PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed October 4, 2018, 8:27 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-545-400 Habilitative services and other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is striking the outdated requirement in this section for a diagnosis of one of the qualifying conditions listed in the agency's provider guide for habilitative services. The agency does not require the diagnosis of a specific condition for an eligible client to receive habilitative services and has removed the list from the billing guide. 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 Michael Williams, 626 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-586-9727 [360-725-1346], fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
October 4, 2018