WSR 18-09-109
[Filed April 18, 2018, 10:05 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-7500 OPPS rate, other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, ESSB 6032, section 213 (1)(fff), Supplemental operating budget, 65th legislature, 2018 regular session.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-550-7500 to comply with ESSB 6032, section 213 (1)(fff) that provides funding for a fifty percent rate increase of outpatient services for sole community hospitals for SFY 2019. The new operating budget becomes effective on July 1, 2018. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
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 Vance Taylor, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, TTY: 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
April 18, 2018
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator