Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Health Care Authority Rulemaking Notice

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Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

182-550-3600 Diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment - Hospital transfer
182-550-3700 DRG high outliers
182-550-3800 Rebasing
182-550-4800 Hospital payment methods

Purpose: The agency is amending WACs 182-550-3600 and 182-550-3700 to align with Medicare changes to outlier pricing. The agency is amending WAC 182-550-3800 to reflect changes in the rebasing process. These changes are being made due to audit findings by the Office of the Washington State Auditor and in response to provider inquiries regarding the grouper version used by the agency. The agency is amending WAC 182-550-4800 to remove specification of the all-patient refined diagnostic-related group (APR-DRG) grouper version. (WSR 18-12-043)

182-531-1710 Alcohol and substance misuse counseling

Purpose: The agency is amending WAC 182-531-1710 Alcohol and substance misuse counseling. The agency is updating qualification requirements for providers who deliver screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) service and expanding the settings where SBIRT services can be delivered. This rulemaking adds dental offices to the list of places where SBIRT services are offered; removes the minimum four hours of training; and updates how to submit proof of addiction specialist certification to the agency.
(WSR 18-12-045)