WSR 13-22-041
[Filed October 31, 2013, 1:46 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment 13-41.
Effective Date: October 1, 2013.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit medicaid state plan amendment (SPA) 13-41 to remove Attachment 1.2-D page 1, which describes the agencies that may make certain eligibility determinations for the medicaid program. The department of social and health services (DSHS) is specified as such an agency. In addition, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is specified as a designated local agency for limited medicaid eligibility determinations. Beginning October 1, 2013, with the implementation of the Washington Healthplanfinder, determinations for all family, children and pregnancy medicaid programs, as well as the new adult group, will be done automatically. Therefore the need for state or tribal eligibility staff to determine eligibility for these groups using ACES is no longer required; SPA 13-41 will delete information regarding both entities' responsibilities in this area.
Termination of this Indian Nation (or tribal) agreement with the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe will reduce agency expenditures by approximately $27,000 per fiscal year. No other fiscal impact is anticipated.
For additional information, contact Stephen Kozak, Eligibility and Service Delivery, P.O. Box 5534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1343, TDD/TTY 800-848-5429, fax (360) 664-2186, e-mail