HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 15, 2020, 8:10 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0032 Ambulance Transport Quality Assurance Fee.
Effective Date: July 1, 2021.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) intends to submit medicaid SPA 20-0032 in order to comply with ESSB 6534, which directs HCA to establish an ambulance transportation quality assurance fee program to provide an add-on to fee for emergency ambulance rates for nonpublic and nonfederal emergency ambulance transportation providers. The add-on payment will be funded solely from assessments to the nonpublic and nonfederal ambulance providers.
SPA 20-0032 is expected to increase the annual aggregate payment for emergency ambulance transportation services by one hundred twenty-five percent to one hundred eighty-three percent.
SPA 20-0032 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: Abigail Cole, Hospital Finance, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98506, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website hca.wa.gov.