Apple Health (Medicaid) rulemaking

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

SSI-related medical - disregards
Affected WAC: 182-512-0880, 182-517-0100
Description: The agency is amending these rules to clarify that the disabled adult child disregard and the disabled widower disregard are not allowable deductions for federal Medicare savings programs.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-17-058
Filed 08/19/19
Withdrawal (CR101) - WSR 19-18-043
Effective: 8/29/19
MAGI Income
Affected WAC: 182-509-0320, 182-509-0335, 182-509-0345, 182-509-0350, 182-509-0355
Description: The agency is amending these WACs (and possibly others) to align income exemptions with the Internal Revenue Code and to make other updates.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-17-057
Filed 08/19/19
Medical Extensions
Affected WAC: 182-523-0100
Description: The agency is striking subsection(2)(iii). The agency does not change eligibility based on incarceration status.
Agency contact:
Valerie Smith, rule writer
360-725-1344
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-17-043
Date filed: 8/15/19
Asset Verification System
Affected WAC: 182-503-0050, 182-503-0055, 182-503-0080
Description: As required by 42 U.S.C. 1396w, the agency is creating a new WAC to create an asset verification program to determine or redetermine the eligibility of an individual for Apple Health.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-07-054
Filed: 3/20/19
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-15-142
Hearing date: 8/27/19
*Comments due 8/27/19
Evaluating an asset transfer for people applying for or receiving long-term care (LTC) services
Affected WAC: 182-513-1363
Description: The agency is amending language to clarify the presumptions and burdens regarding asset transfers for long-term care (LTC) to be more in line with Social Security Act (SSA) 1917 [42 U.S.C. 1396p].
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-03-139
Filed: 1/22/19
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-09-050
Hearing date: 5/21/19
*Comments due 5/21/19
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-12-118
Effective: 7/6/19
Institutionalized SSI recipients aged 22-64
Affected WAC: 182-503-0505
Description: The agency is revising this rule to correct a WAC cross-reference in WAC 182-503-0505(5)(a). The reference should read “182-513-1317(5).” The current listed citation WAC 182-513-1315(13) does not exist.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 19-03-130
Filed: 1/18/19
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-08-029
Effective: 4/27/19
Tailored supports for older adults (TSOA) - Presumptive eligibility (PE)
Affected WAC: 182-513-1620
Description: The agency is amending the presumptive eligibility period from twelve to twenty-four months to align with Title 388 WAC.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-03-104
Filed: 1/16/19
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-09-051
Hearing date: 5/21/19
*Comments due 5/21/19
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-11-123
Effective: 6/22/19
Determining excluded income for LTC services
Affected WAC: 182-513-1340, 182-512-0600, 182-512-0820
Description: The agency is revising this rule to clarify excluded income requirements by removing the reference in subsection (1)(j) to child support received from a noncustodial parent.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Preproposal (CR101) - WSR 19-03-089
Filed: 1/14/19
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-08-013
Hearing date: 5/7/19
*Comments due by 5/7/19
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-11-050
Effective: 06-10-19
Health care for workers with disabilities (HWD) - Disability requirements
Affected WAC: 182-511-1150
Description: The agency is amending this rule to replace incorrect references to the developmental disabilities administration (DDA) with the correct program name of division of disability determination services (DDDS).
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 19-03-050
Filed: 1/9/19
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-08-025
Effective: 4/27/19
DSHS Cross References
Affected WAC: 182-500-0025, 182-500-0065, 182-503-0540, 182-512-0010, 182-512-0300, 182-519-0100, 182-519-0110
Description: Correcting WAC references, removing “medical assistance” from definition section titles, and correcting a reference to the name of a WAC section title.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
360-725-9563
Expedited Adoption (CR105) - WSR 18-21-187
Filed: 10/24/18
Permanent Adoption (CR103P) - WSR 19-02-046
Effective: 1/27/19

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