WSR 16-13-009
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed June 2, 2016, 10:33 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-543-0500 DME, CRT, P&O, medical suppliesGeneral, 182-543-2000 DME, CRT, P&O, medical suppliesEligible providers and provider requirements, 182-543-5000 DME, CRT, P&O, medical suppliesCoveredProsthetics/orthotics, 182-545-200 Outpatient rehabilitation; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 42 C.F.R. Part 440.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to comply with new federal rules under 42 C.F.R. Part 440 requiring that medical supplies, equipment and supplies be prescribed by physicians and other allowed nonphysician practitioners, and that the agency inform clients of their right to appeal an adverse agency action. The agency is also amending these rules to add occupational therapists to the list of eligible prosthetic and orthotics providers. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency 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, the agency 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 Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
June 2, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator