WSR 16-19-025
[Filed September 13, 2016, 6:54 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0012.
Description: On June 15, 2016, under WSR 16-12-045, the health care authority (HCA) published its intention to submit medicaid SPA 16-0012 in order to create a special family planning only benefit package. The family planning only benefit package would cover limited family planning and family planning-related services for women and men who are currently covered by HCA's two waiver programs - family planning only extension and take charge. These two programs are currently authorized through an 1115 demonstration waiver that expires December 31, 2016. HCA intended to transition all clients currently enrolled in these two programs into the new family planning only program beginning on January 1, 2017.
At this time, the agency has decided to postpone submitting a SPA and request a one year extension of the current waiver. This will allow sufficient time for the agency to make the administrative adjustments necessary to implement a new family planning only benefit package.
For additional information, contact Anaya Balter, Family Planning Program Manager, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 725-1652, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 725-1152, e-mail, web site