PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed December 14, 2022, 4:15 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New chapter 182-80 WAC, Primary care transformation model (PCTM) centralized provider certification; other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The health care authority (HCA) is developing new rules for a centralized provider certification process as part of its implementation of the Washington multi-payer PCTM. Providers statewide will be able to voluntarily participate in the model through the centralized certification process administered by HCA. Through this process, providers will be assigned a certification level from Level 1 to Level 3 based on their capacity to provide comprehensive, whole-person, primary care as delineated under the model. This certification process will provide a common measuring stick for gauging provider status under PCTM. During the course of this review, HCA 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: Not applicable.
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 Jason Crabbe, Rule-Making Questions, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-9563, fax 360-586-9727, telecommunication[s] relay service (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking; or Stella Chang, Program Questions, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-5502, phone 360-725-9457, fax 360-586-9727, TRS 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
December 14, 2022