WSR 20-15-025
[Filed July 7, 2020, 1:38 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0028 Medicaid Disaster Relief Addendum.
Effective Date: July 9, 2020.
Description: The health care authority's (HCA) medicaid disaster relief SPA 20-0014 was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 24, 2020. This SPA implements policies and procedures that are different than those otherwise applied under the medicaid state plan during the period of the presidential and secretarial emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 outbreak (or any renewals thereof).
On June 23, 2020, HCA submitted SPA 20-0021 to implement COVID-19-related services and payments in addition to those approved in SPA 20-0014.
The policies and procedures described in SPAs 20-0014 and 20-0021 will end upon termination of the public health emergency, including any extensions. In order to implement changes that will terminate on a different date, CMS has directed HCA to submit a SPA Addendum. Therefore HCA intends to submit SPA 20-0028.
At this time, HCA has insufficient data upon which to base an estimate of the effect of SPA 20-0028 on annual aggregate expenditures/reimbursement/payment.
SPA 20-0028 is in the development process; therefore a copy is not yet available for review. HCA would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy when it becomes available 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 Ann Myers, State Plan Coordinator, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, TTY 711, email