Sunshine Act Meeting, 11034 [2017-03371]

Download as PDF 11034 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 13, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03231 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Federal Election Commission Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and its continuation at the conclusion of the open meeting on February 23, 2017. PLACE: 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Compliance matters pursuant to 52 U.S.C. 30109. Matters relating to internal personnel decisions, or internal rules and practices. Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes and production would disclose investigative techniques. Information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to have a considerable adverse effect on the implementation of a proposed Commission action. Matters concerning participation in civil actions or proceedings or arbitration. * * * * * PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. AGENCY: DATE AND TIME: Dayna C. Brown, Acting Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–03371 Filed 2–15–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Sunshine Act Notice of Meeting Agenda 8:30 a.m. (In-Person) mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Dated: February 15, 2017. Dharmesh Vashee, Acting General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2017–03356 Filed 2–15–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Notice of Opportunity for Hearing on Compliance of Alabama State Plan Provisions Concerning Provision of Terminating Coverage and Denying Reenrollment to Otherwise Eligible Individuals Based on a Determination of Fraud or Abuse With Titles XI and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of opportunity for a hearing; compliance of Alabama Medicaid State Plan—provision of providing medicaid to all individuals who meet eligibility criteria, and requirements for handling of suspected fraud and abuse by providers, applicants, and beneficiaries. AGENCY: Requests to participate in the hearing as a party must be received by the presiding officer by March 20, 2017. CLOSING DATE: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Member Meeting February 27, 2017 Open Session 1. Approval of the Minutes of the January 23, 2017 Board Member Meeting 2. Monthly Reports (a) Participant Activity Report (b) Investment Policy Report VerDate Sep<11>2014 (c) Legislative Report 3. Quarterly Reports (d) Metrics (e) Project Activity (f) Audit Status (g) Audit Reports 4. FISMA Report 5. Enterprise Risk Framework 6. Blended Retirement Projections Closed Session 7. Information covered under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (c)(9)(B). Adjourn CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Benjamin R. Cohen, Hearing Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2520 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite L, Baltimore, MD 21244. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces the opportunity, pursuant to section 1904 of the Social Security Act (the Act), for an administrative hearing concerning the finding of the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the State of PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alabama is significantly out of compliance with the requirements of section 1902 of the Act in administering its state plan because Alabama fails to promptly enroll and extend coverage to eligible individuals who were subject to an agency determination that they previously engaged in fraud or program abuse, but were never convicted of any act of fraud. This finding will be the basis for withholding federal financial participation (FFP) of one percent of the Alabama Medicaid agency’s quarterly claim for administrative expenditures, an amount that was developed based on the proportion of total state Medicaid expenditures that are used for expenditures for eligibility determinations. The withholding percentage will increase by one percentage point for every quarter in which the Alabama Medicaid agency remains out of compliance. The withholding will end when the Alabama Medicaid agency fully and satisfactorily implements a corrective action plan to bring its procedures for processing eligibility determinations under its Medicaid program into compliance with the federal requirements. The CMS supports state efforts to appropriately address fraud and abuse, and federal law and regulations provide mechanisms to do so. Specifically, federal law and regulations allow states to impose penalties—including suspension, fines and imprisonment— on individuals who are convicted of concealing or failing to disclose information. Federal regulations also require that states investigate instances of beneficiary abuse of program rules and, if confirmed, take appropriate action authorized under the state plan. These federal provisions both provide the state with a mechanism to address fraud and abuse and take precedence over state law and policies. The CMS has found that Alabama’s policies and practices violate sections 1902(a)(8) and 1902(a)(10) of the Act requiring states to provide Medicaid to all individuals who meet the eligibility criteria required under the state plan, consistent with title XIX of the Act and federal regulations. Specifically, reenrollment in Alabama’s Medicaid program is denied to otherwise-eligible individuals who were terminated based on an agency determination that they previously engaged in fraud or abuse for at least one year or until restitution is made, whichever is later. Alabama’s practice of recouping funds or otherwise imposing financial penalties or barring otherwise eligible individuals from Medicaid coverage, absent a criminal conviction, also is not consistent with or authorized by section 1128B(a) of the E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 32 (Friday, February 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 11034]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03371]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission

DATE and TIME:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and its 
continuation at the conclusion of the open meeting on February 23, 
2017.

PLACE:  999 E Street NW., Washington, DC

STATUS:  This meeting will be closed to the public.

ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: 
Compliance matters pursuant to 52 U.S.C. 30109.
Matters relating to internal personnel decisions, or internal rules and 
practices.
Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes and 
production would disclose investigative techniques.
Information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to have a 
considerable adverse effect on the implementation of a proposed 
Commission action.
Matters concerning participation in civil actions or proceedings or 
arbitration.
* * * * *

PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION:  Judith Ingram, Press Officer, 
Telephone: (202) 694-1220.

Dayna C. Brown,
Acting Secretary and Clerk of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-03371 Filed 2-15-17; 4:15 pm]
 BILLING CODE 6715-01-P