(Community Health Services)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The rules will allow community health services, under the direction of the administrator of the health care authority, to administer the community health care collaborative program, define eligibility requirements and set parameters for the allocation of grant funding.
The 2009 Washington state legislature created the community health care collaborative grant program and appropriated funds in the 2009-11 biennium to Washington state health care authority for the implementation of this program. The proposed rules set the parameters to administer the program.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 182-20-600, 182-20-610, and 182-20-620.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.220 and 41.05.230.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-20-057 on October 2, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 17, 2009.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-07, filed 12/28/06, effective 1/28/07)
WAC 182-20-600 Community health care collaborative program. ((
The community health care collaborative grant
program was established July 1, 2006, to develop innovative
health care delivery models. The funding covers a two-year
cycle; half of the award to be distributed throughout the
first year and the final half distributed throughout the
second year upon evidence of successful program progress and
achieving grant objectives, based upon available funding.))
The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures for the
community health care collaborative grant program. The
authority is responsible for disbursing funds to further the
efforts of community-based organizations that address:
(1) Access to medical treatment;
(2) Efficient use of health care resources; or
(3) Improve quality of care.
The program is a two-year grant. The continuation of disbursement of funds for the second year of the grant is determined upon recipients' satisfactory performance measures reported for the first year.
The authority may also subcontract administrative activities with a statewide community health care organization that can facilitate program policy regarding best practices and standardized performance measures among grantees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 41.05.220, 41.05.230, and 2006 c 67. 07-02-055 (Order 06-07), § 182-20-600, filed 12/28/06, effective 1/28/07.]
Preaward)) Grant development(( .)), including:
Develop)) Setting criteria for the selection of
community-based organizations to receive grant funding;
Develop)) Determining equitable standards governing
the granting of awards;
Determine)) Determining nature and format of the
application and process.
(2) Award determinations((
Consult with representatives, appointed by the
secretary of the department of health, the assistant secretary
of health and recovery services administration within the
department of social and health services, and the office of
the insurance commissioner to make recommendations for final
applicant selection and grant determination)) Accepting grant
(b) Selecting recipients based upon documented health care access and quality improvement goals aligned with state health priorities;
(b) The administrator will review recommendations)) (c)
Reviewing and (( make)) making final determination based upon
(( recommendations, funds available and utilization of
resources to meet the goals of the program;
(c) Conduct)) the applicant's ability to:
(i) Meet the eligibility criteria;
(ii) Meet the program goals; and
(iii) Best utilize funds and resources available to meet the goals of the program;
(d) Conducting on-site visits to ensure applicant's ability to achieve grant objectives and performance measures identified in the application;
(d) Contract)) (e) Contracting with successful
(e) Disburse)) (f) Disbursing grant funds according to
(3) Post-award actions((
Review)) Reviewing periodic progress reports from
Conduct)) Conducting on-site visits of contractors
to provide assistance and ensure compliance of grant
objectives as necessary;
Consult with representatives from department of
health, the assistant secretary of health and recovery
services administration within the department of social and
health services, and office of the insurance commissioner, one
year following initial disbursement, to make recommendations
to administrator for disbursement of the second half of grant
funds, based upon performance measures identified in the
application and evidence of successful program progress and
achieving grant objectives)) Reviewing and approving
distribution of the second half of a grant based upon
satisfactory performance reports; and
The administrator will review and make final
determination for grant disbursements; and
(e) Compile a report to the governor and legislature on July 1, 2008, which)) Compiling periodic reports as requested by the governor and legislature, which may include:
Describes)) Description of organizations and
Describes)) Description and (( analyzes)) analysis
of results achieved;
Makes)) Recommendations for improvements to the
(iv) Highlights best practices that can be replicated statewide.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 41.05.220, 41.05.230, and 2006 c 67. 07-02-055 (Order 06-07), § 182-20-610, filed 12/28/06, effective 1/28/07.]
(a) Applicants must ((
provide the following in)) meet the
application (( format)) requirements prescribed by the
(b) Applicants must be able to show:
(i) Evidence of private, nonprofit, tax exempt status incorporated in Washington state or public agency status under the jurisdiction of a local, county, or tribal government;
(ii) Evidence of the specific geographic region served
(iii) Evidence of a formal collaborative ((
governance structure (( by documentation that may include, but
is not limited to:
(D) Memorandum of understanding;
(F) Letters; or
(G) Other communications)) and decision-making process that demonstrates structure, operation, and accountability to the region served;
(iii))) (iv) Evidence of representation from hospitals,
public health, behavioral health, community health centers,
rural health clinics, and private practitioners that serve
low-income persons in the region, unless there are no such
providers within the region, or providers decline or refuse to
participate or place unreasonable conditions on their
(v) Amount of funds requested and how the dollars will be spent;
(iv))) (vi) Data to evaluate program progress and
ability to meet grant objectives.
(b))) (c) Applicants will be evaluated competitively on
their ability to:
(i) Address documented health care access and quality improvement goals aligned with state policy priorities and health care needs in the specific region served;
Engage)) Document engagement of key community
Show)) Document evidence of matching funds of at
least two dollars for each grant dollar requested. All
matching fund contributions(( , including cash and in-kind,
shall)) must meet the criteria determined by the administrator
and (( included in)) the application guidelines;
Ability to meet the documented health care needs
and)) Address how the grant will enhance long-term capacity
and sustainability of programs;
(v) Show innovation in program approaches that could be replicated throughout the state;
(vi) Make efficient and cost-effective use of funds by simplifying administration affecting the health care delivery system;
(vii) Clearly describe size of organization, program
objectives, and populations served((
(viii) Meet the reporting requirements of the authority)).
(c))) (d) Application access.
(i) The call for grant applications will be made by posting the announcement to the authority's official web site and by notification sent to interested parties.
(ii) To be placed on the interested parties' distribution list, send contact information, including mailing and e-mail addresses to community health care collaboration at Washington State Health Care Authority, P.O. Box 42721, Olympia, Washington 98504-2721.
(2) The guidelines and application forms will be available on the authority's official web site and included with the published guidelines distributed by e-mail to those who request an application. The application will be available in hard copy and sent by United States mail upon request. Applications must be completed and submitted in the format and filed by the deadlines prescribed by the authority and published in the guidelines.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 41.05.220, 41.05.230, and 2006 c 67. 07-02-055 (Order 06-07), § 182-20-620, filed 12/28/06, effective 1/28/07.]