WSR 12-17-060



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed August 10, 2012, 1:56 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 182-502-0010 When the department enrolls, 182-502-0012 When the department does not enroll and 182-502-0014 Review and consideration of an applicant's history; and new WAC 182-502-0017 Deactivation and reactivation of providers; and possibly other related WAC sections, as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 42 C.F.R. 431 and 455.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority (HCA) is amending current rules and implementing new rules on provider screening and enrollment in response to the Affordable Care Act.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DSHS. HCA will collaborate with DSHS when writing the rules.

     Process for Developing New Rule: 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 notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) with the office of the code reviser. 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 Jason R. P. Crabbe, Rules and Publications Program Manager, HCA, Legal and Administrative Services, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

August 10, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator