INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Subject: New covered medications for sterilizations of TAKE CHARGE and family planning only clients.
Effective Date: March 1, 2005.
Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after March 1, 2005, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) will cover certain preoperative antianxiety medications and postoperative pain medications for TAKE CHARGE and Family Planning Only clients who undergo a sterilization procedure. MAA will update the current Family Planning Services and Family Planning Only Program, TAKE CHARGE, Physician-Related Services, and Prescription Drug Program billing instructions to reflect these changes.
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 2005"), TDD 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 22, 2005
Ann Myers, Manager
Rules and Publications Section