WSR 13-07-007



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed March 7, 2013, 1:17 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-502-0012 When the department does not enroll, 182-502-0050 Provider dispute of a department action, 182-502-0060 Reapplying for participation, 182-502-0270 Review of department's provider dispute decision, and other rules as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising these rules to afford more discretion in determining provider eligibility for participation as a medicaid provider, as set forth in these WAC provisions, and streamlining the dispute process. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity, update policy, or incorporate housekeeping changes.

     Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA will file a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. 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, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

March 7, 2013

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator