WSR 12-09-009



[ Filed April 5, 2012, 10:32 a.m. ]

Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement

In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services.

Health Care Authority (HCA)

Legal and Administrative Services

Document Title: Provider Notice #12-22.

Subject: Ambulatory surgery centers.

Effective Date: April 15, 2012.

Description: Effective for dates of service on and after April 15, 2012, the medicaid program of the health care authority (the agency) will:

Require[ment] of prior authorization (PA) requests via Qualis Health or the agency for a select group of surgical procedure codes performed in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC);
Update the ASCs fee schedule with prior authorization changes; and
Continue the pilot project for the ASC setting and publish one fee schedule which incorporates both the fees for the pilot project procedure codes and their associated former groups.

For additional information, contact Amber Dassow, HCA, P.O. Box 45504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail, web site

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