WSR 04-16-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed August 2, 2004, 3:36 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-502-0160 Billing a client.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) is considering revising several portions of the rule to update policy, clarify existing policy, and to better define the scope of the rule in an effort to respond to the needs of the department's clients and providers.

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 rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Rules and Publications Section, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov.

August 2, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office