WSR 22-02-006
[Filed December 22, 2021, 3:25 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 22-0001 Community First Choice.
Effective Date: March 1, 2022.
Description: This notice was previously filed under WSR 21-20-085 and contact information was unintentionally omitted, necessitating a subsequent filing.
The health care authority (HCA) in conjunction with the aging and long-term support administration in the department of social and health services (DSHS) intend to submit medicaid SPA 22-0001 in order to reflect the following changes to the community first choice (CFC) program:
Increase the payment limit for CFC community transition services from $850.00 to a maximum of $2,500.00 per discharge for items and services.
Remove the DVD option for providing caregiver management training.
SPA 22-0001 will have no effect on provider payments. The SPA reflects the higher costs of setting up an independent living apartment from an institutional care setting. This community transition service includes items and services involved in setting up a client to live independently in the community, including first month's rent and security deposit.
SPA 21-0001 is in the development process; therefore, a copy is not yet available for review. HCA and DSHS 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: Grace Brower, home and community services, phone 360-725-3293, TTY 711, email