WSR 05-03-046

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 11, 2005, 2:44 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-96 MAA.

Subject: Medical nutrition: HCPCS code deletions.

Effective Date: January 1, 2005.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2005, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will no longer pay claims for HCPCS* codes B4151 and B4156 due to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) deletion of these codes. MAA is revising the product list and product classification in MAA's Medical Nutrition Billing Instructions to reflect these deletions.

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.

January 3, 2005

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office