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PDFWAC 182-500-0015

Medical assistance definitionsB.

"Benefit package" means the set of health care service categories included in a client's health care program. See WAC 182-501-0060.
"Benefit period" means the time period used to determine whether medicare can pay for covered Part A services. A benefit period begins the first day a beneficiary receives inpatient hospital or extended care services from a qualified provider. The benefit period ends when the beneficiary has not been an inpatient of a hospital or other facility primarily providing skilled nursing or rehabilitation services for sixty consecutive days. There is no limit to the number of benefit periods a beneficiary may receive. Benefit period also means a "spell of illness" for medicare payments.
"Billing instructions" means provider guides. See WAC 182-500-0085.
"Blind" is a category of medical program eligibility that requires:
(a) A central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens; or
(b) A field of vision limitation so the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees from central.
"By report (BR)" means a method of payment in which the agency or the agency's designee determines the amount it will pay for a service when the rate for that service is not included in the agency's published fee schedules. The provider must submit a report which describes the nature, extent, time, effort and equipment necessary to deliver the service.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 21-19-141, § 182-500-0015, filed 9/22/21, effective 10/23/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 2014 c 225. WSR 16-06-053, § 182-500-0015, filed 2/24/16, effective 4/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 15-21-063, § 182-500-0015, filed 10/19/15, effective 11/19/15. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-500-0015, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 2011 1st sp.s. c 15. WSR 11-14-053, § 388-500-0015, filed 6/29/11, effective 7/30/11.]
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