WSR 10-17-041

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed August 10, 2010, 3:23 p.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.


Medicaid Purchasing Administration

Division of Rates and Finance



Document Title: Public Notice.

Subject: Title XIX Medicaid State Plan Amendment #10-018.

Effective Date: July 1, 2010.

Document Description: The department is proposing to change the reimbursement methodology for certain medicaid-covered air ambulance services to a reasonable cost methodology - a process where costs for major air ambulance providers are identified and compared to direct fee-for-service payments. Based on this comparison, additional payment or recovery of payment will be made to assure the total of payment equals cost. This change is intended to ensure access to air ambulance services and is anticipated to increase medicaid expenditures by $2.7M annually.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Ann Myers, Office of Rules and Publications, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 1-360-725-1345, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax 1-360-586-9727, e-mail myersea@dshs.wa.gov.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office