WSR 12-05-021

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed February 7, 2012, 11:25 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-540-001 through 182-540-065, kidney disease program (state-funded); and other related sections as may be necessary.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to these rules are necessary to restructure the kidney disease program. The restructuring would include, but not be limited to, changes to client eligibility and the application process, client and contractor accountability, and structured formal fair hearings and grievance process.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

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, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail wendy.boedigheimer@hca.wa.gov.

February 7, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office