WSR 02-16-029

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 29, 2002, 3:29 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-57 MAA.

Subject: Increase in maximum allowable drug dispensing fees and mandatory reporting of prescriber DEA number for schedule II drugs.

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 a 1.5% vendor rate increase for drug dispensing fees, as authorized by the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act;

Require pharmacies to enter the prescribing provider's DEA number in the Prescriber ID field on all prescription drug claims for schedule II drugs.

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.

July 25, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office