WSR 15-23-026
[Filed November 10, 2015, 7:47 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0001.
Effective Date: January 1, 2016.
Description: The agency regularly submits medicaid SPAs to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update the alternative benefit plan section of the medicaid state plan so it reflects recently approved changes made to other sections of the state plan. Agency anticipates submitting [SPA] 16-0001 to reflect the approval of SPA 15-0016, which added the state's policy of not paying for elective deliveries that are less than thirty-nine weeks gestation unless they are medically necessary. Notice of this SPA appeared under WSR 15-23-017 with the incorrect SPA number 16-0003.
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 Gail Kreiger, Medicaid Monitoring, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone (360) 725-1681, TDD/TTY 800-848-6529, fax (360) 725-1328, e-mail