Rules Under Development

Medical Aid Rules

Chapter 296-20, WAC

All updates for this rule:

ICD Rules updates (WACs 296-20-125, 296-20-01002, 296-20-025, 296-20-03001, and 296-20-06101)

The rules changes are needed to ensure the agency is current in its use of the federally adopted diagnosis code set. Although L&I is not required to make these changes, the agency is doing so to decrease administrative burden on the provider community if and when the federal government adopts a new code set. If L&I does not make the change, providers would need to maintain dual billing systems to accommodate the outdated L&I billing model while they adhere to the federally adopted, industry standard code set used by other payers.728.

7/27/2015

Comments Due

7/21/2015

Public Hearing

6/16/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

4/21/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Travel Expense Reimbursement (WAC 296-20-1103)

In response to a petition for rulemaking, Labor and Industries is adopting changes to amend the travel expense rule, WAC 296-20-1103, to better align with RCW 51.32.099(3)(e) regarding the reimbursement of the cost of transportation for a worker who is actively participating in a retraining plan. The changes were adopted 6/30/2015 and will be effective on 8/1/2015.725.

6/30/2015

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

6/3/2015

Comments Due

6/2/2015

Public Hearing

4/21/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

2/17/2015

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Medical Aid Rules Updates (WAC 296-20-135 Conversion Factors, WAC 296-23-220 Physical Therapy Rules, WAC 296-23-230 Occupational Therapy Rules)

The affected rules describe elements used in the process of updating the maximum allowable payments for most professional health care services. These elements are set in rule in order to follow the established methodologies of L&I and maintain consistency with the Health Care Authority and Medicaid Purchasing Administration. The changes were adopted 4/21/2015 and became effective on 7/1/2015.722.

7/1/2015

Rule Changes Effective

4/21/2015

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

3/31/2015

Comments Due

3/24/2015

Public Hearing

2/17/2015

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

12/23/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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