General Health Care Authority rulemaking

This page includes all of the current rule making activity for General Health Care Authority.

Description
To correct a typographical error.

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Expedited Adoption (CR105)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
To implement the Prescription Drug Affordability Board as required in SSSB 5532, Chapter 153, Laws of 2022.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Description
The agency is amending sections of chapter 182-51 WAC, the drug price transparency program, to add agency flexibility to reporting deadlines and increase program clarity by adding definitions and rewording requirements.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
HCA is amending WAC 182-60-027 to add patient representative to the list of panel members. Patient representatives add value to HCA’s patient decision aid (PDA) review advisory panels. After conducting several rounds of certification and recertification, HCA has determined that two years is too short of a time frame between the initial certification of a patient decision aid and its recertification. Therefore, HCA is amending 182-60-040 to change the length of time for certification of patient decision aids from two years to four years.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
HCA is adding a definition of de minimis to the section to specify a minimum reporting threshold below which a data supplier is not required to submit data.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)

Description
To implement data submission requirements for payers related to the health care cost benchmark established by the Health Care Cost Transparency Board as required under Chapter 70.390 RCW.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Withdrawal (CR101)

Description
The agency is developing rules to align with the requirements of E2SSB 5377. This bill provides that if a public option plan is not available in each county during plan year 2022 or later, hospitals licensed under Chapter 70.41 RCW receiving payment from one of the agency’s benefit programs or its medical assistance program must contract with at least one public option plan to provide in-network services to that plan’s enrollees. The bill also provides that the agency may adopt rules including levying fines and taking other actions necessary to enforce compliance when a hospital must contract with a public option plan.

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Preproposal (CR101)

Proposal (CR102)

Permanent Adoption (CR103P)