Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Preproposal - Notice of Intent (CR101)

182-550-2600 Inpatient psychiatric services
Purpose: The agency is amending WAC 182-550-2600 to comply with 42 CFR 438.114 and 42 CFR 422.113(c) and to update and clarify policy regarding authorization of inpatient behavioral health services.  (WSR 18-04-063)

182-550-6300 Outpatient nutritional counseling
Purpose: The agency is striking the outdated language in WAC 182-550-6300 and creating a new Chapter 182-555 WAC to establish updated rules for the coverage and payment of Medical Nutrition Therapy. (WSR 18-04-066)

Proposal - Public Hearings (CR102)

182-513-1505 Purpose
182-513-1510 Definitions
182-513-1520 Procedure to revise award letter after June 15, 1998, but before September 1, 2003
182-513-1515 Maximum guardianship fees and related costs before June 1, 2018
182-513-1525 Procedure for allowing guardianship fees and related costs from client participation before June 1, 2018 
WAC 182-513-1530 Maximum guardianship fee and related cost deductions allowed from a client's participation or room and board on or after June 1, 2018
Purpose: The agency previously held a hearing on the rules on January 9, 2018. The agency is filing this second CR-102 to clarify the purpose and effects of the proposed rules. The agency has considered all comments and testimony received from the prior hearing date. At this time, the only change to the rules from the previous public hearing is the effective date, which has changed from May 1, 2018 to June 1, 2018. The agency has not made any other revisions to the rule text to reflect changes that the agency may be considering.  (WSR 18-04-056)

182-503-0515 Washington apple health – Social Security number requirements
Purpose: This section is being revised to:
(1) Clarify when a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of application for an SSN is not required to be provided to be eligible for Apple Health or Tailored Supports for Older Adults (TSOA)
(2) Clarify requirements for exceptions to not providing an SSN
(3) Clarify the requirement for confirming with the agency that the exception to providing an SSN still applies
(4) Clarify what must be provided if an SSN is not known or has not been issued
(5) Clarify that if a household member is required to provide an SSN and fails to do so, it may result in denial or termination (WSR 18-04-065)

182-502A-0201 Program integrity – Definitions
182-502A-0301 Program integrity – Authority to conduct program integrity activities
182-502A-0401 Program integrity activities
182-502A-0601 Program integrity – Extrapolation
182-502A-0701 Program integrity activity – Agency outcomes
182-502A-0801 Program integrity – Dispute resolution process
182-502A-0901 Program integrity activity – Adjudicative proceedings
182-502A-1001 Program integrity activity – Metrics
Purpose: The agency is amending sections of Chapter 182-502A WAC, Program integrity, to add and update definitions, references, and processes. The agency is adding new WAC 182-502A-1001, Program integrity activity – Metrics, to explain the process of annual reporting of program integrity metrics.
(WSR 18-04-067)