WSR 15-19-022
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed September 4, 2015, 7:52 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-4400 Services exempt from DRG payment 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: WAC 182-550-4400 (2)(i) is being revised to remove the list of approved hospitals for bariatric surgery. The list is outdated. Providers may refer to the agency's inpatient hospital provider guide or the agency's web site for the most updated list of approved hospitals for bariatric surgery. WAC 182-550-4400 (2)(f) is being revised to change the authorization requirements for administrative days. 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 Amy Emerson, Health Care Authority, Division of Legal Services, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429.
September 4, 2015
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator