WSR 16-14-053
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed June 29, 2016, 2:17 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-530 WAC, Prescription drugs (outpatient); 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. 447.512 (a) and (b), 447-518(a) [447.518(a)], 447.518(d), and 447.522.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising this chapter to align with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new covered outpatient drug rule, CMS-2345-FC. 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: CMS.
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 Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
June 29, 2016
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator