WSR 00-10-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Order 00-01 -- Filed May 3, 2000, 9:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Consolidation of PEBB and basic health appeal procedures under chapter 182-16 WAC. Amendments to basic health WAC 182-25-100 and repealing of WAC 182-25-105 and 182-25-110.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160 and 70.47.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is proposing to amend its rules dealing with member appeals in order to streamline and standardize the appeals process across all Health Care Authority (HCA) programs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Insurance Commissioner (IC), 2SSB 6199, chapter 5, Laws of 2000. The HCA will monitor IC requirements to ensure there is no conflict.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailings and public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kathy McCord, R.N., Health Care Authority, 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E., P.O. Box 42684, Olympia, WA 98504-2684, phone (360) 923-2626, fax (360) 923-2608.

May 3, 2000

Melodie H. Bankers

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office