PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed February 1, 2021, 12:30 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-531A WAC, Applied behavioral analysis (ABA); WAC 182-501-0060 Health care coverage—Program benefit packages—Scope of service categories; other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In chapter 182-531A WAC, the agency is revising these rules to remove the age limits and changing the term child or children to client for ABA. In WAC 182-501-0600, the agency is updating the "N" (No) to a "Y" (Yes) in the ABA covered services table for ABP 21+, CN 21+, and MN 21+. The agency is also adding a Y to the covered services table for ambulance (ground and air) ABP 21+, which was erroneously missing. 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: The 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 Valerie Freudenstein, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Annette Schuffenhauer, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, phone 360-725-1254, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email Annette.email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
February 1, 2021