PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed June 11, 2021, 1:58 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-4550 Administrative day rate and swing bed day rate; other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending WAC 182-550-4550 to provide hospitals an administrative day rate for days in which a postpartum client does not meet criteria for acute inpatient level of care but their infant is still an inpatient being observed for potential neonatal abstinence/opioid withdrawal syndrome and the primary and appropriate first line treatment for the infant is continuous care by the parent. 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: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 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 Brian Jensen, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-0815, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Elizabeth Tinker, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, phone 360-725-1047, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email Elizabeth.email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
June 11, 2021