WSR 12-14-086



[ Filed July 2, 2012, 2:36 p.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 health care authority (HCA).


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Document Title: Provider Notice #12-48.

Subject: Inpatient hospital services medicaid provider guide.

Effective Date: July 1, 2012.

For this effective date, specific changes to the guide include:

Update inpatient hospital rates for the quality incentive initiative as required by RCW 74.60.130.
Update the inpatient hospital services medicaid provider guide to:
Clarify information regarding the trauma care fund.
Remove principal diagnosis codes 303.92, 304.00-302.92 and 305.0.
Clarify requirements for requesting an extension for the medical inpatient detoxification (MID) three or five days' length of stay and payment methods.
Add table of agency approved hospitals for ventricular assist device (VAD) services.
Provide guidance about how to bill when a client elects hospice and during an inpatient stay.

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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