Local Health Jurisdictions

Local Health Jurisdictions are eligible for partial reimbursement for the time their staff spend performing Medicaid administrative activities.

Eligible activities include:

  • Assisting individuals in applying for or renewing Medicaid to provide information.
  • Explaining the Medicaid program and covered services.
  • Assisting individuals in accessing Medicaid covered services.

Staff participate in a quarterly Random Moment Time Study to determine the amount of time they spend performing Medicaid administrative activities. The Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials operates the web-based time study. The association is available to provide system related technical assistance.

The Health Care Authority manages the Local Health Jurisdiction Medicaid Administrative Claiming Program and is responsible for oversight and monitoring of the program. The Health Care Authority is available to provide program assistance as needed.

Random Moment Time Study (RMTS)

Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials Random Moment Time Study for Local Health Jurisdictions

Training

Resources

Statewide coordinator calls

HCA hosts statewide Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) coordinator calls on a regular schedule, generally monthly. These calls are used to provide program updates and discuss important topics.

Billing and required documents

Important documents

Contact

Jennifer Inman
Program specialist
Email: Jennifer.inman@hca.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-1728
Mailing address:
Medicaid Administrative Claiming
P.O. Box 45530
Olympia, WA 98504-5530

Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials
Brad Banks
Managing director public and environmental health
Email: bbanks@wacounties.org
Phone: 360-489-3011

Hansine Fisher and Associates
Random Moment Time Study vendor
Email: urmts-help@hfa3.org