SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
MEDICAID PAYMENT RATE METHODOLOGY
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010
The department received no comments in response on the proposed changes. This publication is the final notice that effective July 1, 2010, the department will implement the proposed changes published in WSR 10-10-118. Under RCW 74.46.421 (2)(b), the department must adjust the initial component rate allocations to assure that the statewide average payment rate of all nursing facilities is less than or equal to the statewide average payment rate specified in the Biennial Appropriations Act. The weighted average nursing facility payment rate shall not exceed $169.85 for state fiscal year (SFY) 2010 (July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010) and shall not exceed $166.24 for SFY 2011 (July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011).