WSR 03-07-031

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 11, 2003, 4:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Medicaid nursing facility payment system, chapter 388-96 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.46 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify regulation by codifying current policies and practices, and editing previous codifications for substance and form. All sections will be reviewed and may be amended.

This CR-101 is a companion to the CR-101 to implement SHB 2242 filed with the code reviser on July 31, 2001, and published as WSR 01-16-136. The rules filed under the CR-102 will cover both CR-101s.

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) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Within ninety days of the effective date of the rule revisions, the agency must submit a state plan amendment. The CMS will notify the agency of acceptance or rejection of the plan.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation in developing and reviewing its Medicaid nursing facility payment regulations. If you would like to be personally notified when draft regulations are ready for review, please contact the staff person indicated below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending comments to Patricia Hague, fax (360) 725-2641, e-mail HaguePE@dshs.wa.gov, or write to ASDA/Office of Rates Management, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600.

March 10, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office