March 24, 2015

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
March 24, 2015 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-418-0005

This department is proposing to amend WAC 388-418-0005 to correct the policy concerning when categorically eligible (CE) Basic Food and Food Assistance Program (FAP) households must report changes in income during the certification period. Current rules don’t require CE households to report income changes during the certification period unless the income increases and exceeds 200 percent of the federal poverty (also known as federal poverty level or FPL). The income limit threshold for reporting changes should be set at 130 percent of the FPL.

Bob Thibodeau

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-01-182
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-05-043
Hearing date: March 24, 2015

Chapter 388-96 WAC

WAC 388-96-381 will increase the time a facility has to return resident funds from one week to thirty days and will align with a similar WAC in chapter 388-97 WAC.

WAC 388-96-738 and WAC 388-96-739 will update references in the WAC to minimum data set (MDS) 3.0 to reflect the currently used terminology and clarify the department’s position on who will be counted as a Medicaid resident. WAC 388-96-718 will update the language to allow for notifications to be sent via email in addition to USPS mail.

WAC 388-96-585 will address unallowable expenses on the Nursing Facility cost reports used to determine the Nursing Facility Medicaid Rates. Currently, travel expenses outside of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia are generally not allowed. This would remove that restriction to allow travel expenses on the cost reports.

WAC 388-96-809 will allow a security held pursuant to this section to be released to the contractor if the new contractor assumes all liability. Previously, it was not clear what the proper and allowed course was in these situations.

Elizabeth Pashley

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 14-08-042, 14-06-083, 14-06-082, 13-04-089, 13-03-147
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-05-017
Hearing date: March 24, 2015




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