The following rules apply if medicaid transportation services are requested:
(1) The day health center must refer the client to a local medicaid transportation broker. The broker may consult with the client, the client's physician, family, case manager, or day health center as needed in making any transportation arrangements.
(2) In referring the client to a day health center, the case manager may consider: The frailty and endurance of the client, the client's skilled nursing or rehabilitative therapy needs, and a reasonable round-trip travel time that may not exceed two hours, unless there is no closer center that can meet the client's skilled care needs. Documentation of language barriers may be considered on an exception to rule basis by the case manager.
(3) All brokered transportation under this subsection is subject to the requirements of chapter 388-546
WAC or its successors. In the case of any conflicts, the provisions of chapter 388-546
WAC take precedence.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050
, 74.04.057, 74.04.200, 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and 74.39A.030. WSR 03-06-024, § 388-71-0726, filed 2/24/03, effective 7/1/03.]