WSR 02-17-097

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed August 20, 2002, 4:20 p.m. ]


DESCRIPTION OF INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT


Document Title: Numbered Memorandum 02-47 MAA.

Subject: Vendor rate increase for medical nutrition.

Effective Date: July 1, 2002.

Document Description: Retroactive for dates of service on and after July 1, 2002, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement a 1.5% vendor rate increase for medical nutrition equipment and supplies as authorized by the 2001-2003 Biennium Appropriations Act. The fees for state-unique codes have been realigned in the medical nutrition program. Medicare rates are used for HCPCS* codes; as a result, some rates may be decreased. Medical nutrition product pricing is currently under review.

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.

August 15, 2002

E. A. Myers, Manager

Rules and Publications Section

Washington State Code Reviser's Office