WSR 14-08-003
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed March 20, 2014, 9:08 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-504-0135 Washington apple health—Reinstated coverage pending an appeal (new) and 182-506-0015 Medical assistance units for non-MAGI-based Washington apple health programs, and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148); 42 C.F.R. § 431, 435, and 457; and 45 C.F.R. § 155.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 182-504-0135 explains what a Washington apple health client's rights are in getting his or her health care coverage reinstated while pending an appeal with the agency; and adding clarifying information to WAC 182-506-0015 that was inadvertently left out of the last revision. 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: None.
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 Kevin Sullivan, HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone (360) 725-1344, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
March 20, 2014
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator