HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed May 23, 2019, 2:39 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 19-0017 Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Rates.
Effective Date: October 1, 2019.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) in conjunction with the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) intend to submit medicaid SPA 19-0017 in order to reflect the increases to the behavioral rehabilitation services (BRS) rates as mandated in ESHB 1109 passed by the legislature and signed by the governor on May 21, 2019. The bill appropriates $10,828,000 in general funds-state for state fiscal year 2020, $10,993,000 in general funds-state for state fiscal year 2021, and $13,365,000 in general funds-federal for the biennium. BRS providers contracted with Washington state will begin receiving these new rates on October 1, 2019.
SPA 19-0017 is expected to increase the annual aggregate payments for behavioral rehabilitation services.
SPA 19-0017 is in the development process; therefore a copy is not yet available for review. HCA and DCYF would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy when it becomes available or submit comments, please contact the person named below (please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment).
Contact Michael Campbell, Intensive Resources, 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98054, phone 509-654-4940, TRS 711, email Michael.campbell[@dcyf].wa.gov, web site www.dcyf.gov.