WSR 11-07-031

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed March 10, 2011, 4:18 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 (DSHS).

Medicaid Purchasing Administration

Division of Healthcare Services



Document Title: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 11-11.

Subject: Nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT).

Effective Date: January 1, 2011.

Document Description: DSHS intends to submit SPA 11-11 to convert the remaining transportation broker regions so that expenditures can be claimed as medical services at the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) rate. Those specified regions must meet the requirements at 42 C.F.R. 44.0170 after a competitive procurement was conducted in late 2010. A previous SPA was approved that converted specified broker regions (covering approximately eighty percent of NEMT trips) so expenditures can be claimed as medical services at the FMAP rate. SPA 11-11 will convert the remainder of the broker regions in the state.

Contact Paul Meury, Transportation, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 725-1317, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 664-0261, e-mail meurypa@dshs.wa.gov.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office