PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-548 WAC, Federally qualified health centers (FQHC), and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 42 U.S.C 1396a(bb).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is amending this chapter to add a new section regarding medicaid cost reporting requirements for alternative payment methodology (APM) rebasing. With the addition of this new section, other sections may need updating such as the definition section and reimbursement section – to further clarify the department's payment policy.
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 email@example.com.
September 1, 2010
Katherine I. Vasquez