WSR 10-13-128

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)

[ Filed June 22, 2010, 2:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-531 WAC, Physician-related services and other rules as appropriate.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is revising chapter 388-531 WAC and other rules as appropriate to include: (1) Coverage criteria for hysteroscopic sterilizations; and (2) requirements for who can perform and be paid for this procedure.

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, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail boediwl@dshs.wa.gov.

June 22, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office