WSR 13-17-097
[Filed August 21, 2013, 6:54 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment 13-27 Telehealth.
Effective Date: January 1, 2014.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 13-27 regarding telehealth. Telehealth is when a health care practitioner uses interactive real-time audio and video telecommunications to deliver covered services that are within his or her scope of practice to a client at a site other than the site where the provider is located.
This SPA is being submitted at the request of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The medicaid program has covered certain telehealth services since 2004; this SPA does not change existing services or payments or change aggregate annual expenditures.
For additional information, contact Gail Kreiger, Health Care Services, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone (360) 725-1681, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 725-1328, e-mail