WSR 23-10-085
[Filed May 3, 2023, 7:23 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 23-06-007.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-530-5000 Bill requirementsPharmacy claim payment.
Hearing Location(s): On June 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The health care authority (HCA) holds public hearings virtually without a physical meeting place. To attend the virtual public hearing, you must register in advance If the link above opens with an error message, please try using a different browser. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the public hearing.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 7, 2023.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email, fax 360-586-9727, by June 6, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Johanna Larson, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service 711, email, by May 19, 2023.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: HCA is amending this rule to clarify that signature for proof of delivery can be provided by either the client, the client's designee, or the provider. Currently, the rule does not include the "client's designee." This revision will bring the rule in alignment with HCA's current practice.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: None.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Valerie Freudenstein, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-1344; Implementation and Enforcement: Charity Harris, P.O. Box 55087, Olympia, WA 98504-5087, 360-725-1301.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
Scope of exemption for rule proposal:
Is not exempt.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The rule is being revised to add client designee as an approved signature for proof of delivery. This change does not impose a more-than-minor cost.
May 3, 2023
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 21-05-043, filed 2/11/21, effective 3/14/21)
WAC 182-530-5000Billing requirementsPharmacy claim payment.
(1) When billing the medicaid agency for pharmacy services, providers must:
(a) Use the appropriate agency claim form or electronic billing specifications;
(b) Include the actual ((eleven-digit))11-digit national drug code (NDC) number of the product dispensed from a rebate eligible manufacturer;
(c) Bill the agency using metric decimal quantities which is the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) billing unit standard;
(d) Meet the general provider documentation and record retention requirements in WAC 182-502-0020; and
(e) Maintain proof of delivery receipts.
(i) When a provider delivers an item directly to the client or the client's ((authorized representative))designee, the provider must be able to furnish proof of delivery, including the signature of either the client, the client's designee, or the provider, the client's name, and a detailed description of the item or items delivered.
(ii) When a provider mails an item to the client, the provider must be able to furnish proof of delivery including a mail log.
(iii) When a provider uses a delivery or shipping service to deliver items, the provider must be able to furnish proof of delivery and it must:
(A) Include the delivery service tracking slip with the client's name or a reference to the client's package or packages; the delivery service package identification number; and the delivery address.
(B) Include the supplier's shipping invoice, with the client's name; the shipping service package identification number; and a detailed description.
(iv) Make proof of delivery receipts available to the agency upon request.
(2) When billing drugs under the expedited authorization process, providers must insert the authorization number, which includes the corresponding criteria code or codes in the appropriate data field on the drug claim.
(3) Pharmacy services for clients on restriction under WAC 182-501-0135 must be prescribed by the client's primary care provider and are paid only to the client's primary pharmacy, except in cases of:
(a) Emergency;
(b) Family planning services; or
(c) Services properly referred from the client's assigned pharmacy or physician/ARNP.