WSR 13-19-096
(Medicaid Program)
[Filed September 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-5380 Sole community hospital disproportionate share hospital (SCHDSH) (new), 182-550-4900 Disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments—General provisions (amend), and other rules as appropriate.
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: To comply with 3ESSB 5034, chapter 4, Laws of 2013, operating budget, section 213(9) line 17, page 80, the health care authority (HCA) will establish a new disproportionate share hospital payment program for sole community hospitals.
During the course of this review, HCA may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Jason Crabbe, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
September 18, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator