WSR 22-07-106
[Filed March 23, 2022, 9:25 a.m.]
Title or Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 22-0019 COVID Vaccines, Testing and Treatment – Disaster Relief.
Effective Date: March 11, 2021.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) is submitting SPA 22-0019 to comply with the directive received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 11, 2022, regarding American Rescue Plan COVID-19 coverage. In addition to previously submitted and approved SPAs related to this subject, states are to use the new CMS-developed templates to submit SPAs for COVID-19 vaccines and administration, testing, and related treatments without cost-sharing to "streamline state submission of the required SPAs and ensure they meet all federal requirements." While Washington already has approved SPAs for COVID[-19] vaccines and testing, SPA 22-0019 is being submitted per CMS request.
SPA 22-0019 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: Ann Myers, State Plan Coordinator, P.O. Box 456217, phone 360-725-1345, TRS 711, email