(1) The department determines the reimbursement rate for a pediatric palliative care (PPC) contact described in WAC 388-551-1820
using the average of statewide metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home health care rates for skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech-language therapy and occupational therapy.
(2) The department makes adjustments to the reimbursement rate for PPC contacts when the legislature grants a vender rate change. New rates become effective as directed by the legislature and are effective until the next rate change.
(3) The reimbursement rate for authorized out-of-state PPC services is the same as the in-state non-MSA rate.
[WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-551-1850, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
, 74.09.520. WSR 05-18-033, § 388-551-1850, filed 8/30/05, effective 10/1/05.]