WSR 09-14-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed June 24, 2009, 1:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-543-2900 Medical supplies and nondurable medical equipment (MSE)--Reimbursement methodology.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These amendments are necessary to describe the payment methodology the department will use to meet the legislature's intent that the department continue to meet federal payment standards for durable medical equipment (DME) with a lower overall level of appropriation as required in the 2009-2011 final legislative budget.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy L. Boedigheimer, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9272, TTY 1-800-848-5429.

June 24, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office