WSR 15-18-014
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed August 21, 2015, 1:17 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-531-0050 Physician-related services definitions, new WAC 182-531-2020 Enhanced reimbursementLong-acting reversible contraception (LARC), 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 agency is creating WAC 182-531-2020 to allow for an enhanced payment for physician services associated with implanting or insertion of long-acting reversible contraceptives. As a result, revisions to WAC 182-531-0050 Physician-related services definitions, may be necessary. 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 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 Sean Sullivan, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
August 21, 2015
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator