Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation Medicaid Program; Meeting of the Medicaid Commission-January 24-26, 2006, 77395-77396 [E5-8097]

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[FR Doc. 05–24674 Filed 12–27–05; 4:05 pm] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation Medicaid Program; Meeting of the Medicaid Commission—January 24–26, 2006 Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Medicaid Commission. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The Medicaid Commission will advise the Secretary on ways to modernize the Medicaid program so that it can provide highquality health care to its beneficiaries in a financially sustainable way. DATES: The Meeting: January 24–26, 2006. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on January 24, and will begin at 9 a.m. each day on January 25 and 26. Special Accommodations: Persons attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired, or have a condition that requires special assistance or accommodations, are asked to notify the Medicaid E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 77396 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices Commission by January 13, 2006 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). ADDRESSES: The Meeting: The meeting will be held at the following address: Holiday Inn Washington-Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, United States, telephone: 1 (301) 656–1500, fax: 1 (301) 656–5045. Web site: You may access up-to-date information on this meeting at http:// www.cms.hhs.gov/FACA/ 10_mc.asp#TopOfPage. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Reiser, (202) 205–8255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 24, 2005, we published a notice (70 FR 29765) announcing the Medicaid Commission and requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the Medicaid Commission. This notice announces a public meeting of the Medicaid Commission. Topics of the Meeting The Commission will discuss options for making longer-term recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program that ensure long-term sustainability. Issues to be addressed may include, but are not limited to: eligibility, benefit design, and delivery; expanding the number of people covered with quality care while recognizing budget constraints; long term care; quality of care, choice, and beneficiary satisfaction; and program administration. Procedure and Agenda This meeting is open to the public. There will be a public comment period at the meeting. The Commission may limit the number and duration of oral presentations to the time available. We will request that you declare at the meeting whether or not you have any financial involvement related to any services being discussed. After the presentations and public comment period, the Commission will deliberate openly. Interested persons may observe the deliberations, but the Commission will not hear further comments during this time except at the request of the Chairperson. The Commission will also allow an open public session for any attendee to address issues specific to the topic. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2). Dated: December 20, 2005. Donald A.Young, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E5–8097 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5150–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–06–05AD] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–4766 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Helping to End Lead Poisoning (HELP): A Questionnaire Study of Medicaid Providers’ Self-Reported Attitudes, Practices, Beliefs, and Barriers to Childhood Blood Lead Testing—New—National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), lead poisoning is one of the most serious environmental threats to children in the United States. Very high blood lead levels in children can cause encephalopathy, coma, and even death. At lower levels, lead poisoning is a silent attacker because most children who are lead poisoned do not show symptoms. Low levels of lead poisoning are often associated with reductions in IQ and attention span, and with learning disabilities, hyperactivity, and behavioral problems. Because of these subtle effects, the best way to determine if a child has lead poisoning is by giving the child a blood lead test. Children eligible for Medicaid are typically at highest risk for lead exposure. DHHS policies require blood lead testing for all children participating in Federal health care programs. However, most children in or targeted by Federal health care programs have not been tested. Although blood lead testing is important, it is ineffective unless it is performed when the child is young enough to receive the full benefits of effective environmental interventions. Thus, it was determined by the CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (LPPB) that more information is needed to understand the barriers Medicaid providers face when it comes to blood lead testing. Helping To End Lead Poisoning (HELP) is a comparison study between two communities in Wisconsin. To determine why some areas in Wisconsin have high blood lead testing rates and others do not, Medicaid providers in two areas will be studied. Community 1 has high and Community 2 has low blood lead testing rates. Questionnaires will be mailed to all Medicaid providers in these two Wisconsin communities. The questionnaires will be sent from and returned to the CDC LPPB in Atlanta, Georgia. CDC will analyze the data from the questionnaires. CDC and the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program staff will use this information to understand the barriers Medicaid providers face concerning blood lead testing and to develop effective strategies that promote blood lead testing among Medicaid providers. There is no cost to respondents, other than their time. National Center for Environment Health (NCEH), is requesting a year to complete the study. The total estimated burden hours are 14. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS No. of respondents wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Respondents Targeted Medicaid Providers in Wisconsin ................................................................................. (mailed questionnaire) Targeted Medicaid Providers in Wisconsin ................................................................................. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 250 (Friday, December 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77395-77396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-8097]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation Medicaid Program; 
Meeting of the Medicaid Commission--January 24-26, 2006

AGENCY: Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Medicaid 
Commission. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The 
Medicaid Commission will advise the Secretary on ways to modernize the 
Medicaid program so that it can provide high-quality health care to its 
beneficiaries in a financially sustainable way.

DATES: The Meeting: January 24-26, 2006. The meeting will begin at 6 
p.m. on January 24, and will begin at 9 a.m. each day on January 25 and 
26.
    Special Accommodations: Persons attending the meeting who are 
hearing or visually impaired, or have a condition that requires special 
assistance or accommodations, are asked to notify the Medicaid

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Commission by January 13, 2006 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

ADDRESSES: The Meeting: The meeting will be held at the following 
address: Holiday Inn Washington-Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy 
Chase, MD 20815, United States, telephone: 1 (301) 656-1500, fax: 1 
(301) 656-5045.
    Web site: You may access up-to-date information on this meeting at 
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/FACA/10_mc.asp#TopOfPage.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Reiser, (202) 205-8255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 24, 2005, we published a notice (70 
FR 29765) announcing the Medicaid Commission and requesting nominations 
for individuals to serve on the Medicaid Commission. This notice 
announces a public meeting of the Medicaid Commission.

Topics of the Meeting

    The Commission will discuss options for making longer-term 
recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program that ensure long-
term sustainability. Issues to be addressed may include, but are not 
limited to: eligibility, benefit design, and delivery; expanding the 
number of people covered with quality care while recognizing budget 
constraints; long term care; quality of care, choice, and beneficiary 
satisfaction; and program administration.

Procedure and Agenda

    This meeting is open to the public. There will be a public comment 
period at the meeting. The Commission may limit the number and duration 
of oral presentations to the time available. We will request that you 
declare at the meeting whether or not you have any financial 
involvement related to any services being discussed.
    After the presentations and public comment period, the Commission 
will deliberate openly. Interested persons may observe the 
deliberations, but the Commission will not hear further comments during 
this time except at the request of the Chairperson. The Commission will 
also allow an open public session for any attendee to address issues 
specific to the topic.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2).

    Dated: December 20, 2005.
Donald A.Young,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of 
Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. E5-8097 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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