WSR 16-12-078
[Filed May 31, 2016, 9:14 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 296-23-245 Licensed nursing billing instructions, regarding changes to update our payment policies to allow the raising of the reimbursement rate for advanced registered nurse practitioners treating injured workers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.04.030.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The affected rule describes the rate of reimbursement for the services billed by advanced registered nurse practitioners for professional health care services. The proposed rule change will allow reimbursement for advanced registered nurse practitioners to be raised from ninety to one hundred percent of the professional fee schedule rates.
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 works with external stakeholders by soliciting feedback regarding a rule change through the rule change process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting David Schultz, Department of Labor and Industries, Health Services Analysis, P.O. Box 44322, Olympia, WA 98504-4322, phone (360) 902-4244, fax (360) 902-4249, e-mail
May 31, 2016
Joel Sacks