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PDFWAC 182-551-2000

General.

(1) 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 any setting where normal life activities take place, subject to the restrictions and limitations in subchapter II.
(2) A client does not have to be homebound or need nursing or therapy services to receive services under this chapter.
(3) 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.
(4) Home health services include the following services and items:
(a) Nursing service, see WAC 182-551-2100;
(b) Home health aide service, see WAC 182-551-2120;
(c) Medical supplies, equipment, and appliances suitable for use in any setting where normal life activities take place, see chapter 182-543 WAC; and
(d) Physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy, see WAC 182-551-2110, and audiology services, see WAC 182-531-0375.
(5) The agency evaluates medical equipment requests for medical necessity according to WAC 182-501-0165.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and 42 C.F.R. Section 440.70. WSR 18-24-023, § 182-551-2000, filed 11/27/18, effective 1/1/19. 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.]
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