WSR 02-15-061

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 11, 2002, 4:22 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-55 MAA.

Subject: Vendor rate increase for ambulance services.

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 for fee-for-service programs, as authorized by the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act. MAA will implement the following rate changes for ambulance services:

The amount of the vendor rate increase allocated for ground ambulance services will be applied entirely to the base rates (first client only); and
The amount of the vendor rate increase allocated for air ambulance services will be applied entirely to the liftoff fees.
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.

July 3, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office