PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-519-0110 Spenddown of excess income for the medically needy program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.530.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The change is needed in order to be in compliance with federal regulations. Under 42 C.F.R. § 435.831 (f)(1) deductible medical expenses that can be used to deduct from excess income during the base period can be paid or unpaid expenses.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will coordinate development of the rule with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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 Wendy Forslin, Program Manager, P.O. Box 45534, Olympia, WA 98504-5534, phone (360) 725-1343, fax (360) 664-0910, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 10, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit