WSR 05-13-076

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed June 13, 2005, 4:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-550-1350 Revenue code categories and subcategories -- CPT and HCPCS reporting requirements for outpatient hospitals, 388-550-6000 Payment -- Outpatient hospital services, 388-550-7000 Outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) -- General; possible other sections in chapter 388-550 WAC relating to outpatient hospital services.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is updating definitions and program policy for outpatient hospital services.

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

June 13, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office