HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed September 16, 2021, 8:50 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 21-0035 Supplemental Hospital Payments.
Effective Date: September 17, 2021.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) intends to submit medicaid SPA 21-0035 to update the fee-for-service supplemental payment amounts for inpatient services described in the medicaid state plan for prospective payment hospitals other than psychiatric or rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and rehabilitation hospitals to align with the amounts outlined in RCW 74.60.120
SPA 21-0035 is expected to increase the annual aggregate fee-for-service supplemental payment amounts for inpatient services. For hospitals designated as prospective payment system hospitals, the supplemental payment pool will be increased by $1,335,000 per state fiscal year. For hospitals designated as freestanding psychiatric specialty hospitals, the supplemental payment pool will be increased by $500,000 per state fiscal year. For hospitals designated as freestanding rehabilitation specialty hospitals, the supplemental payment pool will be increased by $150,000 per state fiscal year.
SPA 21-0035 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: Benjamin Davis-Bloom, Hospital Safety Net Assessment Program, phone 360-725-0459, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org.