PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 3, 2018, 10:55 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-502-0012 When the medicaid agency does not enroll, 182-502-0040 Termination of a provider agreement—For convenience, 182-502-0060 Reapplying for participation, and other rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is [amending] WAC 182-502-0012(5) and 182-502-0040(2) to allow the dispute resolution process under WAC 182-502-0050, with the exception of WAC 182-502-0050(6), for providers who are denied enrollment, and for terminations of a provider agreement for convenience. The agency is amending WAC 182-502-0060 to remove subsections (1) and (2) that prohibit providers from reapplying for participation after the agency denies enrollment or removes a provider from participation. The agency has determined that the rules need to be amended to allow for due process and for reporting purposes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of social and health services.
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, telecommunications relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 3, 2018