WSR 02-03-033

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 7, 2002, 3:23 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 01-74 MAA.

Subject: Smoking cessation counseling for pregnant women.

Effective Date: Claims on or after January 1, 2002.

Document Description: Effective for claims with dates of service on and after January 1, 2002, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will reimburse eligible providers for including smoking cessation counseling as part of an antepartum care visit or a postpregnancy office visit (which must take place within two months following live birth, miscarriage, fetal death, or pregnancy termination). This memorandum details the billing procedures.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Kevin Sullivan, Regulatory Improvement Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Program Support, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov (click on Numbered Memorandum link), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

December 28, 2001

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office