WSR 13-15-072
(Medicaid Program)
[Filed July 16, 2013, 10:46 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-543 WAC, Durable medical equipment and related supplies, prosthetics, orthotics, medical supplies and related services.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021; chapter 178, Laws of 2013 (E2SHB 1445).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As directed by the legislature in E2SHB 1445, these rules are necessary to establish a separate recognition for individually configured, complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) products and services for complex medical-need clients in the medical assistance program. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, HCA will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and 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, HCA, Legal and Administrative Services, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone (360) 725-1306, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
July 16, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator