PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed February 3, 2020, 12:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-548 WAC, Federally qualified health centers; chapter 182-549 WAC, Rural health clinics; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
, 42 U.S.C. 1396a (bb)(5)(A).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these chapters to replace fee-for-service equivalency language with actual managed care payments language. The agency may consider other amendments to these chapters during the rule-making process. 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: 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 (Rule-making Process Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Michaela Snook (Program Policy Questions), P.O. Box 45518, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-0917, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
February 3, 2020