WSR 14-12-036
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed May 28, 2014, 1:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 182-550-4940 Disproportionate share hospital paymentsRecoupment and redistribution of overpayments; other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 42 C.F.R. Part 455, Subpart F.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Beginning with the audit of SFY 2011 disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, independent audit findings demonstrating that DSH payments made to a hospital in that year exceeded the documented hospital-specific cost limits, are considered a discovery of an overpayment under 42 C.F.R. Part 433, Subpart F. The agency must establish rules regarding recoupment of the overpayment and to allow for redistribution of the DSH overpayments in accordance with the agency's state plan.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
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 Barcus, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
May 28, 2014
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator