WSR 00-18-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed September 6, 2000, 11:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) is planning to amend WAC 388-502-0160 Billing a client. This rule describes when/how a provider may bill a client for services, equipment or supplies.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This amendment is needed to clarify parts of WAC 388-502-0160, which was recently adopted (effective August 5, 2000).

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 Leslie Saeger, Regulatory Improvement Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 725-1347, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail saegell@dshs.wa.gov.

September 6, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office