HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 21, 2020, 3:45 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 21-0005 Individual Provider and Agency Provider Rates.
Effective Date: January 1, 2021.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) and the aging and long-term support administration in the department of social and health services (DSHS), intends to submit medicaid SPA 21-0005 in order to increase the reimbursement rates for individual providers and agency providers.
This SPA is expected to increase rates for individual providers by approximately $28,360,112, and for agency providers, approximately $11,404,369 for federal fiscal year 2021. These estimates are generated using standard federal match.
SPA 20-0005 is under development. HCA and DSHS would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy of the SPA 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).
Interested parties may submit comments and concerns about the rates or the effects the changes may have on beneficiary access to care or continued service access. Please submit comments and concerns to Elizabeth Pashley at Elizabeth.Pashley@dshs.wa.gov with a courtesy copy to Ann Myers, state plan coordinator, at email@example.com. Please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment.
Contact Elizabeth Pashley, Office of Rates Management, Aging and Long-Term Support, DSHS, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, TRS 711, fax 360-725-2641, email Elizabeth.Pashley@dshs.wa.gov, website https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/management-services-division/office-rates-management.