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.
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.
Affected WAC: 182-523-0100
Description: The agency is striking subsection(2)(iii). The agency does not change eligibility based on incarceration status.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.