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Home health servicesGeneral.

The purpose of the medicaid agency's home health program is to reduce the costs of health care services by providing equally effective, less restrictive quality care to the client in the client's residence, subject to the restrictions and limitations in subchapter II.
Home health skilled services are provided for acute, intermittent, short-term, and intensive courses of treatment. See chapters 182-514 and 388-71 WAC for programs administered to clients who need chronic, long-term maintenance care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160. WSR 16-03-035, § 182-551-2000, filed 1/12/16, effective 2/12/16. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-551-2000, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, chapter 74.09 RCW, and 2009 c 326. WSR 10-10-087, § 388-551-2000, filed 5/3/10, effective 6/3/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.09.530, and 74.09.500. WSR 02-15-082, § 388-551-2000, filed 7/15/02, effective 8/15/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.530. WSR 99-16-069, § 388-551-2000, filed 8/2/99, effective 9/2/99.]