PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 3, 2019, 7:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-535A-0040 Orthodontic treatment and orthodontic-related services—Covered, noncovered, and limitations to coverage, 182-535A-0050 Orthodontic treatment and orthodontic-related services—Authorization and prior authorization, 182-535A-0060 Orthodontic treatment and orthodontic-related services—Payment, and other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is revising these sections to clarify covered services and payment methodology. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the 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 Valerie Smith, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 3, 2019