PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed October 26, 2020, 8:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New behavioral health chapter 182-110 WAC; other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021
; and SHB 2728, section 4 (66th legislature, 2020 regular session).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency intends to develop rules to implement the requirements of SHB 2728, which requires the health care authority (HCA) to:
(1) Calculate the annual costs to operate and administer the partnership lines described in SHB 2728;
(2) Calculate the proportion of clients covered by the medicaid program; and
(3) Collect a proportional share of program costs from entities that are not for covered lives under contract with HCA as medicaid managed care organizations.
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: Not applicable.
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 Melinda Froud, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1408, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Martha Cortes Leon, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45500, Olympia, WA 98504-5500, phone 360-725-1650, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
October 26, 2020