Medical assistance definitions -- A.
Effective October 1, 2013.
"Administrative renewal" means the agency uses verification from electronically available income data sources to verify and recertify a person's Washington apple health benefits for a subsequent certification period. A case is administratively renewed when the person's self-attested income is reasonably compatible (as defined in WAC 182-500-0095) with the information available to the agency from the electronic data sources and the person meets citizenship, immigration, Social Security number, and age requirements.
"Agency" means the Washington state health care authority (HCA), created pursuant to chapter 41.05 RCW.
"Agency's designee" means the Washington state department of social and health services (DSHS), created pursuant to chapter 43.20A RCW.
"Allowable costs" are the documented costs as reported after any cost adjustment, cost disallowances, reclassifications, or reclassifications to nonallowable costs which are necessary, ordinary and related to the outpatient care of medical care clients are not expressly declared nonallowable by applicable statutes or regulations. Costs are ordinary if they are of the nature and magnitude which prudent and cost-conscious management would pay.
"Alternative benefits plan" means the range of health care ser-vices included within the scope of service categories described in WAC 182-501-0060 available to persons eligible to receive health care coverage under the Washington apple health modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)-based adult coverage described in WAC 182-505-0250.
"Ancillary services" means additional services ordered by the provider to support the core treatment provided to the patient. These services may include, but are not limited to, laboratory services, radiology services, drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
"Apple health for kids" is the umbrella term for health care coverage for certain groups of children that is funded by the state and federal governments under Title XIX medicaid programs or Title XXI Children's Health Insurance Program, or solely through state funds (including the program formerly known as the children's health program). Funding for any given child depends on the program for which the child is determined to be eligible. Apple health for kids programs are included in the array of health care programs available through Washington apple health (WAH).
"Attested income" means a self-declared statement of a person's income made under penalty of perjury to be true. (See also "self-attested income.")
"Authorization" means the agency's or the agency's designee's determination that criteria are met, as one of the preconditions to the agency's or the agency's designee's decision to provide payment for a specific service or device. (See also "expedited prior authorization" and "prior authorization.")
"Authorized representative" means a family member, friend, organization or someone acting responsibly on behalf of a person who is designated by the person to act on his or her behalf in all matters relating to an application or renewal of Washington apple health or other ongoing communications with agency or its designee. The authorization must be made in writing and signed by the person unless the person's medical condition prevents such written authorization. Authority to act on behalf of an applicant or beneficiary under state law can substitute for the person's authorization. The power to act as an authorized representative ends when the person or a court-appointed guardian of the person informs the agency or its designee that the representative is no longer authorized to act on his or her behalf, or when the agency learns of a change in the legal authority upon which the authorization is based.