PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed April 1, 2019, 8:30 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2590 Agency prior authorization requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 LTAC services, 182-550-2600 Inpatient psychiatric services, 182-550-2900 Payment limits—Inpatient hospital services, 182-550-4550 Administrative day rate and swing bed day rate, and other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to clarify that pharmacy and pharmacy services may be billed when a client is admitted under administrative status for inpatient hospital stays. 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 Melinda Froud, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
April 1, 2019