WSR 07-14-052

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 28, 2007, 9:29 a.m. , effective August 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 2007.

Purpose: Medical assistance of the health and recovery services administration (HRSA) is clarifying and updating existing definitions, adding new definitions relating to inpatient and outpatient hospital services, specifically definitions pertaining to payment methodologies for inpatient hospital services, and repealing outdated definitions. Medical assistance is also adding new language that states the department's hospital selective contracting program no longer exists for admissions on and after July 1, 2007.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-550-1050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-08-108 on April 4, 2007.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Larry Linn, P.O. Box 45510, Olympia, WA 98504-5510, phone (360) 725-1856, fax (360) 753-9152, e-mail linnld@dshs.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 25, 2007.

Robin Arnold-Williams

Secretary

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-15 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office