PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
[Filed December 23, 1998, 10:44 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-538 WAC, Managed care.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.510 and [74.09.]522, 1115 Federal Waiver; 42 USC 1396a(a), (e), and (p); 1396r-6(b); 1396U-2.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify changes made by the ESA/MAA review of all rules that possibly relate to TANF (temporary aid to needy families) and CSOs (community service offices). To review the rules for compliance with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 and the DSHS secretary's order on regulatory improvement.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health (DOH), Health Care Authority (HCA), and Office of Information Systems rules also regulate this subject; there is no conflict with these rules. The workgroup will include DOH and HCA members to ensure coordination.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this WAC. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the DSHS representative identified below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ann Myers, Program Assistance and Support Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, Washington 98504-5530, phone (360) 586-2337, fax (360) 753-7315, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 21, 1998
Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit