WSR 20-07-072
[Filed March 16, 2020, 7:36 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0012 Specialized Services Temporary Changes for COVID-19 Response.
Effective Date: March 16, 2020.
Description: The health care authority (the agency) in conjunction with the disabilities determination administration (DDA), department of social and health services, is submitting medicaid SPA 20-0012 to amend the specialized services section of the medicaid state plan to describe the following temporary change related to Washington's response to the COVID-19 outbreak: Specialized services delivered at the facility or those that take the resident into the community may be suspended.
Due to the emergency nature of the outbreak, at this time the agency and DDA are unable to determine what, if any, effect SPA 20-0012 may have on annual aggregate expenditures, reimbursement, or payments.
A copy of SPA 20-0012 is available. The agency and DDA would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy or submit comments, please 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: Terry Hehemann, DDA, 1009 College Street S.E., Suite 100, Lacey, WA 98503, phone 360-407-1560, fax 253-597-4368, email