PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed September 28, 2018, 1:43 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-3000 Hospital services—Payment method, 182-550-3470 Hospital services—Payment method—Bariatric surgery—Per case rate, 182-550-4400 Hospital services—Services—Exempt from DRG payment, 182-550-4800 Hospital services—Hospital payment methods—State-administered programs, and other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is modifying these sections to remove the bariatric fixed case rate. 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 Vance Taylor, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
September 28, 2018