INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Rates and Finance
Subject: Notice of rule changes.
Effective Date: July 1, 2009.
Document Description: The department is proposing changes to disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment methods to comply with state rules and the state's 2009 - 2011 budget. This will include: DSH payment redistribution; eliminating small rural, small rural indigent assistance, and nonrural indigent assistance DSH programs; adding an outpatient component to general assistance - unemployable (GAU) DSH; and possible other revisions.
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Ann Myers, Office of Rules and Publications, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1345, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax 1-360-586-9727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.