WSR 15-01-034
[Filed December 8, 2014, 12:04 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 15-0003 Alternative Benefit Plan.
Effective Date: January 1, 2015.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit medicaid SPA 15-0003 to align the state's alternative benefit plan with the sections regarding categorically or medically needy eligible services in the medicaid state plan. That information includes:
Adding applied behavior analysis/intensive behavior services that are provided by lead behavior analysis therapists and therapy assistants to early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services and "other licensed practitioners."
Adding naturopathic physicians and licensed social workers as "other licensed practitioners."
Adding screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment as a preventive service, without cost-sharing.
Adding a reference to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C services provided under the school-based healthcare services program.
Adding telemedicine as a delivery system for fee-for-service.
At this time, the agency is unable to determine an effect on annual aggregate expenditures.
For additional information, contact Gail Kreiger, Health Care Services, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 725-1681, TDD/TTY (800) 848-5429, fax (360) 725-1328, e-mail