WSR 15-24-129
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed December 2, 2015, 9:42 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section in chapter 182-546 WAC, Transportation services; and other rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, HB 2007, chapter 147, Laws of 2015, 64th legislature, 2015 regular session.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is necessary to implement HB 2007 which directs the agency to design and implement a supplemental medicaid reimbursement in addition to the rate of payment that an eligible provider would otherwise receive for medicaid ground emergency medical transportation services for both fee-for-service and managed care enrolled clients. An eligible provider is one who provides ground emergency medical transportation services to medicaid beneficiaries, is enrolled as a medicaid provider, and is owned or operated by the state, a city, county fire protection district, community services district, health care district, federally recognized Indian tribe or any unit of government as defined in 42 C.F.R. Sec. 433.50.
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 Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone (360) 725-1348, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
December 2, 2015
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator