WSR 13-09-070



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed April 17, 2013, 11:29 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 182-550-5450 Supplemental distributions to approved trauma service centers.

     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: This amendment is necessary to ensure the agency's trauma supplemental payment method in SFY 2013 is consistent with the approved state plan amendment.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The health care authority (HCA) coordinates with the department of health in the management and distribution of the trauma care fund, with input from the emergency medical services and trauma steering committee.

     Process for Developing New Rule: HCA welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, HCA will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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 Jason R. P. Crabbe, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

April 17, 2013

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator