Sunshine Act Meeting, 61434 [05-21319]

Download as PDF 61434 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 204 / Monday, October 24, 2005 / Notices a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karin Ferriter by telephone at (571) 272–7744; by mail marked to her attention and addressed to Mail Stop Patent Ext., Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by fax marked to her attention at (571) 273–7744, or by e-mail to Karin.Ferriter@uspto.gov. Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to a year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On April 7, 2005, H3 Pharma, Inc., an agent of the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund of New Orleans, Louisiana, the patent owner, timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for an interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787. The patent claims the active ingredient vapreotide acetate in the human drug product Sanvar, and a method of use of said product. The application indicates that a New Drug Application for Sanvar (vapreotide acetate) has been filed and is currently undergoing regulatory review before the Food and Drug Administration for permission to market or use the product commercially. Review of the application indicates that except for permission to market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and that the patent should be extended for one year as required by 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Since the regulatory review period extended beyond the expiration date of the patent April 25, 2005, interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) is appropriate. An interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787 is granted for a period of one year from the expiration date of the patent, i.e., until April 25, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 17, 2005. Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 05–21191 Filed 10–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Oct 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Commodity Futures Trading Commission FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 70 FR 194. PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF THE MEETING: 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2005. The Rule Enforcement Review has been moved to Friday, October 28, 2005, at 11:45 a.m. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jean A. Webb, (202) 418–5100. CHANGES IN THE MEETING: Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–21319 Filed 10–20–05; 2:24 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary TRICARE; Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Fiscal Year 2006 Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Updates Office of the Secretary, DoD. Notice of DRG revised rates. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice describes the changes made to the TRICARE DRGbased payment system in order to conform to changes made to the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS). It also provides the updated fixed loss cost outlier threshold, cost-tocharge ratios and the Internet address for accessing the updated adjusted standardized amount and DRG relative weights to be used for FY 2006 under the TRICARE DRG-based payment system. The rates, weights and Medicare PPS changes which affect the TRICARE DRG-based payment system contained in this notice are effective for admissions occurring on or after October 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Systems, 16401 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011– 9066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marty Maxey, Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Systems, TMA, telephone (303) 676–3627. Questions regarding payment of specific claims under the TRICARE DRG-based EFFECTIVE DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 payment system should be addressed to the appropriate contractor. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule published on September 1, 1987 (52 FR 32992) set forth the basic procedures used under the CHAMPUS DRG-based payment system. This was subsequently amended by final rules published August 31, 1988 (53 FR 33461), October 21, 1988 (53 FR 41331), December 16, 1988 (53 FR 50515), May 30, 1990 (55 FR 21863), October 22, 1990 (55 FR 42560), and September 10, 1998 (63 FR 48439). An explicit tenet of these final rules, and one based on the statute authorizing the use of DRGs by TRICARE, is that the TRICARE DRGbased payment system is modeled on the Medicare PPS, and that, whenever practicable, the TRICARE system will follow the same rules that apply to the Medicare PPS. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes these changes annually in the Federal Register and discusses in detail the impact of the changes. In addition, this notice updates the rates and weights in accordance with our previous final rules. The actual changes we are making, along with a description of their relationship to the Medicare PPS, are detailed below. I. Medicare PPS Changes Which Affect the TRICARE DRG-Based Payment System Following is a discussion of the changes CMS has made to the Medicare PPS that affect the TRICARE DRG-based payment system. A. DRG Classifications Under both the Medicare PPS and the TRICARE DRG-based payment system, cases are classified into the appropriate DRG by a Grouper program. The Grouper classifies each case into a DRG on the basis of the diagnosis and procedure codes and demographic information (that is, sex, age, and discharge status). The Grouper used for the TRICARE DRG-based payment system is the same as the current Medicare Grouper with two modifications. The TRICARE system has replaced Medicare DRG 435 with two age-based DRGs (900 and 901), and has implemented thirty-four (34) neonatal DRGs in place of Medicare DRGs 385 through 390. For admissions occurring on or after October 1, 2001, DRG 435 has been replaced by DRG 523. The TRICARE system has replaced DRG 523 with the two age-based DRGs (900 and 901). For admissions occurring on or after October 1, 1995, the CHAMPUS grouper hierarchy logic was changed so the age split (age <29 days) and assignments to MDC 15 occur before E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

Agency Holding the Meeting: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: 70 FR 194.

Previously Announced Time and Date of the Meeting: 11 a.m., Wednesday, 
October 26, 2005.

Changes in the Meeting: The Rule Enforcement Review has been moved to 
Friday, October 28, 2005, at 11:45 a.m.

Contact Person For More Information: Jean A. Webb, (202) 418-5100.

Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-21319 Filed 10-20-05; 2:24 pm]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-M