WSR 99-06-085

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed March 2, 1999, 1:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-502-0220 Administrative appeals--Rates--Contractor/provider and 388-550-5600 Hospital rate appeals and disputes.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.210, and 74.09.730.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify the administrative hospital rates appeals process.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will develop these rules using review of each draft by the interested public.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allen Richards, Regulatory Improvement Program, 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