WSR 12-22-058



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed November 6, 2012, 11:26 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-551-1200 Client eligibility for hospice care.

     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: During the revision of the hospice rules under WSR 12-09-079, the agency incorrectly added "medical care services" as an eligible program under WAC 182-551-1200 [1](d). To comply with the agency's federal Transitional Bridge 1115 Waiver, the agency must remove medicare care services from the list of eligible programs for hospice services.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and DSHS aging and disability services administration.

     Process for Developing New Rule: 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 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 Wendy L. Boedighemer [Boedigheimer], Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

November 6, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator