WSR 13-11-074



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed May 16, 2013, 1:40 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-547 WAC, Hearing aids and other rules as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to this chapter are necessary to:

     (1) Remove batteries from noncovered and add them to covered;

     (2) Clarify that FM systems, including the computer-aided hearing devices for FM systems, are not covered in any situation; and

     (3) Make housekeeping fixes such as correcting WAC citations, cross references, and changing "department" to "agency."

     Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, HCA will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy L. Boedigheimer, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

May 16, 2013

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator