WSR 99-06-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 2, 1999, 1:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-550-4900 Disproportionate share payments, 388-550-5000 Payment method--LIDSH, 388-550-5100 Payment method--MI DSH, 388-550-5100 MI public DSH (new section), 388-550-5120 MI nonpublic DSH (new section), 388-550-5150 Payment method--GAU DSH, 388-550-5200 Payment method--SRHAPDSH, 388-550-5250 Payment method--THAPDSH, 388-550-5300 Payment method--STHFPDSH, 388-550-5350 Payment method--CTHFPDSH, and 388-550-5400 Payment method--PHDDSH.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.09.730.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To ensure Medical Assistance Administration's administrative code reflects current policy and practice. In January 1998, WAC 388-550-4900 was rewritten. The WACs listed above reference WAC 388-550-4900 and consequently need to reflect the updated wording.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the agency's advice will be sought throughout the rule-making process.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this WAC. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the DSHS representative identified below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allen Richards, Program Assistance and Support Services, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, Washington 98504-5530, phone (360) 586-1008, fax (360) 753-7315, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail richaa@dshs.wa.gov.

March 2, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office