WSR 02-09-035

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed April 10, 2002, 3:42 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-11 MAA.

Subject: Prescribers identifier -- Prescription drug program (all prescribers memo).

Effective Date: Not mandatory - April 15, 2002 (date of letter).

Document Description: The Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) is requesting prescribing providers who have a 9-digit Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) prescriber number to put their DEA number on all prescriptions for medical assistance clients, effective immediately, instead of their 7-digit DSHS provider number.

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.

April 8, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office