INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Blood banks: Fee schedule changes and discontinued state-unique procedure codes surgery centers: Fee schedule update and technical changes.
Effective Date: June 30, 2003.
Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2003, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will:
|•||Implement the updated Medicare physician fee schedule data base (MPFSDB) year 2003 relative value units (RVUs);|
|•||Implement the updated Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (MCLFS);|
|•||Implement the year 2003 additions of current procedural terminology (CPT.) codes;|
|•||Implement the additions to health care financing administration common procedure coding system (HCPCS) Level II codes; and|
|•||Discontinue all state-unique procedure codes previously used in the blood bank services billing instructions.|
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 13, 2003
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section