WSR 14-04-111
[Filed February 4, 2014, 11:26 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-0015 Primary Care Rates.
Effective Date: January 1, 2014.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit SPA 14-0015 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to comply with certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The SPA will update the language regarding the calculation of medicare rates for calendar year (CY) 2014 in the previously approved SPA 13-23. Increased medicaid payment rates will be not less than medicare payment rates in calendar years 2013 and 2014 for eligible physicians specializing in family medicine, general internal medicine, and pediatric medicine when they furnish evaluation and management and vaccine administration services to eligible medicaid clients. The anticipated fiscal impact of this update has not changed from SPA 13-23: $18,813,096 for CY 2014.
For additional information, contact Jean Bui, Financial Services Rates, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-5510, phone (360) 725-1973, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (253) 350-6512, e-mail