WSR 15-08-046
[Filed March 26, 2015, 2:46 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Apple Health Foster Care 1915(b) waiver.
Effective Date: October 1, 2015.
Description: Submission of a 1915(b) waiver for apple health foster care (AHFC).
The health care authority (agency) intends to submit a 1915(b) waiver that allows the agency to mandatorily enroll children and youth who are in foster care and adoption support programs into the AHFC managed care program, which will be provided by a single managed care organization.
The foster care and adoption support programs are administered through the department of social and health services' children's administration, while the medicaid program for which they are eligible is administered by the agency. This managed care program is designed to provide the full scope of apple health medical services to program enrollees, including guaranteed access to primary care, along with robust health care coordination and care management services and access to health home services for those children and youth who qualify. These services available through AHFC are designed to ensure continuity and coordination of services across the medical, mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems.
The agency intends to submit this waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on or before July 1, 2015.
For additional information, contact Alison Robbins, Division of Health Care Services, QCCM, 626 8th Avenue, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-1634, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 753-7315, e-mail