WSR 23-15-002
[Filed July 5, 2023, 12:25 p.m.]
Subject: Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 23-0045 Personal Needs Allowance.
Effective Date: July 6, 2023.
Description: The health care authority (HCA) and the aging and long-term support administration of the department of social and health services (DSHS) intend to submit SPA 23-0045 to increase the personal needs allowance (PNA) to comply with HB 1128 approved in the recent legislative session. The PNA for individuals increases to $100 and to $200 for couples.
SPA 23-0045 is expected to have no effect on annual aggregate expenditures/reimbursement/payments.
A copy of SPA 23-0045 is available for review. HCA and DSHS would appreciate any input or concerns regarding this SPA. To request a copy or submit comments, please contact the person named below by August 14, 2023 (please note that all comments are subject to public review and disclosure, as are the names of those who comment).
CONTACT: Paige Lewis, Medicaid Policy, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-725-0757, TRS 711, email