PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed February 14, 2020, 10:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-501-0200 Third-party resources; and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1902 (a)(25)(E) of the Social Security Act and section 53102 (a)(1) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1305 (7)(a) (Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending this section to implement requirements in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 which requires state medicaid agencies to use cost-avoidance on labor, delivery, and postpartum care claims. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 also delayed the implementation of a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that allowed payment up to ninety days for claims associated with medical support enforcement, rather than thirty days under the previous law. The agency is revising this section to implement this provision, now amended to one hundred days, rather than ninety, by the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019. During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional related 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: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, coordinated through the state plan amendment process.
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 Michael Williams (Rulemaking Process Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1346, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Mark Benya (Program Policy Questions), P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1891, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
February 14, 2020