WSR 11-09-056

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medicaid Purchasing Administration)

[ Filed April 18, 2011, 2:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-517-0320 Medicare savings and state-funded medicare buy-in programs cover some client costs.

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: This is a cost-saving measure. Amending this rule brings department payment methodology for medicare/medicaid eligible clients (sometimes referred to as "dual eligible") into alignment with the payment formula established in WAC 388-502-0110 regarding medicare deductible and coinsurance.

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 Kevin Sullivan, MPA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429.

April 15, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office