WSR 05-16-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed August 1, 2005, 4:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-550-2900 Payment limits -- Inpatient 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: Preproposal statement of inquiry filed as WSR 04-03-091 on January 20, 2004, proposing to amend WAC 388-550-2800 and 388-550-2900, was withdrawn on July 5, 2005. The department is refiling a CR-101 proposing to amend WAC 388-550-2900 to clarify that the department pays for certain screening tests of newborn infants in addition to the diagnostic-related group (DRG) payment. (Note: A CR-101 for WAC 388-550-2800 has been filed under WSR 05-14-145.)

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Health (DOH), the department is coordinating this rule with DOH's chapter 246-650 WAC.

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 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, Health and Recovery Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, 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.

August 1, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office