June 27, 2017

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
June 27, 2017 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-877 WAC

The department is proposing to amend rules about grievances, appeals, and hearings in chapter 388-877 WAC to align with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised federal statutes in 42 CFR that govern the grievance and appeals system for Medicaid managed care. The federal statutes have updated definitions and appeal timeframes, and aligned certain processes for appeals and grievances in order to provide individuals with a more streamlined and manageable grievance and appeals process. Because the amended federal statutes are clear that an enrollee does not have a right to an administrative hearing regarding the resolution of a grievance, the department is clarifying in rule the due process rights for non-medicaid clients that currently exist in policy and contracts. This clarification to rule is being made by adding mention of a “Notice of Determination” which communicates the denial or limited authorization of a non-Medicaid service, and includes a right to request a fair hearing. The department is limiting the scope of these proposed amendments in order to bring these rules into compliance with federal statutes, make necessary updates to names and terms, and clarify rule language without changing the effect of the rules.

Stephanie Vaughn
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-24-075
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-11-068
Hearing Date: June 27, 2017

Chapter 388-825, 828, 845 WAC

The department is proposing to amend these rules in order to correct errors and clarify language. These proposed amendments are necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare. They are also needed for consistency with proposed amendments to WAC 388-845-0603 filed as WSR 17-08-102 on April 5, 2017.

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1581
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-07-091
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-11-041
Hearing date: June 27, 2017

Chapter 388-106 WAC

The department is proposing to create new sections in chapter 388-106 WAC “Long-Term Care Services” for a new benefit package for Medicaid Alternative Care (MAC) and Tailored Supports for Older Adults (TSOA) as part of Washington’s Medicaid Transformation Project Demonstration.

Debbie Johnson
(360) 725-2531
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-16-011
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-11-015
Hearing Date: June 27, 2017

Chapter 388-829 WAC

The department is proposing to amend chapter 388-829 WAC in order to clarify language, update policy, and align the chapter with RCW 74.39A.074, RCW 74.39A.341, RCW 74.39A.351, and RCW 18.88B.041.

Chantelle Diaz
(360) 407-1581
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 17-06-078
Proposed rules filed as WSR 17-10-036
Hearing date: June 27, 2017

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Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850
TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504
FAX: (360) 664-6185