WSR 15-15-016
[Filed July 6, 2015, 11:49 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 15-0035 Alternative Benefit Plan.
Effective Date: August 1, 2015.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit medicaid state plan amendment (SPA) 15-0035 to align the state's alternative benefit plan (ABP) section of the state plan so it reflects information added to the state plan under recently approved SPAs. This includes:
The 1915(k) community first choice state plan option for medicaid-eligible persons who have income at or below one hundred fifty percent of the federal poverty level. Services provided under this program are intended to provide care in the least restrictive setting possible and prevent placement in a hospital, nursing facility, intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities, an institution providing psychiatric services for individuals under age twenty-one, or an institution for mental diseases for individuals age sixty-five and over.
Specialized add-on services for certain nursing facility residents, including assistive technology, habilitative behavior support and consultation, community access services, community guide services, habilitative therapy services, staff/family consultation and training, supported employment services, and transportation to and from habilitative services.
The agency does not anticipate this SPA to have 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