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WAC 388-835-0790

How does a provider request a rate increase?

(1) Any provider requesting a rate adjustment must submit a:
(a) Financial analysis showing the increased cost and an estimate of the rate increase needed to cover the increased cost. The estimated rate increase must be computed according to allowable methods;
(b) Written justification for granting the rate increase; and
(c) Certification and documentation that show the staffing changes and/or other improvements started or completed.
(2) Provider's requesting adjustments under WAC 388-835-0900 must submit a written plan identifying the staff they are going to add and the resident needs they have not met because of insufficient staffing.
(3) When reviewing provider requests made under WAC 388-835-0900, DSHS considers:
(a) If the additional staff requested by a provider is appropriate for meeting resident needs;
(b) Staffing level comparisons with facilities having similar characteristics;
(c) The facility's physical layout;
(d) Supervision and management of current staff;
(e) Historical trends regarding the facility's underspending for resident care and habilitation;
(f) Number and position of existing staff; and
(g) Other resources available to the provider.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.20.140. WSR 01-10-013, ยง 388-835-0790, filed 4/20/01, effective 5/21/01.]
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