WSR 02-13-069

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed June 14, 2002, 3:29 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-60 MAA.

Subject: Copayment for emergency room visits.

Effective Date: July 1, 2002.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2002, the Medical Assistance Administration will require certain clients to pay a $3.00 copayment for visits to hospital emergency rooms when:

1. The client is not found to have an emergency medical condition; and

2. Reasonable alternative access to care was available.

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 12, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office