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Entries in Regulatory (44)


Medicaid Policy Updates

Provider Guides

Please note that effective July 1, 2014, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will no longer be sending listserv notices regarding provider guide updates. The HCA currently updates each provider guide at the start of each quarter: January 1st, April 1st, July 1st & October 1st. According to the HCA, it will now be the responsibility of the provider to access the updated provider guides on the HCA’s website at the start of each quarter. 

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ATTENTION: Electronic Health Records Update

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the Washington State Health Care Authority sent out a policy update regarding the requirement of additional documentation for the Electronic Health Record Medicaid Incentive Payment Program’s (eMIPP) Meaningful Use attestation process. 

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Medicaid Policy Updates Announced

Attention Medicaid Providers: There have been recent policy updates in Chapter 182-535 WAC which will affect claims with dates of service on and after May 1, 2014. Below, is a list of the major updates. Please contact Emily Lovell at should you have any questions.

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ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Delayed

On Monday, April 1, 2014, H.R. 4302 was signed by President Obama pushing the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October of 2015. ICD-10 contains two sets of codes; ICD-10-CM-Clinical Modification (these codes may be used in medicine and dentistry) and ICD-10-PCS- Procedure Coding System (will be used in hospitals only). ICD-10-CM stands for International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification.

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