PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-550-3000 DRG payment system.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is updating and clarifying policy regarding the diagnostic-related group (DRG) classification system for inpatient hospital services provided to medical assistance clients.
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 Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-45533, phone (360) 725-1342, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail email@example.com.
December 15, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit