INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: Prescription drug program: Expedited prior authorization and drug limitation updates.
Effective Date: September 30, 2004.
Document Description: Effective the week of October 4, 2004, and after, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will implement the following changes to the prescription drug program:
♦ Additions to the expedited prior authorization (EPA) codes and criteria;
♦ Deletions from the EPA list; and
♦ Additions to the list of limitations on certain drugs.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statement, contact Barbara Salmon, Rules and Publications Section, Department of Social and Health Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Division of Policy and Analysis, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1349 or go to website http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/download/publicationsfees.htm (click on "Numbered Memos," "Year 2003"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 7, 2004
E. A. Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section