WSR 17-15-036
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed July 11, 2017, 7:53 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-549-1450 Rural health clinicsGeneral payment information, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160; SSB 5883, 65th legislature, 2017 3rd sp. sess., section 213 (1)(ll).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-549-1450 Rural health clinicsGeneral payment information, to implement a new payment method that allows rural health clinics to choose to receive encounter payments directly from a client's managed care organization. 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 Katie Pounds, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email
July 11, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator