WSR 17-18-095
(Washington Apple Health)
[Filed September 6, 2017, 9:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-2900 Payment limitsInpatient hospital services, 182-550-3000 Payment method, 182-550-3840 Payment adjustment for potentially preventable readmissions, and other related 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 repealing WAC 182-550-3840 and reinserting previous rule language regarding fourteen day readmissions into WAC 182-550-2900 and 182-550-3000. The agency is making these changes because it has determined that restoring the fourteen day readmission rule is the most clinically sound and cost-effective approach to managing readmissions. 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, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, email, web site
September 6, 2017
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator