WSR 14-15-085
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed July 17, 2014, 2:19 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 182-550-3850; amending WAC 182-550-7500; and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority (agency) is making changes to hospital rules to allow for payment increases under the sole community hospital program and to allow for updates to inpatient conversion factors due to annual medical education and wage index changes.
During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency 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, the agency 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, Rules and Publications, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
July 17, 2014
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator