WSR 12-05-055

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed February 14, 2012, 2:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 182-550-1650 and any other possible related sections in chapter 182-550 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-148).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To incorporate into rule reporting requirements and prohibition of payment for healthcare provider acquired conditions (HCAC) and other potentially preventable conditions (OPPC).

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

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 14, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office