WSR 11-06-046

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed March 1, 2011, 9:01 a.m. ]


Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement


In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services.

Medicaid Purchasing Administration

Division of Healthcare Services



Document Title: Medicaid State Plan Amendment 11-07.

Subject: Concurrent care for children under age twenty-one enrolled in hospice.

Effective Date: November 1, 2011.

Document Description: Under Section 2302 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148), states are required to provide concurrent hospice care and treatment services for individuals under twenty-one years of age enrolled in medicaid who elect hospice care. Washington is submitting SPA 11-07 to establish that a family electing to receive hospice care for an individual under age twenty-one is no longer required to waive treatment for the terminal illness. This program is anticipated to become effective on or around November 1, 2011.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Ellen Silverman, Hospice, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98503, phone (360) 725-1570, TDD/TTY 800-848-5429, fax (360) 725-1966, e-mail silvees@dshs.wa.gov, web site www.dshs.wa.gov.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office