WSR 17-01-065
[Filed December 15, 2016, 10:47 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The subject of this rule making relates to the statewide all-payer health care claims data base (APCD). Specifically, the rules will address the format for the calculation and display of aggregate cost data.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.371.050(6).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 43.371 RCW directs the office of financial management (OFM) to establish a statewide APCD to support transparent public reporting of health care information. To accomplish this requirement, OFM is further directed to select a lead organization to coordinate and manage the data base. Specifically, RCW 43.371.050(6) provides that OFM shall approve by rule a format for the calculation and display of aggregate cost data consistent with this chapter that will prevent the disclosure or determination of proprietary financial information.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agency regulates the subject of this rule making.
Process for Developing New Rule: A collaborative approach will be used. The APCD web site and associated listserv will be used to provide information and seek comments before a draft is filed for hearing. Stakeholder meetings to review and discuss draft rules will also be scheduled as appropriate.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To participate in the rule-making process you may:
Send OFM an email with your name and contact information (and questions or comments) at
Sign up on the APCD listserv at Those who sign up will receive information on the rules, hearing dates and the latest drafts of the rules for your comments.
December 15, 2016
Roselyn Marcus
Assistant Director
Legal and Legislative Affairs
Rule[s] Coordinator