WSR 05-07-055

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed March 11, 2005, 3:22 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 05-09 MAA.

Subject: Prescription drug program: Washington preferred drug list and prior authorization changes.

Effective Date: April 1, 2005.

Document Description: Effective for claims with dates of service on and after April 1, 2005, except as otherwise noted, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement the following changes:

Therapeutic drug class changes to be implemented as part of the Washington preferred drug list;
Expedited prior authorization (EPA) changes; and
Prior authorization changes.
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 2005"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail salmobl@dshs.wa.gov.

March 7, 2005

Ann Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office