WSR 03-20-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed September 30, 2003, 4:09 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Sections in chapter 388-535A WAC, Orthodontic services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.035, 74.09.500, 74.09.520.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is revising rules to update and clarify existing policy regarding orthodontic services, including program definitions, provider requirements, expedited prior authorization, and reimbursement; also, to incorporate into permanent rule the requirements of Public Law 104-191 (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

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 Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, P.O. Box 5533, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail sayrek@dshs.wa.gov, TDD 1-800-848-5429.

September 30, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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