WSR 04-01-141

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed December 19, 2003, 1:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-550-2598 Critical access hospital (CAH) program (amend).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.09.5225, 74.08.090, 74.04.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is revising the method for cost settlement for services provided to clients eligible under the department's managed care programs to ensure that critical access hospitals receive the correct level of reimbursement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This rule coordinates with other CAH rules that regulate parts of the CAH program that have been established by Department of Health, Aging and Disability Services Administration of Department of Social and Health services, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this proposed WAC amendment. 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 Kathy Sayre, Rules Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Mailstop 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

December 17, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office