WSR 02-14-078

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed June 28, 2002, 4:01 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-64 MAA.

Subject: Clarification of MAA's notification requirements for discontinuing inpatient hospitalization when no longer medically necessary.

Effective Date: July 1, 2002.

Document Description: This memorandum clarifies MAA's notification requirements and reimbursement policy for situations where a client no longer requires medically necessary, inpatient hospital medical care but chooses to remain in the hospital past the period of medical necessity.

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 26, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office