WSR 22-08-018
[Filed March 25, 2022, 10:01 a.m.]
Subject: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Plan Amendment (SPA) 22-0002 (now 22-2000) for Extended Postpartum Coverage.
Effective Date: April 1, 2022.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) previously filed notice of its intent to submit medicaid CHIP SPA 22-0002 under WSR 22-06-043 to extend post-partum coverage from the current 60-day period to 12 months and includes noncitizens with income under 193 percent of the federal poverty level. In addition, the SPA will extend CHIP coverage for children continuously through their postpartum period.
Due to administrative technicalities, CHIP SPA 22-0002 is renumbered as 22-2000.
Currently, HCA is unable to determine the effect of CHIP SPA 22-0002 on the annual aggregate expenditures/reimbursement/payment for professional services.
CHIP SPA 22-0002 is in the development process; therefore, copies are not yet available for review. HCA would appreciate any input or concerns regarding these SPAs. To request copies when they become available 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: Paige Lewis, Medicaid and CHIP, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-725-0757, TTY 711, email