INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
Division of Legal Services
Subject: Rural health clinics.
Effective Date: January 1, 2011.
Description: Retroactively effective for dates of service on January 1, 2011, the medicaid program of the HCA will revise the Rural Health Clinic Medicaid Provider Guide to implement a change from fee for service to encounters for both:
*Early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) services.
*Maternity care -- including prenatal care, nonhospital deliveries, and postpartum care.
This change is reflected in the 2011-2013 operating budget, section 1109(48), chapter 50, Laws of 2011 1st sp. sess.
For additional information, contact Amber Dassow, HCA, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, web site http://www.hca.wa.gov/.