WSR 16-23-054
[Filed November 10, 2016, 10:07 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 17-0005 Therapies Fee Schedule.
Effective Date: January 1, 2017.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit medicaid SPA 17-0005 to revise the language regarding the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy fee schedule, which will be effective January 1, 2017. The language will be revised to add additional detail about how the rates for these therapies are developed. The added detail is not associated with actual methodology or rate structure changes; it is explanatory only.
The agency anticipates that adding explanatory language regarding the rate development process will have no effect on annual aggregate expenditures for providers or the state.
A copy of SPA 17-0005 is available upon request for review. The agency would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy or submit comments, please contact the person named below (please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment).
For additional information, contact Jean Bui, Rates Development, 626 [8th] Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 725-1973, TDD/TTY 800-848-5429, fax (253) 350-6512, e-mail, web site