HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed May 6, 2020, 10:35 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 20-09-014.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-15-146.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-501-0215 Wraparound with intensive services (WISe).
Hearing Location(s): On June 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
In response to the governor's extended orders for Stay Home, Stay Safe, this public hearing will be held virtually. This will not be an in-person hearing and there is not a physical location available.
You must register for the public hearing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6057562907361355533.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than June 24, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Health Care Authority (HCA) Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 360-586-9727, by June 23, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, by June 5, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In response to the governor's extended orders for Stay Home, Stay Safe and to protect the public's health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency is not able to hold the originally scheduled in-person public hearing on May 26, 2020, filed under WSR 20-09-014. The date of this public hearing is being moved to June 23, 2020, and the location of the public hearing is changed from an in-person hearing to a virtual public hearing.
This rule making is required to comply with, and provide ongoing guidance related to, the requirements that ensure the quality of the WISe delivery model.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Valerie Freudenstein, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-1344; Implementation and Enforcement: Tina Burrell, P.O. Box 42730, Olympia, WA 98504-2730, 360-725-9409.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. RCW 34.05.328
does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The proposed rule does not impose additional costs on businesses.
May 6, 2020
WAC 182-501-0215Wraparound with intensive services (WISe).
(1) Wraparound with intensive services (WISe) is a service delivery model that provides comprehensive behavioral health covered services and support to:
(a) Medicaid-eligible clients age twenty or younger with complex behavioral health needs; and
(b) Their families.
(2) The authority, the managed care organizations, and the WISe provider agencies must use, continue to use, and substantially comply with the WISe quality plan (WISe QP) for the delivery of WISe. The purpose of the WISe QP is to:
(a) Provide a framework for quality management goals, objectives, processes, tools, and resources to measure the implementation and success of the WISe service delivery model; and
(b) Guide production, dissemination, and use of measures used to inform and improve WISe service delivery.
(3) The WISe QP, as may be amended from time to time, is incorporated by reference and is available online at https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/behavioral-health-recovery/wraparound-intensive-services-wise.