WSR 15-23-001
[Filed November 4, 2015, 1:37 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0002.
Effective Date: January 1, 2016.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit medicaid SPA 16-0002 to maintain 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, and did not increase for calendar year 2016. Due to no increase in the FBR, income and resource eligibility standards for medicaid programs that are based on the FBR will remain the same in accordance with federal requirements.
This SPA is expected to have no impact on annual aggregate expenditures.
The SPA is in the development process; therefore a copy is not yet available for review. To contact the agency for additional information and a copy of the SPA when it becomes available, please 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