WSR 10-10-087

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed May 3, 2010, 1:12 p.m. , effective June 3, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To allow for reimbursement for the delivery of home health services via telemedicine. The department is also using this opportunity to incorporate minor housekeeping changes such as changing "medical assistance administration" to "the department" and any changes in terms required to be consistent with the implementation of the new ProviderOne system.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-551-2000, 388-551-2010, 388-551-2020, 388-551-2030, 388-551-2100, 388-551-2110, 388-551-2120, 388-551-2130, 388-551-2200, 388-551-2210, and 388-551-2220.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Other Authority: Chapter 74.09 RCW, and chapter 326, Laws of 2009 (SHB 1529).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-05-078 on February 15, 2010.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Ellen Silverman, DSHS-HRSA, P.O. Box 45560, Olympia, WA 98504-5560, phone (360) 725-1570, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail silvees@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 11, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 11, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 3, 2010.

Susan N. Dreyfus

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 10-11 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office