WSR 12-09-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed April 17, 2012, 4:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 182-530-1000 and 182-531-0100, and possibly other related WAC sections.

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: Amendment of these rules is necessary due to changes the agency is making to WAC 182-502-0005.

The agency is amending WAC 182-502-0005 to implement 42 C.F.R. 455.410 which mandates states to require all ordering, prescribing, or referring providers to be enrolled as participating providers. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.

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 Jason Crabbe, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail Jason.crabbe@hca.wa.gov.

April 17, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office