Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education-March 22, 2005: Location Change, 10645-10646 [05-4272]

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[FR Doc. 05–4167 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–4089–N2] Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education—March 22, 2005: Location Change Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting and meeting location change. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, section 10(a) (Pub. L. 92–463), this notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (the Panel) on March 22, 2005. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Medicare program. This notice replaces the meeting notice published on February 25, 2005 (70 FR 9362) due to a change in the meeting location. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.s.t. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Deadline for Presentations and Comments: March 15, 2005, 12 noon, e.s.t. ADDRESSES: The meeting location originally published in the February 25, 2005 notice has changed. The new meeting location is the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. Persons planning to attend must follow the security procedures listed below in the ‘‘Meeting Attendance’’ section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Johnson, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Partnership Development, Center for Beneficiary Choices, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail stop S2–23–05, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850, (410) 786– 0090. Please refer to the CMS Advisory Committees’ Information Line (1–877– 449–5659 toll free)/(410–786–9379 local) or the Internet (http:// www.cms.hhs.gov/faca/apme/ default.asp) for additional information and updates on committee activities, or contact Ms. Johnson via e-mail at ljohnson3@cms.hhs.gov. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS Press Office at (202) 690–6145. Meeting Attendance: The meeting is open to the public; however, attendance is limited to space available. Attendance will be determined on a first-come, firstserved basis. Persons wishing to attend this meeting, which is located on Federal property, must call or e-mail Ms. Johnson to register in advance no later than 5 p.m. (e.s.t.), Friday, March 18, 2005. The following information must be emailed or telephoned to Ms. Johnson by the date and time above: • Name(s) of attendee(s); • Title(s); • Organization; • E-mail address(es); and • Telephone number(s). Persons attending the meeting must present photographic identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel before they will be allowed to enter the building. Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be permitted to enter the building and will be unable to attend the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), as amended, grants to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) the authority to establish an advisory panel if the Secretary finds the panel necessary and in the public interest. The PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10645 Secretary signed the charter establishing this Panel on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7849) and approved the renewal of the charter on January 14, 2005. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Medicare program. The goals of the Panel are as follows: • To develop and implement a national Medicare education program that describes the options for selecting a health plan under Medicare. • To enhance the Federal government’s effectiveness in informing the Medicare consumer, including the appropriate use of public-private partnerships. • To expand outreach to vulnerable and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of a national Medicare education program. • To assemble an information base of best practices for helping consumers evaluate health plan options and build a community infrastructure for information, counseling, and assistance. The current members of the Panel are: Dr. Drew E. Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; James L. Bildner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, New Horizons Partners, LLC; Dr. Jane Delgado, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance For Hispanic Health; Clayton Fong, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging; Thomas Hall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cardio-Kinetics, Inc.; The Honorable Bobby Jindal, United States Congress; David Knutson, Director, Health System Studies, Park Nicollet Institute for Research and Education; Donald J. Lott, Executive Director, Indian Family Health Clinic; Dr. Frank I. Luntz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Luntz Research Companies; Katherine Metzger, Director, Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Fallon Community Health Plan; David Null, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Dr. Marlon Priest, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Susan O. Raetzman, Associate Director, Public Policy Institute, AARP, and Catherine Valenti, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Caring Voice Coalition. The agenda for the March 22, 2005 meeting will include the following: • Recap of the previous (November 30, 2004) meeting. • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services update. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 10646 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices • Medicare Modernization Act: Outreach and education strategies. • Public comment. • Listening session with CMS leadership. • Next steps. Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written copy of the oral presentation to Lynne Johnson, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Partnership Development, Center for Beneficiary Choices, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail stop S2–23– 05, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 or by email at ljohnson3@cms.hhs.gov no later than 12 noon, e.s.t., March 15, 2005. The number of oral presentations may be limited by the time available. Individuals not wishing to make a presentation may submit written comments to Ms. Johnson by 12 noon, e.s.t., March 15, 2005. The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. Special Accommodation: Individuals requiring sign language interpretation or other special accommodations should contact Ms. Johnson at least 15 days before the meeting. Authority: Sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a) and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) and 41 CFR 102–3). Dated: March 1, 2005. Mark B. McClellan, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 05–4272 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–U DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Evaluation of the Improving Child Welfare Outcome through Systems of Care Grant Program. OMB No. New Collection Description: The 1994 Amendments to the Social Security Act (SSA) authorize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to review State child and family service programs to ensure conformance with the requirements in titles IV–B and IV–E of SSA. Under the final Rule, which took effect March 25, 2000, States are assessed for substantial conformity with certain Federal requirements for childwelfare services. The Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR), administered by the Children’s Bureau, are designed to ensure conformity with Federal childwelfare requirements and, ultimately, to help States improve child-welfare services and outcomes, specifically safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for child-welfare-involved children and their families. States determined not to have achieved substantial conformity in any of the areas assessed are required to develop and implement Program Improvement Plans (PIP) addressing the areas of nonconformity. The Systems of Care grant cluster, from which these data are proposed to be collected, is designed to encourage public child-welfare agencies to address the issues identified in their State’s CFSR. Although Systems of Care has shown promise in working with various at-risk and family populations, it has not been applied to a child-welfare target population. The data collected from these demonstration sites will allow the Children’s Bureau to test whether this approach can help States reach the goals stated in their PIP and explore how child-welfare can benefit from being part of a system of care. Data will be collected via interviews, forms completed by project staff, surveys, focus groups and case-file reviews. Data also will be collected to determine the extent to which the Technical Assistance (A) provided, brokered or contracted by the TA and Evaluation Center is meeting the needs of the grantees, and how. Respondents: Systems of Care Project Directors (members of the Systems of Care collaborative may include representatives from mental health, juvenile justice, education, health, among others); child-welfare agency supervisors and caseworkers; partner agency caseworkers, and families who have been involved with the childwelfare system. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Average burden hours per response (minutes) Number of responses per respondent Total burden hours Stakeholder Survey .................................................................................... Child-Welfare Agency Survey ..................................................................... Supervisor Interviews ................................................................................. Interviews with family members .................................................................. Stakeholder Interviews ............................................................................... Project Director Interviews .......................................................................... Child-Welfare agency and Partner agency focus groups ........................... Community Description Form ..................................................................... Organizational Structure Form .................................................................... Collaborative Membership Form ................................................................. Major Activities Form .................................................................................. Policy Changes Form ................................................................................. Other Training and Technical Assistance Form ......................................... Training and Technical Assistance Participant Feedback Forms .............. Technical Assistance Follow-up Survey ..................................................... 240 1440 140 140 140 30 700 20 20 20 20 20 20 1080 518 51 items ............ 72 items ............ 5 questions ....... 5 questions ....... 5 questions ....... 21 questions ..... 6 questions ....... 14 items ............ 7 items .............. 7 items .............. 7 items .............. 7 items .............. 4 items .............. 37 items ............ 15 ..................... .29 .29 5 5 5 14 6 2 4 2 6 6 5 .56 .29 59 501 58 58 58 42 420 9 9 5 14 14 7 373 38 Total estimated total annual burden hours .......................................... ........................ ........................... .......................... 1,665 1 One hour for entire interview. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 42 (Friday, March 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10645-10646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4272]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-4089-N2]


Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare 
Education--March 22, 2005: Location Change

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting and meeting location change.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. Appendix 2, section 10(a) (Pub. L. 92-463), this notice 
announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (the 
Panel) on March 22, 2005. The Panel advises and makes recommendations 
to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the 
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 
opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education 
strategies concerning the Medicare program. This notice replaces the 
meeting notice published on February 25, 2005 (70 FR 9362) due to a 
change in the meeting location.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m., e.s.t.
    Deadline for Presentations and Comments: March 15, 2005, 12 noon, 
e.s.t.

ADDRESSES: The meeting location originally published in the February 
25, 2005 notice has changed. The new meeting location is the Hubert H. 
Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20201. Persons planning to attend must follow the security 
procedures listed below in the ``Meeting Attendance'' section of this 
notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Johnson, Health Insurance 
Specialist, Division of Partnership Development, Center for Beneficiary 
Choices, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security 
Boulevard, Mail stop S2-23-05, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, (410) 786-
0090. Please refer to the CMS Advisory Committees' Information Line (1-
877-449-5659 toll free)/(410-786-9379 local) or the Internet (http://
www.cms.hhs.gov/faca/apme/default.asp) for additional information and 
updates on committee activities, or contact Ms. Johnson via e-mail at 
ljohnson3@cms.hhs.gov. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS 
Press Office at (202) 690-6145.
    Meeting Attendance: The meeting is open to the public; however, 
attendance is limited to space available. Attendance will be determined 
on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons wishing to attend this 
meeting, which is located on Federal property, must call or e-mail Ms. 
Johnson to register in advance no later than 5 p.m. (e.s.t.), Friday, 
March 18, 2005.
    The following information must be e-mailed or telephoned to Ms. 
Johnson by the date and time above:
     Name(s) of attendee(s);
     Title(s);
     Organization;
     E-mail address(es); and
     Telephone number(s).
    Persons attending the meeting must present photographic 
identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service 
personnel before they will be allowed to enter the building. 
Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be permitted to 
enter the building and will be unable to attend the meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act 
(42 U.S.C. 217a), as amended, grants to the Secretary of the Department 
of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) the authority to establish 
an advisory panel if the Secretary finds the panel necessary and in the 
public interest. The Secretary signed the charter establishing this 
Panel on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7849) and approved the renewal of the 
charter on January 14, 2005. The Panel advises and makes 
recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator of the Centers 
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the 
effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Medicare 
program.
    The goals of the Panel are as follows:
     To develop and implement a national Medicare education 
program that describes the options for selecting a health plan under 
Medicare.
     To enhance the Federal government's effectiveness in 
informing the Medicare consumer, including the appropriate use of 
public-private partnerships.
     To expand outreach to vulnerable and underserved 
communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of 
a national Medicare education program.
     To assemble an information base of best practices for 
helping consumers evaluate health plan options and build a community 
infrastructure for information, counseling, and assistance.
    The current members of the Panel are: Dr. Drew E. Altman, President 
and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; James 
L. Bildner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, New Horizons 
Partners, LLC; Dr. Jane Delgado, Chief Executive Officer, National 
Alliance For Hispanic Health; Clayton Fong, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging; Thomas Hall, 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cardio-Kinetics, Inc.; The 
Honorable Bobby Jindal, United States Congress; David Knutson, 
Director, Health System Studies, Park Nicollet Institute for Research 
and Education; Donald J. Lott, Executive Director, Indian Family Health 
Clinic; Dr. Frank I. Luntz, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Luntz Research Companies; Katherine Metzger, Director, Medicare and 
Medicaid Programs, Fallon Community Health Plan; David Null, Financial 
Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Dr. Marlon Priest, Professor of Emergency 
Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Susan O. Raetzman, 
Associate Director, Public Policy Institute, AARP, and Catherine 
Valenti, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Caring Voice 
Coalition.
    The agenda for the March 22, 2005 meeting will include the 
following:
     Recap of the previous (November 30, 2004) meeting.
     Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services update.

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     Medicare Modernization Act: Outreach and education 
strategies.
     Public comment.
     Listening session with CMS leadership.
     Next steps.
    Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral 
presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written copy of the 
oral presentation to Lynne Johnson, Health Insurance Specialist, 
Division of Partnership Development, Center for Beneficiary Choices, 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail 
stop S2-23-05, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 or by e-mail at 
ljohnson3@cms.hhs.gov no later than 12 noon, e.s.t., March 15, 2005. 
The number of oral presentations may be limited by the time available. 
Individuals not wishing to make a presentation may submit written 
comments to Ms. Johnson by 12 noon, e.s.t., March 15, 2005. The meeting 
is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space 
available.
    Special Accommodation: Individuals requiring sign language 
interpretation or other special accommodations should contact Ms. 
Johnson at least 15 days before the meeting.

    Authority: Sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
217a) and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92-463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) 
and 41 CFR 102-3).

    Dated: March 1, 2005.
Mark B. McClellan,
Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
[FR Doc. 05-4272 Filed 3-3-05; 8:45 am]
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