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WAC 182-548-1200

Federally qualified health centersEnrollment.

(1) To enroll as a Washington apple health provider and receive payment for services, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) must:
(a) Receive FQHC certification for participation in the Title XVIII (medicare) program according to 42 C.F.R. 491;
(b) Sign a core provider agreement; and
(c) Operate in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
(2) The medicaid agency uses one of two timeliness standards for determining the effective date of a medicaid-certified FQHC.
(a) The agency uses medicare's effective date if the FQHC returns a properly completed core provider agreement and FQHC enrollment packet within sixty calendar days from the date of medicare's letter notifying the center of the medicare certification.
(b) The agency uses the date the signed core provider agreement is received if the FQHC returns the properly completed core provider agreement and FQHC enrollment packet sixty-one or more calendar days after the date of medicare's letter notifying the clinic of the medicare certification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 15-11-008, § 182-548-1200, filed 5/7/15, effective 6/7/15. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-548-1200, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, BIPA of 2000 Section 702, sections 201 and 209 of 2009-2011 budget bill, and 42 U.S.C. 1396a(bb). WSR 10-09-002, § 388-548-1200, filed 4/7/10, effective 5/8/10.]
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