WSR 13-11-119


[ Filed May 21, 2013, 1:28 p.m. ]


     Title or Subject: Public Notice - State Plan Amendment 13-13.

     Effective Date: July 1, 2013.

     Description: The agency intends to submit Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 13-13 to amend hospital inpatient payment methodologies to comply with state and federal rules and the state's 2013-2015 budget. Changes will include reductions to hospital inpatient rates, creation of a hospital inpatient upper payment limit payment, elimination of the hospital inpatient quality incentive payment, and other possible revisions. Expected annual aggregate expenditures will be based on final legislative budget approval.

     For additional information, contact Scott Palafox, Office of Hospital Finance, 626 8th Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1858, fax (360) 753-9152, TYY/TDD [TTY/TDD] 1-800-848-5429, e-mail