WSR 05-02-011

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed December 27, 2004, 1:30 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-104 MAA.

Subject: Oxygen and respiratory therapy: Fee schedule changes.

Effective Date: January 1, 2005.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2005, the Medical Assistance Administration will:

Begin using 2005 current procedural technology (CPT) and healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) Level II code additions as discussed in this memorandum;

Add updates to maximum allowable fees for the year 2005;

Update policy related to CPAP humidifiers; and

Update policy related to repair of durable medical equipment.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publications Section, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Policy and Analysis, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1349 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memos," "Year 2004"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail salmobl@dshs.wa.gov.

December 21, 2004

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office