WSR 09-17-014

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed August 6, 2009, 11:43 a.m. ]


Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement


In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services (DSHS).


Health and Recovery Services Administration (HRSA)

Division of Legal Services


Document Title: # Memo 09-57.

Subject: Nondurable MSE: Limitations on diabetic supplies, incontinent supplies, and gloves; discontinued coverage of bathroom equipment, compression garments, and blood pressure monitoring devices.

Effective Date: August 1, 2009.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after August 1, 2009, DSHS will:

Implement new maximum allowable quantities for blood glucose test strips and lancets and add expedited prior authorization (EPA) for pregnant women with gestational diabetes;
Implement new limitations on incontinent supplies (briefs/pull-ups/liners);
Implement new limitations on sterile and nonsterile gloves and add EPA for nonsterile gloves for clients residing in an assisted living facility; etc.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Amber Dassow, HRSA, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail dassoal@dshs.wa.gov, web site http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov.

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