INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Billing clarification for detox services (for DOS 7/1/03-10/1/03 and after 10/1/03).
Effective Date: July 1, 2003, and October 1, 2003.
Document Description: This memorandum explains which procedure codes physicians should use when billing for detox services between 7/1/03-10/1/03 and then which procedure codes to use as a result of HIPAA on and after 10/1/03 DOS.
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/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memoranda," "Year 2003"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail mailto:email@example.com.
September 29, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section