WSR 19-16-022
[Filed July 26, 2019, 11:04 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-11-036.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-538A-160 Program integrity requirements.
Hearing Location(s): On September 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Health Care Authority (HCA), Cherry Street Plaza, Sue Crystal Conference Room, 626 8th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504. Metered public parking is available street side around building. A map is available at or directions can be obtained by calling 360-725-1000.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than September 11, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email, fax 360-586-9727, by September 10, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Amber Lougheed, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services 711, email, by September 6, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is updating the rules for program integrity activities related to managed care to align with federal rules and is repealing WAC 182-538A-160. The agency intends to replace it with subsequent revisions to chapter 182-502A WAC, Program integrity (see WSR 19-08-089).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Melinda Froud, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-1408; Implementation and Enforcement: Alice Lind, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, 360-725-2053.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The proposed repeal of this rule does not impose any costs on businesses.
July 26, 2019
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 182-538A-160
Program integrity requirements.