WSR 05-03-047

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed January 11, 2005, 2:45 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 04-97 MAA.

Subject: Wheelchairs durable medical equipment (DME), and supplies: 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 (MAA) will:

Begin using 2005 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; and

Update policy related to wheelchairs and 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.

January 3, 2005

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office