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PDFWAC 182-551-1520

Payment method for nonhospice providers.

(1) The medicaid agency pays for hospitals that provide inpatient care to clients in the hospice program for medical conditions not related to their terminal illness according to chapter 182-550 WAC, Hospital services.
(2) The medicaid agency pays providers who are attending physicians and not employed by the hospice agency, the usual amount through the resource based relative value scale (RBRVS) fee schedule:
(a) For direct physician care services provided to a hospice client;
(b) When the provided services are not related to the terminal illness; and
(c) When the client's providers, including the hospice agency, coordinate the health care provided.
(3) The department of social and health services (DSHS) aging and disability services administration (ADSA) pays for services provided to a client eligible under the community options program entry system (COPES) directly to the COPES provider.
(a) The client's monthly participation amount, if there is one, for services provided under COPES is paid separately to the COPES provider; and
(b) Hospice agencies must bill the medicaid agency's hospice program directly for hospice services, not the COPES program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, Section 2302 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148), and Section 1814 (a)(7) of the Social Security Act. WSR 12-09-079, § 182-551-1520, filed 4/17/12, effective 5/18/12. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-551-1520, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 05-18-033, § 388-551-1520, filed 8/30/05, effective 10/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.09.520, 74.08.090, 42 C.F.R. 418.22 and 418.24. WSR 99-09-007, § 388-551-1520, filed 4/9/99, effective 5/10/99.]
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