WSR 02-06-086



(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 1, 2002, 3:38 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-540 WAC, Kidney/dialysis services.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.510, 74.09.522, 42 C.F.R. 405.2101, 42 C.F.R. 447.325.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:

Revisions are needed in order to be compliant with Medicaid/Medicare regulations and payment schedules.
New rules are needed to better describe the Medical Assistance Administration's (MAA's) kidney center and dialysis programs.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services--MAA is implementing federal payment methodology (see above).

     Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Myra Davis, MAA Program Manager, P.O. Box 45533, Olympia, WA 98504-55 [98504-5533], phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TDD 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

February 28, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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