-cost outlier by multiplying the allowed charges for each claim by the hospital's RCC rate.

(8) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, DRG low-cost outliers for state-administered programs are paid according to WAC 388-550-4800.

(9) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007 the department makes day outlier payments to hospitals in accordance with section 1923 (a)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act, for clients who have exceptionally long stays that do not reach DRG high-cost outlier status. A hospital is eligible for the day outlier payment if it meets all of the following criteria:

(a) The hospital is a disproportionate share hospital (DSH) and the client served is under age six, or the hospital may not be a DSH hospital but the client served is a child under age one;

(b) The payment methodology for the admission is DRG;

(c) The allowed charges for the hospitalization are less than the DRG high-cost outlier threshold as defined in subsection (2) of this section; and

(d) The client's length of stay exceeds the day outlier threshold for the applicable DRG payment amount. The day outlier threshold is defined as the number of days in an average length of stay for a discharge (for an applicable DRG payment), plus twenty days.

(10) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007 the department bases the day outlier payment on the number of days that exceed the day outlier threshold, multiplied by the administrative day rate.

(11) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, the department's total payment for day outlier claims is the applicable DRG payment plus the day outlier or administrative days payment.

(12) For dates of admission before August 1, 2007, a client's outlier claim is either a day outlier or a high-cost outlier, but not both.

(13) For dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007, the department does not identify a claim as a low cost outlier or day outlier. Instead, these claims are processed using the applicable payment method described in this chapter. The department may review claims with very low costs.

(14) For dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007, the department allows a high outlier payment for claims paid using the DRG payment method when high outlier qualifying criteria are met. The estimated costs of the claim are calculated by multiplying the total submitted charges, minus the noncovered charges on the claim, by the hospital's ratio of costs-to-charges (RCC) rate. The department identifies a DRG high outlier claim based on the claim's estimated costs. To qualify as a DRG high outlier claim, the department determined estimated costs for the claim must be greater than both the fixed outlier cost threshold of fifty thousand dollars and one hundred seventy-five percent of the applicable base DRG allowed amount for payment. These criteria are also used to determine if a transfer claim qualifies for high outlier payment when a transfer claim is submitted to the department by a transferring hospital.

For Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center, and claims grouped to neonatal and pediatric DRGs under the DRG payment method, the department identifies a high outlier claim based on the claim's estimated costs. To qualify as a high outlier claim, the claim's estimated cost amount must be greater than both the fixed outlier threshold of fifty thousand dollars and one hundred fifty percent of the applicable base DRG allowed amount for payment.

(15) For dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007, the department may allow an adjustment for a high outlier for per diem claims grouped to a DRG classification in one of the acute unstable DRG service categories, i.e., medical, surgical, burn, and neonatal. These service categories are described in subsection (16) of this section.

The department identifies high outlier per diem claims for medical, surgical, burn, and neonatal DRG service categories based on the claim estimated costs. The claim estimated costs are the total submitted charges, minus the noncovered charges for the claim, multiplied by the hospital's ratio of costs-to-charges (RCC) related to the admission. To qualify as a high outlier claim, when a claim is grouped to medical, surgical, burn, or neonatal DRG service category, the claim's estimated cost amount must be greater than both the fixed outlier threshold of fifty thousand dollars and one hundred seventy-five percent of the applicable per diem base allowed amount for payment.

For Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center, and claims grouped to neonatal and pediatric DRGs under medical, surgical, burn, and neonatal services categories, the department identifies high outlier claims based on the claim's estimated costs. To qualify as a high outlier claim, the claim's estimated cost amount must be greater than both the fixed outlier threshold of fifty thousand dollars and one hundred fifty percent of the applicable per diem base allowed amount for payment.

The department performs retrospective prepay utilization review on all per diem outlier claims that exceed the department determined DRG average length of stay (LOS). If the department determines the entire LOS or part of the LOS is not medically necessary, the claim will be denied or the payment will be adjusted.

(16) For dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007, the term "unstable" is used generically to describe an AP-DRG classification that has fewer than ten occurrences (low volume), or that is unstable based on the statistical stability test indicated in this subsection, and to describe such claims in the major service categories of per diem paid claims identified in this section. The formula for the statistical stability test calculates the required size of a sample population of values necessary to estimate a mean cost value with ninety percent confidence and within an acceptable error of plus or minus twenty percent given the population's estimated standard deviation.

Specifically, this formula is:

N=(Z2 * S2)/R2, where

The Z statistic for 90 percent confidence is 1.64

S=the standard deviation for the AP-DRG classification, and

R=acceptable error range, per sampling unit

If the actual number of claims within an AP-DRG classification is less than the calculated N size for that classification during relative weight recalibration, the department designates that DRG classification as unstable for purposes of calculating relative weights. And as previously stated, for relative weight recalibration, the department also designates any DRG classification having less than ten claims in total in the claims sample used to recalibrate the relative weights, as low volume and unstable.

The DRG classification assigned to the per diem payment method, that are in one of the following major services categories in subsection (16)(a) through (d) of this section, qualify for determination to ascertain if a high outlier payment is appropriate. The department specifies those DRG classifications to be paid the per diem payment method because the DRG classification has low volume and/or unstable claims data for determination of a AP-DRG relative weight. A claim in a DRB classification that falls into one of the following major services categories that the department designates for per diem payment, may receive a per diem high outlier payment when the claim meets the high outlier criteria as described in subsection (15) of this section:

(a) Neonatal claims, based on assignment to medical diagnostic category (MDC) 15;

(b) Burn claims based on assignment to MDC 22;

(c) AP-DRG groups that include primarily medical procedures, excluding any neonatal or burn per diem classifications identified in (a) and (b) of this subsection; and

(d) AP-DRG groups that include primarily surgical procedures, excluding any neonatal or burn per diem classifications identified in (a) and (b) of this subsection.

(17) For dates of admission on and after August 1, 2007, the high outlier claim payment processes for the general assistance-unemployable (GA-U) program are the same as those for the medicaid or SCHIP DRG paid and per diem paid claims, except that the DRG rates and per diem rates are reduced, and the percent of outlier adjustment factor applied to the payment may be reduced. The high outlier claim payment process for medicaid or SCHIP DRG paid and per diem paid claims is as follows:

(a) The department determines the claim estimated cost amount that is used in the determination of the high outlier claim qualification and the high outlier threshold for the calculation of outlier adjustment amount. The claim estimated cost is equal to the total submitted charges, minus the noncovered charges reported on the claim, multiplied by the hospital's inpatient ratio of costs-to-charges (RCC) related to the admission.

(b) The high outlier threshold when calculating the high outlier adjustment portion of the total payment allowed amount on the claim is:

(i) For DRG paid claims grouped to non-neonatal or non-pediatric DRG classifications, and for DRG paid claims that are not from Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center or Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center, the high outlier threshold is one hundred seventy-five percent of the base DRG payment allowed amount;

(ii) For DRG paid claims grouped to neonatal or pediatric DRG classifications, and for DRG paid claims that are from Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center or Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center, the high outlier threshold is one hundred fifty percent of the base DRG payment allowed amount;

(iii) For non-specialty service category per diem paid claims grouped to non-neonatal and non-pediatric DRG classifications, and for non-specialty service category per diem paid claims that are not from Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center or Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center, the high outlier threshold is one hundred seventy-five percent of the base per diem payment allowed amount; and

(iv) For non-specialty service category per diem paid claims grouped to neonatal and pediatric DRG classifications, and for all non-specialty service category per diem paid claims from Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center, the high outlier threshold is one hundred fifty percent of the base per diem payment allowed amount;

(c) The high outlier payment allowed amount is equal to the difference between the department's estimated cost of services associated with the claim, and the high outlier threshold for payment, the resulting amount being multiplied by a percent of outlier adjustment factor. The percent of outlier adjustment factor is:

(i) Ninety-five percent for outlier claims that fall into one of the neonatal or pediatric AP-DRG classifications. All high outlier claims at Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center receive a ninety-five percent of outlier adjustment factor, regardless of AP-DRG classification assignment;

(ii) Ninety percent for outlier claims that fall into burn-related AP-DRG classifications;

(iii) Eighty-five percent for all other AP-DRG classifications; and

(iv) Reduced as indicated in WAC 388-550-4800 for state-administered programs' claims that are eligible for a high outlier payment.

(d) The high outlier payment allowed amount is added to the calculated allowed amount for the base DRG or base per diem payment, respectively, to determine the total payment allowed amount for the claim.


DRG high outlier
Three examples for medicaid or SCHIP DRG high outlier claim qualification and payment calculation (admission dates are on or after August 1, 2007). Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data.
Total Submitted Charges minus Noncovered Charges Base DRG Payment Allowed Amount1 175% of Base DRG Payment Allowed Amount Department Determined Estimated Costs Are Greater Than $50,000?2 Department Determined Estimated Costs Are Greater Than 175% of Base DRG Payment Allowed Amount? Total DRG High Outlier Claim Payment Allowed Amount3,4 Hospital's Individual RCC Rate
$95,600 $28,837 $50,465 Yes Yes $38,761 65%
$64,500 $28,837 $50,465 No Yes $28,837 65%
$77,000 $28,837 $50,465 Yes No $28,837 65%

All examples represent a claim that is a non-psychiatric claim and a claim that isn't from Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center or Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center.

Example one: The claim meets high cost outlier criteria. Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data:

1DRG conversion factor times DRG relative weight= Base DRG allowed amount

$6,300 x 4.5773 = $28,837 = Base DRG allowed amount

2Total submitted charges minus total noncovered charges times RCC rate = Department determined estimated costs

$95,600 x 65% = $62,140 = Department determined estimated costs

3If department determined estimated costs are greater than the outlier qualifying criteria (in this example $50,000), then (department determined estimated costs minus 175% of base DRG payment allowed amount (high outlier payment threshold)) times claim's percent of outlier adjustment factor (see subsection (17)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii)) = High outlier portion allowed amount, if greater than $0, otherwise $0.

$62,140 - $50,465 = $11,675 x 85% = $9,924 = High outlier portion allowed amount

4Base DRG payment allowed amount plus high outlier portion allowed amount = Total DRG high outlier claim payment amount

$28,837 + $9,924 = $38,761

Example two: The claim does not meet high cost outlier criteria due to department-determined estimated cost being less than $50,000. Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data:

1DRG conversion factor times DRG relative weight= Base DRG allowed amount

$6,300 x 4.5773 = $28,837 = Base DRG allowed amount

2Total submitted charges minus total noncovered charges times RCC rate = Department determined estimated costs

$64,500 x 65% = $41,925 = Department determined estimated costs

3If department determined estimated costs are greater than the outlier qualifying criteria, then (department determined estimated costs minus 175% of base DRG payment allowed amount (high outlier payment threshold)) times claim's percent of outlier adjustment factor (see subsection (17)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii))= High outlier portion allowed amount, if greater than $0, otherwise $0.

($41,925 - $50,465 = ($8,540)) x 85% = ($7,259), which is converted to $0. Also, $41,925 is not greater than $50,000, so the claim does not meet the high outlier qualifying criteria. Therefore, the high outlier portion allowed amount is $0.

4Base DRG payment allowed amount plus high outlier portion allowed amount = Total DRG high outlier claim payment allowed amount

$28,837 + $0 = $28,837

Example three: The claim does not meet high outlier criteria due to high DRG allowed amount. Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data:

1DRG conversion factor times DRG relative weight = Base DRG allowed amount

$6,300 x 4.5773 = $28,837 = Base DRG allowed amount

2Total submitted charges minus total noncovered charges times RCC rate = Department determined estimated costs

$77,000 x 65% = $50,050 = Department determined estimated costs

3If department determined estimated costs are greater than the outlier qualifying criteria, then (department determined estimated costs minus 175% of base DRG payment allowed amount (high outlier payment threshold)) times claim's percent of outlier adjustment factor (see subsection (17)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii))= high outlier portion allowed amount, if greater than $0, otherwise $0.

($50,050 - $50,465 = ($415)) x 85% = ($353), which is converted to $0. Also, $50,050 is greater than $50,000, but not greater than $50,465, so the claim does not meet the high outlier qualifying criteria. Therefore, the high outlier portion allowed amount is $0.

4Base DRG payment allowed amount plus high outlier portion allowed amount = Total DRG high outlier claim payment allowed amount

$28,837 + $0 = $28,837


Per Diem High Outlier
Three examples for medicaid and SCHIP per diem high outlier claim qualification and payment calculation (admission dates are on or after August 1, 2007). Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data.
Total Submitted Charges Less Total Noncovered Charges Base Per Diem Payment Allowed Amount1 175% of Base Per Diem Payment Allowed Amount Department Determined Estimated Costs Are Greater Than $50,000?2 Department Determined Estimated Costs Are Greater Than 175% of Base Per Diem Payment Allowed Amount? Total Per Diem High Outlier Claim's Payment Allowed Amount3,4 Hospital's Individual RCC Rate
$100,000 $25,000 $43,750 Yes Yes $47,313 70%
$64,000 $25,000 $43,750 No Yes $25,000 70%
$75,000 $35,000 $61,250 Yes No $35,000 70%

All examples represent a claim that is a non-psychiatric claim and a claim that isn't from Children's Hospital Regional Medical Center or Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center.

Example one: The claim meets high cost outlier criteria. Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data:

1Per diem rate times client's department recognized length of stay for eligible days = Base per diem allowed amount

$1,000 (rate) x 25 (days) = $25,000 = Base per diem allowed amount

2Total submitted charges minus total noncovered charges times RCC rate = Department determined estimated costs

$100,000 x 70% = $70,000 = Department determined estimated costs

3If department determined estimated costs are greater than the outlier qualifying criteria, then (department determined estimated costs minus 175% of base per diem payment allowed amount (high outlier payment threshold)) times claim's percent of outlier adjustment factor (see subsection (17)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii)) = High outlier portion allowed amount, if greater than $0, otherwise $0.

($70,000 - $43,750 = $26,250) x 85% = $22,313 = High outlier portion allowed amount

4Base per diem payment allowed amount plus high outlier portion allowed amount = Total per diem high outlier claim payment allowed amount

$25,000 + $22,313 = $47,313

Example two: The claim does not meet high cost outlier criteria due to department-determined estimated cost being less than $50,000. Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data:

1Per diem rate times client's department recognized length of stay for eligible days = Base per diem allowed amount

$1,000 x 25 = $25,000 = Base per diem allowed amount

2Total submitted charges minus total noncovered charges times RCC rate = Department determined estimated costs

$64,500 x 70% = $45,150 = Department determined estimated costs

3If department determined estimated costs are greater than the outlier qualifying criteria, then (department determined estimated costs minus 175% of base per diem payment allowed amount (high outlier payment threshold)) times claim's percent of outlier adjustment factor (see subsection (17)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii))= High outlier portion allowed amount, if greater than $0, otherwise $0.

($45,150 - $43,750 = $1,400), but $45,150 is not greater than $50,000, so the claim does not meet the high outlier qualifying criteria. Therefore, the high outlier portion allowed amount is $0.

4Base per diem payment allowed amount plus high outlier portion allowed amount = Total per diem high outlier claim payment allowed amount

$25,000 + $0 = $25,000

Example three: (The claim does not meet high outlier criteria due to high DRG allowed amount. Example dollar amounts are approximated and not based on real claims data):

1Per diem rate times client's department recognized length of stay for eligible days = Base per diem allowed amount

$1,000 x 35 = $35,000 = Base per diem allowed amount

2Total submitted charges minus total noncovered charges times RCC rate = Department determined estimated costs

$75,000 x 70% = $52,500 = Department determined estimated costs

3If department determined estimated costs are greater than the outlier qualifying criteria, then (department determined estimated costs minus 175% of base DRG payment allowed amount (high outlier payment threshold)) times claim's percent of outlier adjustment factor (see subsection (17)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii)) = High outlier portion allowed amount, if greater tan $0, otherwise $0.

($52,500 - $61,250 = (8,750)) x 85% = ($7,438), which is converted to $0. Also, $52,500 is greater than $50,000, but not greater than $61,250, so the claim does not meet the high outlier qualifying criteria. Therefore, the high outlier portion allowed amount is $0.

4Base per diem payment allowed amount plus high outlier portion allowed amount = Total per diem high outlier claim payment allowed amount

$35,000 + $0 = $35,000

(18) The department makes all applicable claim payment adjustments for client responsibility, third party liability, medicare, etc., to the payment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500. 03-13-053, 388-550-3700, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 42 U.S.C. 1395x(v), 42 C.F.R. 447.271, .11303, and .2652. 01-16-142, 388-550-3700, filed 7/31/01, effective 8/31/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 42 USC 1395 x(v), 42 CFR 447.271, 447.11303 and 447.2652. 99-06-046, 388-550-3700, filed 2/26/99, effective 3/29/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020. 98-01-124, 388-550-3700, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]

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