WSR 14-23-003
[Filed November 5, 2014, 2:23 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 15-0004.
Effective Date: January 1, 2015.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit medicaid SPA 15-0004 to increase standards for medicaid programs that are based on the federal benefit rate (FBR). The annual FBR amount is based in part on cost-of-living adjustment, which increased by 1.7 percent for calendar year 2015. Due to an increase in the FBR, income and resource eligibility standards for certain medicaid programs, including those that provide long-term care services, must also increase in accordance with federal requirements. This SPA is expected to have no impact on annual aggregate expenditures.
For additional information, contact Stephen Kozak, Eligibility Policy and Service Delivery, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1343, TDD/TTY 800-848-6529, fax (360) 664-2186, e-mail