WSR 10-22-118

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed November 3, 2010, 11:07 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-105-0005, the daily medicaid payment rates for clients assessed using the comprehensive assessment reporting evaluation (CARE) tool and that reside in adult family homes (AFH) and boarding homes contracted to provide assisted living (AL), adult residential care (ARC), and enhanced adult residential care (EARC) services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.39.030(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under the Governor's Executive Order 10-04, the aging and disability services administration (ADSA) must reduce its expenditures for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, by 6.287%. To help achieve this level of reduction, ADSA anticipates the possibility of reducing its medicaid payment rates to licensed boarding homes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Patricia Hague, P.O. Box 45600, Mailstop 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2447, fax (360) 725-2641, e-mail haguepe@dshs.wa.gov.

November 3, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office