WSR 14-07-044
[Filed March 13, 2014, 1:09 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Public Notice – Medicaid State Plan Amendment 14-0016.
Effective Date: July 1, 2014.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit Medicaid State Plan Amendment 14-0016 to amend hospital inpatient payment methods to comply with state and federal rules and the state's 2013-2015 budget. The agency will change the software used for inpatient hospital claims from the All Patient-Diagnosis Related Group (AP-DRG) to the All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) software. This change will include updates to the payment methods and policies regarding inpatient hospital rates and claim payments. This is a budget neutral change with no expected increase to annual aggregate expenditures.
For additional information, contact Scott Palafox, Office of Hospital Finance, 626 8th Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1858, TDD/TTY 800-848-5429, e-mail