WSR 02-12-089

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed June 4, 2002, 2:27 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-27 MAA.

Subject: Vendor rate increase for licensed midwives.

Effective Date: July 1, 2002.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2002, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement:

The updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Data Base Year 2002 RVUs;

The updated Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule;

The Year 2002 additions of Current Procedural Terminology codes;

Additions to HCPCS Level II codes;

Immunization administration codes; and

A legislatively appropriated one and one-half (1.5) percent vendor rate increase.

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.

June 3, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office