Apple Health (Medicaid) rulemaking

This page includes all of the current rule making activity for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)

Premium payment program
Affected WAC: Chapter 182-558
Description: The agency is amending Chapter 182-558 WAC to clarify and update eligibility criteria for clients receiving premium assistance subsidies for comprehensive health insurance.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 18-06-037
Filed: 3/1/18
Medical Assistance definitions - N
Affected WAC: 182-500-0075
Description: The agency is amending this rule as a result of federal regulations published February 2016 under 42 C.F.R. Part 440. The agency is adding a definition for “nonphysician practitioners,” a term which will be used in two WAC chapters to be amended in separate rulemaking actions as a result of the February 2016 federal regulations. The agency previously filed a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry in 2016 to begin rulemaking on this and other sections under WSR 16-11-094. The agency subsequently withdrew the previously filed Preproposal Statement of Inquiry under WSR 18-05-031 and is rewriting the proposed rule.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 18-05-066
Filed 2/16/18
Definitions - C
Affected WAC: 182-500-0020
Description: The agency is revising this rule to correct a typo in the definition of “Community spouse.” The WAC citation referenced in the definition should read WAC 182-500-0100.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 17-18-057
Filed: 9/1/17
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 17-23-040
Effective: 12/9/17
Program Integrity
Affected WAC: 182-502A-0201, 182-502A-0301, 182-502A-0401, 182-502A-0601, 182-502A-0701, 182-502A-0801, 182-502A-0901, 182-502A-1001
Description: The agency is amending Chapter 182-502A, Program integrity, to update definitions and clarify processes.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-10-057
Filed: 5/2/17
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-04-067
Hearing date: 3/13/18
*Comments due by COB
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 18-07-050
Effective: 4/14/18
Nonbilling Individual Providers
Affected WAC: 182-502-0006
Description: The agency is amending rules to provide additional options for the provider networks of managed care organizations to enroll with the Health Care Authority in order to comply with 42 C.F.R. 438.602(b).
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-07-049
Filed: 3/9/17
Withdrawal (CR101) - WSR 18-10-029
Effective: 4/24/18
Orders of default; Orders of dismissal
Affected WAC: 182-526-0284, 182-526-0285
Description: The agency is revising WACs 182-526-0284 and -0285 to align with the changes proposed in WAC 182-526-0290 which were made to be consistent with the Administrative Procedures Act.
Agency contact:
Vance Taylor, rule writer
360-725-1344
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 18-01-066
Filed: 12/14/17
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-07-059
Hearing date: 4/24/18
* Comment period extended - comments due by COB 6/29/18
Administrative Hearings
Affected WAC: 182-526-0070, 182-526-0155, 182-526-0200
Description: The agency is revising these rules to: (1) to allow for support staff to confirm receipt of filed documents, rather than a judge in WAC 182-526-0070; (2) add language to WAC 182-526-0155 that was inadvertently omitted in a previous version; and (3) clarify where the hearing may take place in WAC 182-526-0200(3).
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-12-091
Filed: 6/6/17
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 17-19-107
Hearing date: 10/24/17
*Comments due by COB
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 17-23-201
Effective: 12/23/17
Expedited hearings, continuing and reinstating a hearing
Affected WAC: 182-526-0100, 182-526-0280, 182-526-0290
Description: To comply with new federal rules in 42 CFR Part 431, the agency is creating a new section WAC 182-526-0100 to allow for expedited administrative hearings for urgent health care needs. The agency is revising WAC 182-526-0290(4) and (6) to correct an error in the recently filed permanent rules for Chapter 182-526 WAC. In subsection (4), if an appellant fails to appear at the scheduled prehearing conference to address the petition to vacate, the order becomes a final order. The ALJ or review judge does not dismiss the matter with prejudice. In subsection (6), if the petition to vacate is not filed timely or the appellant fails to establish good cause to excuse any default or to reinstate the matter for hearing, the ALJ must issue an initial order, not a final order, dismissing the appeal. In WAC 182-526-0280, the agency is proposing to strike the introductory statement “This section applies to continuance requests made by applicants or recipients.” During the course of this review, the agency may identify additional changes that are required in order to improve clarity or update policy.
Agency contact:
Vance Taylor, rule writer
360-725-1344
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-08-087
WAC 182-526-0100
Effective: 4/4/17-7/31/17
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-08-088
WAC 182-526-0290
Effective: 4/4/17 - 7/31/17
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-08-089
Filed: 4/5/17
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 17-15-044
Hearing date: 8/22/17
*Comments due by COB
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-16-153
WAC 182-526-0100
Effective: 8/1/17 - 11/28/17
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-16-141
WAC 182-526-0290
Effective: 8/1/17 - 11/28/17
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-24-033
Effective: 11/29/17-3/29/17
WAC 182-526-0100
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-24-034
Effective: 11/29/17-3/29/17
WAC 182-526-0290
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 17-24-103
Effective: 1/5/18
ABA Provider Requirements
Affected WAC: 182-531A-0800
Description: The agency is revising this rule to correct typographical errors in two form numbers. In WAC 182-531A-0800(4), the correct form number is HCA 13-0009, not 13-009. In WAC 182-531A-0800(8)(b), the correct form number is HCA 13-0008, not 13-008.This correction is necessary so that providers can find the correct form on HCA’s Forms web page.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 18-11-092
Filed: 5/18/18
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Affected WAC: 182-531A-0800
Description: WAC 182-531A-0800 Provider Requirements must be modified to reflect new credentialing for Applied Behavioral Analysis providers through the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 246-805 WAC. Substitute Senate Bill 5488 of 2015 created three behavior analysis professions in Washington State to go into effect July 1, 2017.
Agency contact:
Katie Pounds, rule writer
360-725-1346
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 17-11-029
Filed: 5/10/17
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-14-064
Effective: 7/1/17-8/31/17
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 17-18-061
Effective: 9/1/17-12/28/17
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 18-02-063
Effective: 12/29/17-4/23/18
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 18-02-088
Hearing date: 2/6/18
*Comments due by COB
Supplemental (CR102) - WSR 18-06-080
Hearing date: 4/10/18
*Comments due by COB
Emergency Adoption (CR103E) - WSR 18-10-017
Effective: 4/24/18-5/12/18
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 18-09-036
Effective: 5/13/2018

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