WSR 10-13-163

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)

[ Filed June 23, 2010, 8:48 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 388-501-0135, 388-501-0200, 388-502-0100, 388-502-0120, 388-502-0150, 388-502-0160, 388-502-0210, 388-502-0220, 388-531-0050, 388-531-0150, 388-531-0200, 388-531-0300, 388-531-0350, 388-531-0450, 388-531-0500, 388-531-0550, 388-531-0600, 388-531-0650, 388-531-0700, 388-531-0750, 388-531-0800, 388-531-0850, 388-531-0900, 388-531-0950, 388-531-1050, 388-531-1100, 388-531-1150, 388-531-1200, 388-531-1250, 388-531-1300, 388-531-1350, 388-531-1450, 388-531-1500, 388-531-1550, 388-531-1650, 388-531-1700, 388-531-1750, 388-531-1850, 388-531-1900, 388-532-730, 388-532-760, 388-534-0200, 388-539-0200, 388-539-0300, 388-539-0350, 388-551-1350, 388-533-100, 388-533-300, 388-533-400, and 388-556-0200.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on August 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than August 25, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on August 24, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by August 10, 2010, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Correcting old terminology such as "medical assistance administration (MAA)" to "the department," "internal control number" to "a transaction control number," "medical identification card" to "services card," "foster care placement" to "in out-of-home placement," "EPSDT screens" to "EPSDT exams," fixing errant WAC cross references, adding updated web site links, and removing erroneous addresses.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Conforms to the new ProviderOne claims processing system and will eliminate confusion for people who read these rules by using correct citations and using uniform terminology.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Wendy L. Boedigheimer, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, (360) 725-1306.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These are just "housekeeping" changes.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Because there are just "housekeeping" changes, it is exempt under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(iv).

June 9, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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 10-15 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office