WSR 22-08-001
[Filed March 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Plan Amendment (SPA) 22-1000 COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Treatment (formerly 22-0001).
Effective Date: March 11, 2021.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) previously filed notice under WSR 22-06-027 of its intent to submit CHIP SPA 22-0001 in order to provide coverage for COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatment, including treatment of a condition that may seriously complicate COVID-19, without cost-sharing in CHIP. States are required to provide such coverage by the American Rescue Plan Act, retroactive to March 11, 2021.
Due to an administrative technicality, SPA 22-0001 must be renumbered as SPA 22-1000.
At this time, HCA is unable to determine the effect of SPA 22-1000 on the annual aggregate expenditures/reimbursement/payment for professional services.
CHIP SPA 22-1000 is available for review. HCA would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy of the draft SPA 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: Shaunie McLeod, CHIP, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-725-1423, TTY 711, email