WSR 22-07-053
[Filed March 15, 2022, 2:34 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 182-548 WAC, Federally qualified health centers; 182-549 WAC, Rural health clinics; other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: 42 U.S.C. 1396a (bb)(5)(A); RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending these rules to clarify the change in scope and reconciliation policies and adding end date to WAC 182-549-1400(8) and 182-548-1400(8) to align with the APM4 Memorandum of Understanding. During the course of this review, the health care authority 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 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 Valerie Freudenstein, Rulemaking Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1344, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email, website; or Michaela Snook, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45500, Olympia, WA 98504-5500, phone 360-725-0917, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
March 15, 2022
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator