WSR 10-23-052

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed November 10, 2010, 3:04 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 (MPA)

Division of Healthcare Services



Document Title: Medicaid State Plan Amendment.

Subject: Freestanding birthing centers reimbursement.

Effective Date: January 1, 2011.

Document Description: The MPA intends to submit a Title XIX medicaid state plan amendment (SPA) to reflect the addition of freestanding birth center services as a mandatory medicaid benefit, in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While the state already covers this service, it is funded with state-only funds; this SPA will enable the state to claim federal matching funds.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Ellen Silverman, Medical Benefits and Clinical Review, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1520, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9551, e-mail silvees@dshs.wa.gov.

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