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When the medicaid agency enrolls.
(1) Nothing in this chapter obligates the medicaid agency to enroll any eligible health care professional, health care entity, supplier or contractor of service who requests enrollment.
(2) To enroll as a provider with the agency, a health care professional, health care entity, supplier or contractor of service must, on the date of application:
(a) Be currently licensed, certified, accredited, or registered according to Washington state laws and rules, or, if exempt under federal law, according to the laws and rules of any other state. Persons or entities outside of Washington state, see WAC 182-502-0120
(b) Be enrolled with medicare, when required in specific program rules;
(c) Have current professional liability coverage, individually or as a member of a group, to the extent the health care professional, health care entity, supplier or contractor is not covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act, including related rules and regulations;
(d) Have a current federal drug enforcement agency (DEA) certificate, if applicable to the profession's scope of practice;
(e) Meet the conditions in this chapter and other chapters regulating the specific type of health care practitioner;
(f) Sign, without modification, a core provider agreement (CPA) (HCA 09-015), disclosure of ownership form, and debarment form (HCA 09-016) or a contract with the agency;
(g) Agree to accept the payment from the agency as payment in full (in accordance with 42 C.F.R. § 447.15 acceptance of state payment as payment in full and WAC 182-502-0160
billing a client);
(h) Fully disclose ownership, employees who manage, and other control interests (e.g., member of a board of directors or office), as requested by the agency. Indian health services clinics are exempt from this requirement. If payment for services is to be made to a group practice, partnership, or corporation, the group, partnership, or corporation must enroll and provide its national provider identifier (NPI) (if eligible for an NPI) to be used for submitting claims as the billing provider;
(i) Have screened employees and contractors with whom they do business prior to hiring or contracting to assure that employees and contractors are not excluded from receiving federal funds as required by 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7 and 42 U.S.C. 1320c-5;
(j) Pass the agency's screening process, including license verifications, data base checks, site visits, and criminal background checks, including fingerprint-based criminal background checks as required by 42 C.F.R. 455.434 if considered high-risk under 42 C.F.R. 455.450. The agency uses the same screening level risk categories that apply under medicare. For those provider types that are not recognized under medicare, the agency assesses the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse using similar criteria to those used in medicare; and
(k) Agree to pay an application fee, if required by CMS under 42 C.F.R. 455.460.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021
and 42 C.F.R. 455.432. WSR 15-10-003, § 182-502-0010, filed 4/22/15, effective 5/23/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021
and 42 C.F.R. 455. WSR 13-03-068, § 182-502-0010, filed 1/14/13, effective 2/14/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021
and Affordable Care Act (ACA) - 76 Fed. Reg. 5862, 42 C.F.R. Parts 405, 424, 447, 455, 457, and 498. WSR 12-15-015, § 182-502-0010, filed 7/10/12, effective 9/1/12. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-502-0010, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
, and 74.09.290
. WSR 11-11-017, § 388-502-0010, filed 5/9/11, effective 6/9/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.09.521
. WSR 08-12-030, § 388-502-0010, filed 5/29/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
. WSR 03-14-106, § 388-502-0010, filed 6/30/03, effective 7/31/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
, and 74.09.530
. WSR 01-07-076, § 388-502-0010, filed 3/20/01, effective 4/20/01; WSR 00-15-050, § 388-502-0010, filed 7/17/00, effective 8/17/00.]