WSR 13-15-133
(Aging and Long-Term Support Administration)
[Filed July 23, 2013, 10:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-106 WAC, Long-term care services, specifically repealing the chronic care management program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is repealing the chronic care management program (CCM) effective September 30, 2013. Washington has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to offer health home services under its medicaid program. Health home services are comparable to CCM services. The state's new health home service contracted through the health care authority will replace the current CCM program. Other related changes that arise during this rule making may be incorporated. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS 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 Angel Sulivan, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2495, fax (360) 407-7582, TTY (360) 493-2637, e-mail
July 22, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator