WSR 15-07-081
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed March 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-0950 Office and other outpatient physician-related services; 182-531-1500 Sleep studies; 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: Revisions to these sections are necessary to:
(1) Strike the last sentence in WAC 182-531-0950(7) regarding immunizations given in a health department. This change aligns with national correct coding initiative edits.
(2) Add coverage for unattended sleep studies in WAC 182-531-1500.
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: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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 Wendy Barcus, Rules and Publications Program Manager, Health Care Authority, Division of Legal Services, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
March 17, 2015
Jason R. P. Crabbe
Rules Coordinator