WSR 02-15-063

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed July 11, 2002, 4:25 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-42 MAA.

Subject: Vendor rate increase for outpatient hospitals.

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);
The updated Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (MCLFS);
Additions to the year 2002 current procedural terminology (CPTTM) codes;
Changes to the health care financing administration common procedure coding system (HCPCS) Level II codes;
Technical changes; and
An appropriated 1.5% vendor rate increase.
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