HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed September 10, 2019, 2:24 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 19-0029 October 2019 Fee Schedule Effective Date Updates.
Effective Date: October 1, 2019.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) intends to submit medicaid SPA 19-0029 to update the fee schedule effective dates for several medicaid programs and services. This is a regular, budget neutral update to keep rates and billing codes in alignment with the coding and coverage changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the state, and other sources. These changes are routine and do not reflect significant changes to policy or payment. SPA 19-00299 [19-0029] addresses the fee schedule effective dates for the following:
|•||Ambulatory surgery center services.|
|•||Outpatient hospital services.|
|•||Other services that may be subsequently identified.|
SPA 19-0029 is expected to have no effect on the annual aggregate expenditures/payments for the services listed above. These changes are routine and do not reflect significant changes to policy or payment.
HCA is in the process of developing the SPA. HCA would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy of the SPA when it becomes available or submit comments, you may contact the person named below (please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment).
Contact Abigail Cole, Hospital Finance, P.O. Box 5510, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-1835, TRS 711, fax 360-753-9152, email firstname.lastname@example.org.