Upcoming public hearings

The following is a list of upcoming public hearings on our proposed rules.

What information can I find?

  • A list of proposed rules scheduled for that hearing.
  • The contact person for more information about the proposed rules.
  • Washington State Register publication numbers.
  • A hyperlink to the Proposed Rule Making Order (CR-102) and the proposed rule text.

Select the WSR number (e.g., WSR 13-17-104) to view or print a copy of the CR-102 and proposed rule text. To comment on any CR-102, email the HCA Rules Coordinator or testify at the public hearing in person. If you have questions about the rule, send a message to the contact person.

Where are hearings held?

Cherry Street Plaza Building
Downtown Olympia
626 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Scheduled hearings

Ambulance Transportation (GEMT)
Affected WAC: 182-546-0505, 182-546-0510, 182-546-0515, 182-546-0520, 182-546-0525, 182-546-0530, 182-546-0535, 182-546-0540, 182-546-0545
Description: This rule making is necessary to implement House Bill 2007 which directs the agency to design and implement a supplemental medicaid reimbursement in addition to the rate of payment that an eligible provider would otherwise receive for medicaid ground emergency medical transportation services for both Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care enrolled clients. An eligible provider is one who provides ground emergency medical transportation services to medicaid beneficiaries, is enrolled as a medicaid provider, and is owned or operated by the state, a city, county fire protection district, community services district, health care district, federally recognized Indian tribe or any unit of government as defined in 42 C.F.R. Sec. 433.50.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-05-093
Hearing date: 3/26/19
*Comments due 3/26/19
Managed care
Affected WAC: Chapter 182-538
Description: The agency is revising this chapter to reflect recent legislative requirements under SSB 5883 to contract with licensed dental health plans or managed health care plans to provide managed dental care services on a statewide basis.
Agency contact:
Melinda Froud, rule writer
360-725-1408
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-05-032
Hearing date: 3/26/19
*Comments due by 3/26/19
Habilitative Services
Affected WAC: 182-545-400
Description: The agency is striking the outdated requirement in this section for a diagnosis of one of the qualifying conditions listed in the agency’s provider guide for habilitative services. The agency does not require the diagnosis of a specific condition for an eligible client to receive habilitative services and has removed the list from the billing guide.
Agency contact:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-05-015
Hearing date: 3/26/19
Collaborative Care
Affected WAC: 182-531-0425
Description: As authorized in Substitute Senate Bill 5883, the agency is creating rules for a new model of care called Collaborative Care Model which is part of the integration of mental health and physical health.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-06-083
Hearing date: 4/9/19
Comments due by 4/9/19
Dental related services: Orthodontic services
Affected WAC: 182-535-1050, 182-500-0070, 182-535-1060, 182-535-1080, 182-535-1082, 182-535-1084, 182-535-1098, 182-535-1245, 182-535A-0010, 182-535A-0020
Description: The agency is revising these rules to comply with legislation in Substitute Senate Bill 5883 for providing dental services through managed care. The agency is also adding language in Chapter 182-535 WAC for the coverage of teledentistry, as already allow under WAC 182-531-1730.
Agency contact:
Vance Taylor, rule writer
360-725-1344
Supplemental (CR102) - WSR 19-06-044
Hearing date: 4/9/19
*Comments due 4/9/19
Physician's Definitions & Enhanced Reimbursement - Medication assisted treatment (MAT)
Affected WAC: 182-531-0050, 182-531-2040
Description: The Washington State legislature provided funding to increase the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) rate for opioid use disorder to match the Medicare rate in order to encourage more providers to treat patients with opioid use disorder. This represents an exception to current payment methodology and needs to be described in the administrative code.
Agency contact:
Amy Emerson, rule writer
360-725-1348
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-06-079
Hearing date: 4/9/19
*Comments due by 4/9/19
Orthodontic treatment
Affected WAC: 182-535A-0040, 182-535A-0060
Description: The agency is revising these sections to clarify terms of coverage for orthodontic services. 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:
Michael Williams, rule writer
360-725-1346
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-07-050
Hearing date: 4/23/19
*Comments due by 4/23/19
Fully integrated managed care and choice
Affected WAC: 182-538A-060, 182-538A-130
Description: The agency is revising WAC 182-538A-060, Fully integrated managed care and choice, to remove language indicating that enrollment in a behavioral health services only (BHSO) managed care organization (MCO) is mandatory for American Indian and Alaska native (AI/AN) clients and their descendants.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
360-725-9563
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-07-051
Hearing date: 4/23/19
Comments due: 4/23/19
Telemedicine
Affected WAC: 182-531-1730
Description: The agency is revising WAC 182-531-1730, Telemedicine, to include renal dialysis centers to the list of originating sites for telemedicine, as allowed in SSB 5157.
Agency contact:
Jason Crabbe, rule writer
360-725-9563
Proposal (CR102) - WSR 19-07-018
Hearing date: 5/21/19
* Comments due 5/21/19