PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-105 WAC, Medicaid rates for contracted home and community residential care services.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Section 13, chapter 142, Laws of 2004, amending RCW 18.20.290; chapter 276, Laws of 2004; RCW 74.39A.030.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:
• To codify the 2.4% vendor rate increases for adult family homes (AFH) and boarding homes with contracts to provide adult residential care (ARC), enhanced adult residential care (EARC), and assisted living (AL) services.
• To amend the bed hold rules for AFHs and boarding homes with ARC, EARC and AL contracts seeking a third-party payment to hold a bed or unit for twenty-one days or longer.
Process for Developing New Rule: By publishing in the Washington State Register: This CR-101 Preproposal statement of inquiry; CR-102 Proposed rule making; and CR-103 Rule-making order, including a concise explanatory statement. ADSA welcomes the public participation in developing its rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, ADSA will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal to everyone currently on the HCS mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you would like to be personally notified when draft regulations are ready for review, please contact Patricia Hague, Office of Rates Management, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, by fax (360) 725-2641 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 5, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit