WSR 02-17-096

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed August 20, 2002, 4:19 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-67 MAA.

Subject: Increase in discount applied to the average wholesale price (AWP) of drugs paid for by the medical assistance program.

Effective Date: July 1, 2002.

Document Description: Effective with dates of service on and after August 1, 2002, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will increase the discount applied to the average wholesale price (AWP) of drugs.

For single source drugs and multiple source drugs with fewer than five manufacturers/labelers, the discount from AWP will increase from 11.0% to 14.0%.
The discount from AWP for multiple source drugs with five or more manufacturers/labelers will increase from 11.0% to 50.0%.

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.

August 15, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office