WSR 13-15-102
(Medicaid Program)
[Filed July 22, 2013, 9:40 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 13-13-049.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-09-060.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-501-0160 Exception to rule—Request for a noncovered health care service, 182-530-1050 Definitions, 182-530-2100 Noncovered—Outpatient drugs and pharmaceutical supplies, 182-530-2200 How the medicaid agency develops and maintains the formulary, 182-530-2300 The medicaid agency's nonformulary justification process, and 182-531-0100 Scope of coverage for physician-related and health care professional services—General.
Hearing Location(s): Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza Building, Sue Crystal Conference Room 106A, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504 (metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at or directions can be obtained by calling (360) 725-1000), on August 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than August 28, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, delivery 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9727, by 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kelly Richters by August 19, 2013, TTY (800) 848-5429 or (360) 725-1307 or e-mail
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The original notice did not get distributed to interested parties so the hearing is being continued.
HCA has concluded that implementing a drug formulary for fee-for-service medicaid client[s] who remain after the transition of SSI clients to managed care is not the most effective use of state resources at this time.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kevin Sullivan, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, (360) 725-1344; Implementation and Enforcement: Charles Agte, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, (360) 725-1301.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The joint administrative rules review committee has not requested the filing of a small business economic impact statement, and these rules do not impose a disproportionate cost impact on small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules [review] committee or applied voluntarily.
July 22, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-18-062, filed 8/31/12, effective 10/1/12)
WAC 182-501-0160 Exception to rule—Request for a noncovered health care service.
A client and/or the client's provider may request the medicaid agency or its designee to pay for a noncovered health care service. This is called an exception to rule (ETR). ((ETR does not apply to nonformulary drugs (see WAC 182-530-2300).))
(1) The agency or its designee cannot approve an exception to rule if the requested service is excluded under state statute.
(2) The item or service(s) for which an exception is requested must be of a type and nature which falls within accepted standards and precepts of good medical practice;
(3) All exception requests must represent cost-effective utilization of medical assistance program funds as determined by the agency or its designee;
(4) A request for an exception to rule must be submitted to the agency or its designee in writing within ninety days of the date of the written notification denying authorization for the noncovered service. For the agency or its designee to consider the exception to rule request:
(a) The client and/or the client's health care provider must submit sufficient client-specific information and documentation to the agency's medical director or designee which demonstrate the client's clinical condition is so different from the majority that there is no equally effective, less costly covered service or equipment that meets the client's need(s).
(b) The client's health care professional must certify that medical treatment or items of service which are covered under the client's medical assistance program and which, under accepted standards of medical practice, are indicated as appropriate for the treatment of the illness or condition, have been found to be:
(i) Medically ineffective in the treatment of the client's condition; or
(ii) Inappropriate for that specific client.
(5) Within fifteen business days of receiving the request, the agency or its designee sends written notification to the provider and the client:
(a) Approving the exception to rule request;
(b) Denying the exception to rule request; or
(c) Requesting additional information.
(i) The additional information must be received by the agency or its designee within thirty days of the date the information was requested.
(ii) The agency or its designee approves or denies the exception to rule request within five business days of receiving the additional information.
(iii) If the requested information is insufficient or not provided within thirty days, the agency or its designee denies the exception to rule request.
(6) The agency's medical director or designee evaluates and considers requests on a case-by-case basis. The agency's medical director has final authority or approve or deny a request for exception to rule.
(7) Clients do not have a right to a fair hearing on exception to rule decisions.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-18-062, filed 8/31/12, effective 10/1/12)
WAC 182-530-1050 Definitions.
In addition to the definitions and abbreviations found in chapter 182-500 WAC, Medical definitions, the following definitions apply to this chapter.
"Active ingredient" - The chemical component of a drug responsible for a drug's prescribed/intended therapeutic effect. The medicaid agency or its designee limits coverage of active ingredients to those with an eleven-digit national drug code (NDC) and those specifically authorized by the agency or its designee.
"Actual acquisition cost (AAC)" - The net cost a provider paid for a drug, device, or drug-related supply marketed in the package size purchased. The AAC includes discounts, rebates, charge backs and other adjustments to the price of the drug, device or drug-related supply, but excludes dispensing fees.
"Administer" - Includes the direct application of a prescription drug or device by injection, insertion, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient by a practitioner, or at the direction of the practitioner.
"Appointing authority" - For the evidence-based prescription drug program of the participating agencies in the state-operated health care programs, the following persons acting jointly: The director of the health care authority (HCA), the secretary of the department of social and health services (DSHS), and the director of the department of labor and industries (L&I).
"Automated authorization" - Adjudication of claims using submitted NCPDP data elements or claims history to verify that the medicaid agency's or its designee's authorization requirements have been satisfied without the need for the medicaid agency or its designee to request additional clinical information.
"Automated maximum allowable cost (AMAC)" - The rate established by the medicaid agency or its designee for a multiple-source drug that is not on the maximum allowable cost (MAC) list and that is designated by two or more products at least one of which must be under a federal drug rebate contract.
"Average manufacturer price (AMP)" - The average price paid to a manufacturer by wholesalers for drugs distributed to retail pharmacies.
"Average sales price (ASP)" - The weighted average of all nonfederal sales to wholesalers net of charge backs, discounts, rebates, and other benefits tied to the purchase of the drug product, whether it is paid to the wholesaler or the retailer.
"Average wholesale price (AWP)" - The average price of a drug product that is calculated from wholesale list prices nationwide at a point in time and reported to the medicaid agency or its designee by the agency's drug file contractor.
"Combination drug" - A commercially available drug including two or more active ingredients.
"Compendia of drug information" includes the following:
(1) The American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information;
(2) The United States Pharmacopeia Drug Information; and
(3) DRUGDEX Information System.
"Compounding" - The act of combining two or more active ingredients or adjusting therapeutic strengths in the preparation of a prescription.
"Deliver or delivery" - The transfer of a drug or device from one person to another.
"Dispense as written (DAW)" - An instruction to the pharmacist forbidding substitution of a generic drug or a therapeutically equivalent product for the specific drug product prescribed.
"Dispensing fee" - The fee the medicaid agency or its designee sets to pay pharmacy providers for dispensing agency-covered prescriptions. The fee is the agency's maximum reimbursement for expenses involved in the practice of pharmacy and is in addition to the agency's reimbursement for the costs of covered ingredients.
"Drug evaluation matrix" - The criteria-based scoring sheet used to objectively and consistently evaluate the food and drug administration (FDA) approved drugs to determine drug coverage status.
"Drug file" - A list of drug products, pricing and other information provided to the medicaid agency or its designee and maintained by a drug file contractor.
"Drug file contractor" - An entity which has been contracted to provide regularly updated information on drugs, devices, and drug-related supplies at specified intervals, for the purpose of pharmaceutical claim adjudication. Information is provided specific to individual national drug codes, including product pricing.
"Drug rebates" - Reimbursements provided by pharmaceutical manufacturers to state medicaid programs under the terms of the manufacturers' agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
"Drug-related supplies" - Nondrug items necessary for the administration, delivery, or monitoring of a drug or drug regimen.
"Drug use review (DUR)" - A review of covered outpatient drug use that assures prescriptions are appropriate, medically necessary, and not likely to result in adverse medical outcomes.
"Effectiveness" - The extent to which a given intervention is likely to produce beneficial results for which it is intended in ordinary circumstances.
"Efficacy" - The extent to which a given intervention is likely to produce beneficial effects in the context of the research study.
"Emergency kit" - A set of limited pharmaceuticals furnished to a nursing facility by the pharmacy that provides prescription dispensing services to that facility. Each kit is specifically set up to meet the emergency needs of each nursing facility's client population and is for use during those hours when pharmacy services are unavailable.
"Endorsing practitioner" - A practitioner who has reviewed the Washington preferred drug list (PDL) and has enrolled with the health care authority (HCA), agreeing to allow therapeutic interchange (substitution) of a preferred drug for any nonpreferred drug in a given therapeutic class on the Washington PDL.
"Estimated acquisition cost (EAC)" - The medicaid agency's estimate of the price providers generally and currently pay for a drug marketed or sold by a particular manufacturer or labeler.
"Evidence-based" and "evidenced-based medicine (EBM)" - The application of a set of principles and a method for the review of well-designed studies and objective clinical data to determine the level of evidence that proves to the greatest extent possible, that a health care service is safe, effective and beneficial when making population-based coverage policies or individual medical necessity decisions.
"Evidence-based practice center" - A research organization that has been designated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. government to conduct systematic reviews of all the evidence to produce evidence tables and technology assessments to guide health care decisions.
"Federal upper limit (FUL)" - The maximum allowable reimbursement set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a multiple-source drug.
(("Formulary" - All drugs covered under WAC 182-530-2000 and not removed from the formulary by the DUR board (see WAC 182-530-2200).
"Formulary drug" - A drug covered under WAC 182-530-2000 and not removed from the formulary by the DUR board with respect to the treatment of a specific disease or condition for an identified population (see WAC 182-530-2200).))
"Four brand name prescriptions per calendar month limit" - The maximum number of paid prescription claims for brand name drugs that the medicaid agency or its designee allows for each client in a calendar month without a complete review of the client's drug profile.
"Generic drug" - A nonproprietary drug that is required to meet the same bioequivalency tests as the original brand name drug.
"Inactive ingredient" - A drug component that remains chemically unchanged during compounding but serves as the:
(1) Necessary vehicle for the delivery of the therapeutic effect; or
(2) Agent for the intended method or rate of absorption for the drug's active therapeutic agent.
"Ingredient cost" - The portion of a prescription's cost attributable to the covered drug ingredients or chemical components.
"Innovator multiple source drug" - As set forth in Section 1927 (k)(7)(A)(ii) of the Social Security Act, includes all covered outpatient drugs approved under a new drug application (NDA), product license approval (PLA), establishment license approval (ELA), or antibiotic drug approval (ADA). A covered outpatient drug marketed by a cross-licensed producer or distributor under the approved new drug application will be included as an innovator multiple source drug when the drug product meets this definition.
"Less than effective drug" or "DESI" - A drug for which:
(1) Effective approval of the drug application has been withdrawn by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety or efficacy reasons as a result of the drug efficacy study implementation (DESI) review; or
(2) The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a notice of an opportunity for a hearing under section 505(e) of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act on a proposed order of the secretary to withdraw approval of an application for such drug under such section because the secretary has determined the drug is less than effective for some or all conditions of use prescribed, recommended, or suggested in its labeling.
"Long-term therapy" - A drug regimen a client receives or will receive continuously through and beyond ninety days.
"Maximum allowable cost (MAC)" - The maximum amount that the medicaid agency or its designee reimburses for a drug, device, or drug-related supply.
"Medically accepted indication" - Any use for a covered outpatient drug:
(1) Which is approved under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; or
(2) The use of which is supported by one or more citations included or approved for inclusion in any of the compendia of drug information, as defined in this chapter.
"Modified unit dose delivery system" (also known as blister packs or "bingo/punch cards") - A method in which each patient's medication is delivered to a nursing facility:
(1) In individually sealed, single dose packages or "blisters"; and
(2) In quantities for one month's supply, unless the prescriber specifies a shorter period of therapy.
"Multiple-source drug" - A drug marketed or sold by:
(1) Two or more manufacturers or labelers; or
(2) The same manufacturer or labeler:
(a) Under two or more different proprietary names; or
(b) Under a proprietary name and a generic name.
"National drug code (NDC)" - The eleven-digit number the FDA and manufacturer or labeler assigns to a pharmaceutical product and attaches to the product container at the time of packaging. The NDC is composed of digits in 5-4-2 groupings. The first five digits comprise the labeler code assigned to the manufacturer by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The second grouping of four digits is assigned by the manufacturer to describe the ingredients, dose form, and strength. The last grouping of two digits describes the package size.
"Noncontract drugs" - Are drugs manufactured or distributed by manufacturers/labelers who have not signed a drug rebate agreement with the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
(("Nonformulary drug" - A drug:
(a) Removed from the formulary by the DUR board with respect to treatment of a specific disease or condition for an identified population (see WAC 182-530-2200);
(b) Prescribed for the treatment of the specific disease or condition identified in (a) of this definition nonformulary drug;
(c) Prescribed for a client in the identified population in (a) of this definition nonformulary drug; and
(d) Included on the agency's nonformulary list with a written explanation of the basis for the drug's removal from the formulary.
"Nonformulary justification" or "NFJ" - See WAC 182-530-2300.
"Nonformulary list" - The agency's list of nonformulary drugs and the reasons for removal from the formulary by the DUR board.))
"Nonpreferred drug" - A drug that has not been selected as a preferred drug within the therapeutic class(es) of drugs on the preferred drug list.
"Obsolete NDC" - A national drug code replaced or discontinued by the manufacturer or labeler.
"Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs" - Drugs that do not require a prescription before they can be sold or dispensed.
"Peer reviewed medical literature" - A research study, report, or findings regarding the specific use of a drug that has been submitted to one or more professional journals, reviewed by experts with appropriate credentials, and subsequently published by a reputable professional journal. A clinical drug study used as the basis for the publication must be a double blind, randomized, placebo or active control study.
"Pharmacist" - A person licensed in the practice of pharmacy by the state in which the prescription is filled.
"Pharmacy" - Every location licensed by the state board of pharmacy in the state where the practice of pharmacy is conducted.
"Pharmacy and therapeutic (P&T) committee" - The independent Washington state committee created by RCW 41.05.021 (1)(a)(iii) and 70.14.050. At the election of the medicaid agency or its designee, the committee may serve as the drug use review board provided for in WAC 182-530-4000.
"Point-of-sale (POS)" - A pharmacy claims processing system capable of receiving and adjudicating claims online.
"Practice of pharmacy" - The practice of and responsibility for:
(1) Accurately interpreting prescription orders;
(2) Compounding drugs;
(3) Dispensing, labeling, administering, and distributing of drugs and devices;
(4) Providing drug information to the client that includes, but is not limited to, the advising of therapeutic values, hazards, and the uses of drugs and devices;
(5) Monitoring of drug therapy and use;
(6) Proper and safe storage of drugs and devices;
(7) Documenting and maintaining records;
(8) Initiating or modifying drug therapy in accordance with written guidelines or protocols previously established and approved for a pharmacist's practice by a practitioner authorized to prescribe drugs; and
(9) Participating in drug use reviews and drug product selection.
"Practitioner" - An individual who has met the professional and legal requirements necessary to provide a health care service, such as a physician, nurse, dentist, physical therapist, pharmacist or other person authorized by state law as a practitioner.
"Preferred drug" - Drug(s) of choice within a selected therapeutic class that are selected based on clinical evidence of safety, efficacy, and effectiveness.
"Preferred drug list (PDL)" - The medicaid agency's list of drugs of choice within selected therapeutic drug classes.
"Prescriber" - A physician, osteopathic physician/surgeon, dentist, nurse, physician assistant, optometrist, pharmacist, or other person authorized by law or rule to prescribe drugs. See WAC 246-863-100 for pharmacists' prescriptive authority.
"Prescription" - An order for drugs or devices issued by a practitioner authorized by state law or rule to prescribe drugs or devices, in the course of the practitioner's professional practice, for a legitimate medical purpose.
"Prescription drugs" - Drugs required by any applicable federal or state law or regulation to be dispensed by prescription only or that are restricted to use by practitioners only.
"Prospective drug use review (Pro-DUR)" - A process in which a request for a drug product for a particular client is screened, before the product is dispensed, for potential drug therapy problems.
"Reconstitution" - The process of returning a single active ingredient, previously altered for preservation and storage, to its approximate original state. Reconstitution is not compounding.
"Retrospective drug use review (Retro-DUR)" - The process in which drug utilization is reviewed on an ongoing periodic basis to identify patterns of fraud, abuse, gross overuse, or inappropriate or not medically necessary care.
"Risk/benefit ratio" - The result of assessing the side effects of a drug or drug regimen compared to the positive therapeutic outcome of therapy.
"Single source drug" - A drug produced or distributed under an original new drug application approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
"Substitute" - To replace a prescribed drug, with the prescriber's authorization, with:
(1) An equivalent generic drug product of the identical base or salt as the specific drug product prescribed; or
(2) A therapeutically equivalent drug other than the identical base or salt.
"Systematic review" - A specific and reproducible method to identify, select, and appraise all the studies that meet minimum quality standards and are relevant to a particular question. The results of the studies are then analyzed and summarized into evidence tables to be used to guide evidence-based decisions.
"Terminated NDC" - An eleven-digit national drug code (NDC) that is discontinued by the manufacturer for any reason. The NDC may be terminated immediately due to health or safety issues or it may be phased out based on the product's shelf life.
"Therapeutic alternative" - A drug product that contains a different chemical structure than the drug prescribed, but is in the same pharmacologic or therapeutic class and can be expected to have a similar therapeutic effect and adverse reaction profile when administered to patients in a therapeutically equivalent dosage.
"Therapeutic class" - A group of drugs used for the treatment, remediation, or cure of a specific disorder or disease.
"Therapeutic interchange" - To dispense a therapeutic alternative to the prescribed drug when an endorsing practitioner who has indicated that substitution is permitted, prescribes the drug. See therapeutic interchange program (TIP).
"Therapeutic interchange program (TIP)" - The process developed by participating state agencies under RCW 69.41.190 and 70.14.050, to allow prescribers to endorse a Washington preferred drug list, and in most cases, requires pharmacists to automatically substitute a preferred, equivalent drug from the list.
"Therapeutically equivalent" - Drug products that contain different chemical structures but have the same efficacy and safety when administered to an individual, as determined by:
(1) Information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
(2) Published and peer-reviewed scientific data;
(3) Randomized controlled clinical trials; or
(4) Other scientific evidence.
"Tiered dispensing fee system" - A system of paying pharmacies different dispensing fee rates, based on the individual pharmacy's total annual prescription volume and/or the drug delivery system used.
"True unit dose delivery" - A method in which each patient's medication is delivered to the nursing facility in quantities sufficient only for the day's required dosage.
"Unit dose drug delivery" - True unit dose or modified unit dose delivery systems.
"Usual and customary charge" - The fee that the provider typically charges the general public for the product or service.
"Washington preferred drug list (Washington PDL)" - The list of drugs selected by the appointing authority to be used by applicable state agencies as the basis for purchase of drugs in state-operated health care programs.
"Wholesale acquisition cost" - The price paid by a wholesaler for drugs purchased from a manufacturer.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-18-062, filed 8/31/12, effective 10/1/12)
WAC 182-530-2100 Noncovered—Outpatient drugs and pharmaceutical supplies.
(1) The medicaid agency does not cover:
(a) A drug that is:
(i) Not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); or
(ii) Prescribed for a nonmedically accepted indication, including diagnosis, dose, or dosage schedule that is not evidenced-based.
(b) A drug prescribed:
(i) For weight loss or gain;
(ii) For infertility, frigidity, impotency;
(iii) For sexual or erectile dysfunction;
(iv) For cosmetic purposes or hair growth; or
(v) For treatment of cough or cold symptoms, except as listed in WAC 182-530-2000 (1)(i).
(c) Drugs used to treat sexual or erectile dysfunction, in accordance with section 1927 (d)(2)(K) of the Social Security Act, unless such drugs are used to treat a condition other than sexual or erectile dysfunction, and these uses have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
(d) Drugs listed in the federal register as "less-than-effective" ("DESI" drugs) or which are identical, similar, or related to such drugs.
(e) Outpatient drugs for which the manufacturer requires as a condition of sale that associated tests or monitoring services be purchased exclusively from the manufacturer or manufacturer's designee.
(f) A product:
(i) With an obsolete national drug code (NDC) for more than two years;
(ii) With a terminated NDC;
(iii) Whose shelf life has expired; or
(iv) Which does not have an eleven-digit NDC.
(g) Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, vitamins, and minerals, except as allowed under WAC 182-530-2000 (1)(i).
(h) Any drug regularly supplied by other public agencies as an integral part of program activity (e.g., immunization vaccines for children).
(i) Free pharmaceutical samples.
(j) Over-the-counter or prescription drugs to promote smoking cessation unless the client is eighteen years old or older and participating in a medicaid agency-approved cessation program.
(((k) A nonformulary drug except as allowed by WAC 182-530-2300(4).))
(2) A noncovered drug can be requested((:
(a) As described in WAC 182-530-2300 for a nonformulary drug; or
(b))) through the exception to rule process as described in WAC 182-501-0160 ((for all other noncovered drugs)).
(3) If a noncovered drug is prescribed through the early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) process, an authorization request may be submitted indicating that the request is EPSDT related, and the request will be evaluated according to the process in WAC 182-501-0165. (See WAC 182-534-0100 for EPSDT rules).
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-04-095, filed 2/6/13, effective 3/9/13)
WAC 182-531-0100 Scope of coverage for physician-related and health care professional services—General and administrative.
(1) The medicaid agency covers health care services, equipment, and supplies listed in this chapter, according to agency rules and subject to the limitations and requirements in this chapter, when they are:
(a) Within the scope of an eligible client's medical assistance program. Refer to WAC 182-501-0060 and 182-501-0065; and
(b) Medically necessary as defined in WAC 182-500-0070.
(2) The agency evaluates a request for a service that is in a covered category under the provisions of WAC 182-501-0065.
(3) The agency evaluates requests for covered services that are subject to limitations or other restrictions and approves such services beyond those limitations or restrictions as described in WAC 182-501-0169.
(4) The agency covers the following physician-related services and health care professional services, subject to the conditions in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section:
(a) Allergen immunotherapy services;
(b) Anesthesia services;
(c) Dialysis and end stage renal disease services (refer to chapter 182-540 WAC);
(d) Emergency physician services;
(e) ENT (ear, nose, and throat) related services;
(f) Early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) services (refer to WAC 182-534-0100);
(g) Reproductive health services (refer to chapter 182-532 WAC);
(h) Hospital inpatient services (refer to chapter 182-550 WAC);
(i) Maternity care, delivery, and newborn care services (refer to chapter 182-533 WAC);
(j) Office visits;
(k) Vision-related services (refer to chapter 182-544 WAC for vision hardware for clients twenty years of age and younger);
(l) Osteopathic treatment services;
(m) Pathology and laboratory services;
(n) Physiatry and other rehabilitation services (refer to chapter 182-550 WAC);
(o) Foot care and podiatry services (refer to WAC 182-531-1300);
(p) Primary care services;
(q) Psychiatric services, provided by a psychiatrist;
(r) Psychotherapy services for children as provided in WAC 182-531-1400;
(s) Pulmonary and respiratory services;
(t) Radiology services;
(u) Surgical services;
(v) Cosmetic, reconstructive, or plastic surgery, and related services and supplies to correct physiological defects from birth, illness, or physical trauma, or for mastectomy reconstruction for post cancer treatment;
(w) Oral health care services for emergency conditions for clients twenty-one years of age and older, except for clients of the division of developmental disabilities (refer to WAC 182-531-1025); and
(x) Other outpatient physician services.
(5) The agency covers physical examinations for medical assistance clients only when the physical examination is one or more of the following:
(a) A screening exam covered by the EPSDT program (see WAC 182-534-0100);
(b) An annual exam for clients of the division of developmental disabilities; or
(c) A screening pap smear, mammogram, or prostate exam.
(6) By providing covered services to a client eligible for a medical assistance program, a provider who meets the requirements in WAC 182-502-0005(3) accepts the agency's rules and fees which includes federal and state law and regulations, billing instructions, and agency issuances.
(((7) Outpatient drugs are not subject to the rules in this chapter. For rules about outpatient drugs see chapter 182-530 WAC.))
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 182-530-2200
How the medicaid agency develops and maintains the formulary.
WAC 182-530-2300
The medicaid agency's nonformulary justification process.