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PDFWAC 182-550-2595

Identification of and payment methodology for services and equipment included in the LTAC fixed per diem rate.

(1) In addition to room and board, the LTAC fixed per diem rate includes, but is not limited to, the following (see the medicaid agency's LTAC billing instructions for applicable revenue codes):
(a) Room and board - Rehabilitation;
(b) Room and board - Intensive care;
(c) Pharmacy - Up to and including two hundred dollars per day in total allowed covered charges for any combination of pharmacy services that includes prescription drugs, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) therapy, IV infusion therapy, and epogen or neupogen therapy;
(d) Medical/surgical supplies and devices;
(e) Laboratory - General;
(f) Laboratory - Chemistry;
(g) Laboratory - Immunology;
(h) Laboratory - Hematology;
(i) Laboratory - Bacteriology and microbiology;
(j) Laboratory - Urology;
(k) Laboratory - Other laboratory services;
(l) Respiratory services;
(m) Physical therapy;
(n) Occupational therapy; and
(o) Speech-language therapy.
(2) The agency pays the LTAC hospital for services covered by the LTAC fixed per diem rate by the rate in effect at the date of admission, minus the sum of:
(a) Client liability, whether or not collected by the provider; and
(b) Any amount of coverage from third parties, whether or not collected by the provider, including, but not limited to, coverage from:
(i) Insurers and indemnitors;
(ii) Other federal or state health care programs;
(iii) Payments made to the provider on behalf of the client by individuals or organizations not liable for the client's financial obligations; and
(iv) Any other contractual or legal entitlement of the client, including, but not limited to:
(A) Crime victims' compensation;
(B) Workers' compensation;
(C) Individual or group insurance;
(D) Court-ordered dependent support arrangements; and
(E) The tort liability of any third party.
(3) The agency may make annual rate increases to the LTAC fixed per diem rate by using a vendor rate increase. The agency may rebase the LTAC fixed per diem rate periodically.
(4) When the agency establishes a special client service contract to complement the core provider agreement with an out-of-state LTAC hospital for services, the contract terms take precedence over any conflicting payment program policies set in WAC by the agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 15-18-065, § 182-550-2595, filed 8/27/15, effective 9/27/15. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-550-2595, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500. WSR 07-11-129, § 388-550-2595, filed 5/22/07, effective 8/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 03-02-056, § 388-550-2595, filed 12/26/02, effective 1/26/03; WSR 02-14-162, § 388-550-2595, filed 7/3/02, effective 8/3/02.]
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