WSR 02-07-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 20, 2002, 10:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Disease management services. MAA plans to implement a new supplemental service for clients who are not institutionalized, who are not enrolled in managed care and who have asthma, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes or end stage renal disease. During the course of developing these rules into new sections of WAC, MAA may identify other changes that are required in existing MAA rules related to this subject.

Note: The agency intends to repeal WAC 388-501-0213 Case management services, as part of this rule-making action.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 Washington State Omnibus Operating Budget 2001-03 (section 209(6), Part II, chapter 7, Laws of 2001), and 42 C.F.R. 440.60.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To establish in rule the limitations, restrictions, and requirements of this new program. MAA intends to limit program participation to those clients described in the subject section above.

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 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 L. Mike Freeman, Rules Program Manager, Medical Assistance Administration, Olympia, WA 98504-5533, phone (360) 725-1350, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail freemlm@dshs.wa.gov, TTY/TTD [TDD] 1-800-848-5429.

March 14, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office