WSR 11-23-017



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed November 7, 2011, 2:50 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-548-1400 Federally qualified health centers -- Reimbursement and limitations and 182-549-1400 Rural health clinics -- Reimbursement and limitations.

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: Upon approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the agency's state plan amendment, the agency will implement a new alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) for services.

Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, HCA 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, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY (800) 848-5429, e-mail

November 7, 2011

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office