WSR 02-10-039

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed April 24, 2002, 4:24 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-17 MAA.

Subject: MAA to discontinue supplying paper HCFA-1500 claim forms.

Effective Date: As soon as current stock runs out.

Document Description: To support electronic billing of medical assistance claims, the medical assistance administration (MAA) will cease providing paper HCFA-1500 claim forms as soon as current stock is gone. Providers who choose to use paper HCFA-1500 claim forms will need to purchase them through commercial forms manufacturers. This memorandum reminds providers of the benefits of electronic billing.

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 22, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office