PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed May 17, 2019, 9:03 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-0100 Scope of coverage for physician-related and health care professional services—General and administrative, 182-531-1720 Tobacco cessation counseling, 182-533-0400 Maternity care and newborn delivery, 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 sections to update and clarify language, and to cross-reference details of coverage to the appropriate WAC sections. 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 Michael Williams, P.O. Box 42176 , Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
May 17, 2019