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PDFWAC 182-530-7400

Reimbursement—Compliance packaging services.

(1) The medicaid agency reimburses pharmacies for compliance packaging services provided to clients considered at risk for adverse drug therapy outcomes. Clients who are eligible for compliance packaging services must not reside in a nursing home or other inpatient facility, and must meet (a) and either (b) or (c) of this subsection. The client must:
(a) Have one or more of the following representative disease conditions:
(i) Alzheimer's disease;
(ii) Blood clotting disorders;
(iii) Cardiac arrhythmia;
(iv) Congestive heart failure;
(v) Depression;
(vi) Diabetes;
(vii) Epilepsy;
(viii) HIV/AIDS;
(ix) Hypertension;
(x) Schizophrenia; or
(xi) Tuberculosis.
(b) Concurrently consume two or more prescribed medications for chronic medical conditions, that are dosed at three or more intervals per day; or
(c) Have demonstrated a pattern of noncompliance that is potentially harmful to the client's health. The client's pattern of noncompliance with the prescribed drug regimen must be fully documented in the provider's file.
(2) Compliance packaging services include:
(a) Reusable hard plastic containers of any type (e.g., medisets); and
(b) Nonreusable compliance packaging devices (e.g., blister packs).
(3) The agency pays a filling fee and reimburses pharmacies for the compliance packaging device and container. The frequency of fills and number of payable compliance packaging devices per client is subject to limits specified by the agency. The agency does not pay filling or preparation fees for blister packs.
(4) Pharmacies must use the CMS-1500 claim form to bill the agency for compliance packaging services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 16-01-046, § 182-530-7400, filed 12/9/15, effective 1/9/16. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-530-7400, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, and 74.09.700. WSR 07-20-049, § 388-530-7400, filed 9/26/07, effective 11/1/07.]
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