PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 18, 2019, 9:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-535-1098 Covered—Adjunctive general services, 182-535-1350 Payment methodology for dental-related services, 182-550-1100 Hospital care—General; 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 align with recent policy changes regarding dental prescriptions and hospital charges for dental services for clients enrolled in an agency-contracted managed care organization (MCO). Beginning in January 2020, these charges will be the responsibility of the client's MCO. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related 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: Not applicable.
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 Valerie Freudenstein, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Pixie Needham, P.O. Box 45506, Olympia, WA 98504-5506, phone 360-725-9967, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
December 18, 2019