HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 5, 2022, 10:46 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 22-21-091.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 182-508-0005 Washington apple health medical care services—Eligibility and scope of coverage.
Hearing Location(s): On January 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the health care authority (HCA) continues to hold public hearings virtually without a physical meeting place. This promotes social distancing and the safety of Washington state residents. To attend the virtual public hearing, you must register in advance https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uzi3CSJ5TjaOjrSSuttwUA. If the link above opens with an error message, please try using a different browser. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the public hearing.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not sooner than January 11, 2023.
Submit Written Comments to: HCA Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 360-586-9727, by January 10, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Johanna Larson, phone 360-725-1349, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service 711, email Johanna.Larson@hca.wa.gov, by December 30, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is amending WAC 182-508-0005 to include individuals residing in "public institutions" (as that term is defined in WAC 182-500-0050) within the population not eligible for state-funded Washington apple health medical care services. The amendment is necessary to ensure that individuals residing in public institutions receiving a new aged, blind, or disabled program cash grant (ESSB 5693, section 205(22), chapter 297, Laws of 2022) do not thereby become eligible for state-funded Washington apple health medical care services.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.05.021
; ESSB 5693, section 205(22), chapter 297, Laws of 2022.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: HCA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Brian Jensen, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, 360-725-0815; Implementation and Enforcement: Dody McAlpine, P.O. Box 42722, Olympia, WA 98504-2722, 360-725-9964.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. RCW 34.05.328
does not apply to HCA rules unless requested by the joint administrative rules review committee or applied voluntarily.
Scope of exemption for rule proposal:
Is not exempt.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The proposed rule pertains to client program eligibility and does not impose any costs on businesses.
December 5, 2022
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 22-02-034, filed 12/29/21, effective 2/1/22)
WAC 182-508-0005Washington apple health medical care services—Eligibility and scope of coverage.
(1) A person is eligible for state-funded Washington apple health medical care services (MCS) coverage to the extent of available funds if the person is:
(a) Determined by the department of social and health services to be eligible for benefits under:
(i) The aged, blind, or disabled program as described in WAC 388-400-0060;
(ii) The housing and essential needs referral program as described in WAC 388-400-0070; or
(iii) The survivors of certain crimes (SCC) program, as described in WAC 388-424-0035, which includes victims of human trafficking as described in RCW 74.04.005
(b) Not eligible for another federally funded categorically needy (CN) (as defined in WAC 182-500-0020) or alternative benefits plan (ABP) (as defined in WAC 182-500-0010) Washington apple health program; and
(c) Not residing in a public institution as defined in WAC 182-500-0050.
(2) If an enrollment cap exists under WAC 182-508-0150, a waiting list of people may be established.
(3) A person's period of eligibility for MCS is the same as the person's period of eligibility for:
(a) The aged, blind, or disabled program as described in WAC 388-449-0150;
(b) The person's incapacity authorization period for the housing and essential needs referral program as described in WAC 388-447-0110; or
(c) The person's period of eligibility for the SCC program as described in WAC 388-424-0035.
(4) The MCS program covers only the medically necessary services defined in WAC 182-501-0060.
(5) The MCS program does not cover medical services received outside the state of Washington unless the medical services are provided in a border city listed in WAC 182-501-0175.