WSR 04-20-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed October 5, 2004, 4:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-535-1070 Dental-related services provider information.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.520.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To ensure the quality of professional healthcare providers, the Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) is incorporating into rule the provisions that only a dentist entitled to a specialty designation under WAC 246-817-420 and who meets MAA's certification requirements may bill claims using current procedural terminology (CPT) codes for performing oral and maxillofacial surgery on medical assistance clients.

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 Kathy Sayre, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov.

October 5, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

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