PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 8, 2021, 3:43 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-550-4800 Hospital payment methods—State-administered programs.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to update the grouper from all-patient diagnosis related group (DRG) to all-patient refined DRG and remove references to version 23. 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: The Center[s] 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 Valerie Freudenstein, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Melissa Craig, Program Questions, P.O. Box 55687, Olympia, WA 98504-5687, phone 360-725-0938, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 8, 2021