WSR 16-13-130
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed June 21, 2016, 3:27 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-548 WAC, Federally-qualified health centers and chapter 182-549 WAC, Rural health clinics.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, ESSHB [E2SHB] 2572 section 7, line (4), chapter 223, Laws of 2014.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules in response to ESSHB [E2SHB] 2572, which directs the agency to increase the use of value-based contracting, alternative quality contracting, and other payment incentives that promote quality, efficiency, cost savings, and health improvement for medicaid purchasing. 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 21, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator