PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-550-3100 Calculating DRG relative weights.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To allow the department to use a broader database for calculating relative weights for the diagnostic-related group (DRG) formula.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.
February 13, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit