WSR 13-24-080
[Filed December 3, 2013, 7:55 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-0005 Primary Care Rates.
Effective Date: January 1, 2014.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit SPA 14-0005 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to comply with certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The SPA will add covered codes eligible for the rate increase for certain services for specific providers. The SPA will add codes that are eligible for the increased medicaid payment rates to not less than medicare payment rates in calendar years 2013 and 2014 for physicians specializing in family medicine, general internal medicine, and pediatric medicine when they furnish evaluation and management and vaccine administration services to eligible medicaid clients. The fiscal impact of covering additional codes is unknown at this time.
For additional information, contact Jean Bui, Financial Services Rates, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-5510, phone (360) 725-1973, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (253) 350-6512, e-mail