WSR 22-07-008
[Filed March 3, 2022, 1:58 p.m.]
Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 22-0015 Update Inpatient Hospital Cross-Reference.
Effective Date: April 1, 2022.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) intends to submit medicaid SPA 22-0015 to update the statutory reference authorizing a hospital opting out of the inpatient "full cost" payment program if the hospital meets the criteria for the inpatient rate enhancement. The reference to WAC 182-550-3830 is outdated and is being replaced with RCW 74.09.5225. This is a "housekeeping" action and does not change current policy or practice.
SPA 22-0015 is anticipated to have no effect on the annual aggregate expenditures/reimbursement/payment for professional services.
A copy of SPA 22-0015 is available for review. HCA would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy or to 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: Jessica Carrothers, Certified Public Expenditure Program Manager, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-725-2130, TTY 711, email