WSR 02-13-037

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed June 12, 2002, 3:57 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-39 MAA.

Subject: Vendor rate increase for medical nutrition therapy.

Effective Date: July 1, 2002.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2002, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement:

The updated Medicare physician fee schedule data base (MPFSDB) year 2002 relative value units (RVUs); and

A legislatively appropriated 1.5% vendor rate increase. This increase will not be apparent in the rates for medical nutrition therapy, as MAA's previously assigned rates were already higher than the rates established using the RBRVS methodology.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Kevin Sullivan, Regulatory Improvement Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Program Support, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1344 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov (click on Numbered Memorandum link), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:sullikm@dshs.wa.gov.

June 6, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office