WSR 16-17-087
[Filed August 17, 2016, 3:55 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0030.
Effective Date: October 1, 2016.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) intends to submit medicaid SPA 16-0030 to make an administrative change to the way enrollment is conducted in the apple health managed care program, as follows: Since July 1, 2012, the agency has mandatorily enrolled the supplemental security income (SSI) blind and disabled adult and child populations into apple health managed care under the authority of a 1915(b) waiver1 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As the result of discussions with CMS, the agency intends to make a technical change to the authority under which these populations receive apple health managed care. The agency will terminate this waiver and submit a SPA to add the SSI blind and disabled adult and child populations to the agency's 1932(a) state plan; the SPA is anticipated to be effective October 1, 2016. This change would have no impact on eligibility or coverage for this population.
SPA 16-0030 is expected to have no effect on the annual aggregate expenditures for the apple health program, as it is an administrative change only.
A copy of SPA 16-0030 is available for review. The agency would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy of the SPA or submit comments, please contact the person named below by e-mail (please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment): Alison Robbins, Apple Health Managed Care, 626 8th Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98501, phone (360) 725-1634, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 753-7315, e-mail, web site
1This 1915(b) waiver is different from the 1915(b) waiver applicable to the behavioral health organizations and the behavioral health service only benefit package.