WSR 22-24-003
[Filed November 23, 2022, 3:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-535A-0040 Orthodontic treatment and orthodontic-related servicesCovered, noncovered, and limitations to coverage; other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: 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 this rule to remove subsection (4)(e) to be less restrictive for providers using removable appliances as part of orthodontic treatment. The agency is also removing "with an alveolar process involvement" from subsection (1)(a) to eliminate limiting clients who have a cleft lip to those with an alveolar process involvement. 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, Rule-Making 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 Janice Tadeo, Program Questions, P.O. Box 55078, Olympia, WA 98504-5078, phone 360-725-1583, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email, website
November 23, 2022
Wendy Barcus
Rules Coordinator