WSR 02-13-040

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed June 12, 2002, 4:00 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-46 MAA.

Subject: Vendor rate increase for kidney centers.

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 a 1.5% vendor rate increase as authorized by the 2001-2003 Biennium Appropriations Act.

Retroactive to dates of service on and after January 1, 2002, MAA reimburses for the following new codes for blood units used in outpatient blood transfusions performed by kidney centers. P9045, P9046, P9047, P9048, and P9050 (see descriptions on attached replacement pages).

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