WSR 11-19-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Filed September 7, 2011, 1:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amends WAC 182-531-0050 Physician related services definitions and 182-530-7000 Reimbursement; and new WAC 182-531-1625 Outpatient hospital treatment requirements -- COE.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Establishes rules for payment of outpatient hemophilia related products and supplies. These proposed rules require treatment of hemophilia disorders to be provided by a comprehensive hemophilia treatment center before the agency will pay for products and supplies.

Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, the agency will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to 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, Rules Program Manager, Health Care Authority, Division of Legal Services, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail wendy.boedigheimer@hca.wa.gov.

September 7, 2011

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office