WSR 06-15-100

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed July 17, 2006, 11:08 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Expedited repeal of the following disease management program rules: WAC 388-557-5000 General, 388-557-5050 Definitions, 388-557-5100 Client eligibility and assignment, 388-557-5150 Requirements for becoming an MAA-contracted disease management organization, 388-557-5200 MAA-contracted disease management organization -- Confidentiality and information sharing, 388-557-5250 Scope of services, and 388-557-5300 Billing limits.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rules Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, or deliver to Blake Office Park East, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185 , AND RECEIVED BY September 18, 2006, 5:00 p.m.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rules are no longer needed because the disease management pilot program has been discontinued June 30, 2006.

The department has plans to create a new chronic care management program next year based on the results of the disease management pilot program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Repealing these rules will prevent confusion for the public who might read them and assume that the disease management program is still in operation.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kevin Sullivan, 626 8th Avenue, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, (360) 725-1344; Implementation and Enforcement: Alison Robbins, 626 8th Avenue, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, (360) 725-1634.

July 7, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3780.1
REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 388-557-5000 Disease management program -- General.
WAC 388-557-5050 Disease management program -- Definitions.
WAC 388-557-5100 Disease management program -- Client eligibility and assignment.
WAC 388-557-5150 Requirements for becoming an MAA-contracted disease management organization (DMO).
WAC 388-557-5200 MAA-contracted disease management organization (DMO) -- Confidentiality and data sharing.
WAC 388-557-5250 Disease management program -- Scope of services.
WAC 388-557-5300 Disease management program services -- Billing limits.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office