WSR 12-22-074



(Medicaid Program)

[ Filed November 7, 2012, 9:39 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend chapter 182-557 WAC, Chronic care management, and possibly other related WAC sections, as appropriate.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, SSB 5394.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In accordance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), section 2703, and Washington SSB 5394, these rules are necessary to implement adoption of health homes and within them, advance the practice of chronic care management to improve health outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS); department of health (DOH), department of social and health services (DSHS). The agency will collaborate with CMS, DOH, and DSHS when writing the rules.

     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 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. Boedigheimer, Rules and Publications Program Manager, P.O. Box 45504, Olympia, WA 98504-5504, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail

November 7, 2012

Kevin M. Sullivan

Rules Coordinator