HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 5, 2019, 1:19 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 19-0031 Detoxification Services.
Effective Date: January 1, 2020.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit medicaid SPA 19-0031 to add reimbursement methodology for secure withdrawal management and stabilization. The per diem rate on the agency fee schedule for secure withdrawal management and stabilization is set at a flat fee, based upon market value, other states' fees, and budget impacts. Effective January 1, 2020, the Washington state legislature increased the rate from $536.64 to $650.
The agency estimates that SPA 19-0031 may increase the annual aggregate fee-for-service payment to secure withdrawal management facilities by $142,730 in state fiscal year 2020.
SPA 19-0031 is in the development process; therefore a copy is not yet available for review. The agency would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy when it becomes available or to 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).
Interested parties may submit comments and concerns about the rates or the effects the changes may have on beneficiary access to care or continued service access. Please submit comments and concerns to email@example.com. Please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment.
Contact Christy Vaughn, Planned Home Births and Birthing Centers, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-2710, phone 360-725-0468, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov.