WSR 03-10-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 1, 2003, 1:30 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 388-550-1300 Revenue code categories and subcategories, 388-550-1400 Covered revenue codes for hospital services, 388-550-1500 Noncovered revenue codes, and 388-550-6000 Payment -- Outpatient hospital services. New hospital services sections in chapter 388-550 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To comply with the requirements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191. Also, the rules are being revised to ensure MAA's administrative code reflects current policy and practice.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 and Publications, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1342, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

April 30, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office