Invitation to the Public To Collaborate in Furtherance of Our Agency's Strategic Plan, 41500-41501 [E7-14653]

Download as PDF 41500 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 145 / Monday, July 30, 2007 / Notices Dated: July 24, 2007. Eileen Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–3698 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 29, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. 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[FR Doc. 07–3699 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Invitation to the Public To Collaborate in Furtherance of Our Agency’s Strategic Plan Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice of invitation to the public. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’) through this notice informs the public of its policy of inviting potential collaborators to work with the Corporation in achieving the goals set out in its strategic plan. It includes the Corporation’s mission statement and a description of the strategic goals and implementation steps that the agency intends on following. This is not a notice of available grant funding or an invitation to apply for grant funding or other financial or material support. DATES: Collaboration proposals may be submitted at any time until further notice. Collaboration proposals, identified by the Corporation program or strategic goal that is the focus of the proposed activity, may be submitted by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service; Attention: Jonathan Williams, Office of Corporate Relations, Room 10301; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8102C at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Williams at (202) 606–6644, or by e-mail at: jwilliams@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: From time to time, the Corporation receives a proposal from a non-government entity interested in collaborating on implementation of one or more initiatives relating to the Corporation’s strategic goals as set out in the Strategic Plan. For example, a proposal may involve the Corporation coordinating its grantees to work with the nongovernment entity in implementing national and community service activities that achieve mutually desirable results. Because such proposals are considered valuable in achieving our strategic goals, by this notice we encourage and invite potential collaborators to study our ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 145 / Monday, July 30, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Strategic Plan and to submit relevant collaboration proposals. On February 8, 2006, the Corporation released its Strategic Plan for 2006– 2010. The plan, which benefited from extensive public input, is a blueprint for increasing the effectiveness of the Corporation’s programs and operations, and for defining the unique role that national service can play in building a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in America. A link to the full text of the Strategic Plan and related documents may be found under the ‘‘About Us’’ column at the following Web site: http:// www.nationalservice.gov/. Chief elements of the plan include: • Revised Mission Statement. The Corporation’s revised mission statement reads, ‘‘Improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.’’ • Statement of Guiding Principles. The plan articulates 10 principles, including putting the needs of local communities first and strengthening the public-private partnerships that underpin all of our programs. • Identification of Five Focus Areas. The plan identities four focus areas where the Corporation intends to make a significant difference in the next five years: (1) Mobilizing More Volunteers; (2) Ensuring a Brighter Future for All of America’s Youth; (3) Engaging Students in Communities; (4) Harnessing Baby Boomers’ Experience; and (5) Directing resources to address disaster relief and preparedness. Each focus area requires that the Corporation’s programs and initiatives work together to achieve common objectives and measurable targets. • Blueprint for Managerial Excellence. The plan outlines ways to create and foster shared values that strengthen service delivery and ensure workforce accountability. If your organization is interested in working with the Corporation in achieving its goals, you are encouraged to submit a collaboration proposal that is tied to the Corporation’s Strategic Plan, strategic goals, and related programs and initiatives. Dated: July 24, 2007. David Eisner, Chief Executive Officer. [FR Doc. E7–14653 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:24 Jul 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Expansion of a TRICARE Demonstration Project for the State of Alaska Department of Defense. Notice of expansion of a TRICARE demonstration project for the State of Alaska. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested parties of an expansion of a Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project entitled TRICARE Provider Reimbursement Demonstration Project for the State of Alaska. The original demonstration notice was published on November 20, 2006 (71 FR 67112–67113) and described a demonstration project to increase reimbursement for individual providers in the State of Alaska. The demonstration project will now also include increased reimbursement for health care services by hospitals that have been designated as Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the State of Alaska. TRICARE, under the demonstration project, will reimburse CAHs in a similar manner as they are reimbursed under Medicare. The expansion of the demonstration project will test the effect of this change on CAH provider participation in TRICARE, beneficiary access to care, cost of health care services, military medical readiness, morale and welfare. In particular, the demonstration will test whether the increased costs of provider payments are offset in whole or part by savings in travel costs, lost duty time, and other factors. This demonstration will be conducted under statutory authority provided in 10 U.S.C. 1092. DATES: Effective Date: The expansion of the demonstration will be effective July 1, 2007, and will continue for a period of 3 years from the date of the original demonstration. ADDRESSES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Systems (MB&RS), 16401 E. Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions pertaining to the expansion of the demonstration/Critical Access Hospital portion of the demonstration, Ann N. Fazzini, 303.676.3803. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background For additional information on the TRICARE demonstration project for the State of Alaska, please see 71 FR 67112– 67113. The demonstration notice PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41501 focused on increased payment rates for individual providers to determine the impact on access to care. This expansion of the demonstration applies to Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) within the State of Alaska. Hospitals are authorized TRICARE institutional providers under 10 U.S.C. 1079(j)(2) and (4). Under 10 U.S.C. 1079(j)(2), the amount to be paid to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and other institutional providers under TRICARE, shall, by regulation, ‘‘shall be determined to the extent practicable in accordance with the same reimbursement rules as apply to payments to providers of services of the same type under Medicare.’’ Under 32 CFR 199.14(a)(1)(ii)(D)(1) through (9) it specifically lists those hospitals that are exempt from the DRG-based payment system. Critical access hospitals are not listed as excluded, thereby making them subject to the DRG-based payment system. Critical access hospitals are not listed as exempt, because at the time this regulatory provision was written, CAHs were not a recognized entity. Legislation enacted as part of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 authorized states to establish State Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Programs, under which certain facilities participating in Medicare could become Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). CAHs represent a separate provider type with their own Medicare conditions of participation as well as a separate payment method. Since that time, a number of hospitals have taken the necessary steps to be designated as CAHs. Since the statutory authority requires TRICARE to apply the same reimbursement rules as apply to payments to providers of services of the same type under Medicare to the extent practicable, TRICARE has the authority through the publication of a proposed and final rule to exempt critical access hospitals from the DRG-based payment system and adopt a method similar to Medicare principles for these hospitals. The purpose of the demonstration is to provide this exemption immediately to CAHs in the State of Alaska. Currently under TRICARE, CAHs are subject to the TRICARE DRG-based payment system. Under the demonstration project, CAHs will be reimbursed under a manner similar to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment methodology of 101 percent of reasonable costs for inpatient care and outpatient care. CAHs in the State of Alaska are currently receiving reimbursement for billed charges for facility charges for outpatient care. Under the demonstration, the 101% of reasonable E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 145 (Monday, July 30, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41500-41501]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Invitation to the Public To Collaborate in Furtherance of Our 
Agency's Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice of invitation to the public.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation'') through this notice informs the 
public of its policy of inviting potential collaborators to work with 
the Corporation in achieving the goals set out in its strategic plan. 
It includes the Corporation's mission statement and a description of 
the strategic goals and implementation steps that the agency intends on 
following. This is not a notice of available grant funding or an 
invitation to apply for grant funding or other financial or material 
support.

DATES: Collaboration proposals may be submitted at any time until 
further notice.

ADDRESSES: Collaboration proposals, identified by the Corporation 
program or strategic goal that is the focus of the proposed activity, 
may be submitted by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service; Attention: Jonathan Williams, Office of Corporate Relations, 
Room 10301; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
Room 8102C at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Williams at (202) 606-6644, 
or by e-mail at: jwilliams@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: From time to time, the Corporation receives 
a proposal from a non-government entity interested in collaborating on 
implementation of one or more initiatives relating to the Corporation's 
strategic goals as set out in the Strategic Plan. For example, a 
proposal may involve the Corporation coordinating its grantees to work 
with the non-government entity in implementing national and community 
service activities that achieve mutually desirable results. Because 
such proposals are considered valuable in achieving our strategic 
goals, by this notice we encourage and invite potential collaborators 
to study our

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Strategic Plan and to submit relevant collaboration proposals.
    On February 8, 2006, the Corporation released its Strategic Plan 
for 2006-2010. The plan, which benefited from extensive public input, 
is a blueprint for increasing the effectiveness of the Corporation's 
programs and operations, and for defining the unique role that national 
service can play in building a culture of citizenship, service, and 
responsibility in America. A link to the full text of the Strategic 
Plan and related documents may be found under the ``About Us'' column 
at the following Web site: http://www.nationalservice.gov/.
    Chief elements of the plan include:
     Revised Mission Statement. The Corporation's revised 
mission statement reads, ``Improve lives, strengthen communities, and 
foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.''
     Statement of Guiding Principles. The plan articulates 10 
principles, including putting the needs of local communities first and 
strengthening the public-private partnerships that underpin all of our 
programs.
     Identification of Five Focus Areas. The plan identities 
four focus areas where the Corporation intends to make a significant 
difference in the next five years: (1) Mobilizing More Volunteers; (2) 
Ensuring a Brighter Future for All of America's Youth; (3) Engaging 
Students in Communities; (4) Harnessing Baby Boomers' Experience; and 
(5) Directing resources to address disaster relief and preparedness. 
Each focus area requires that the Corporation's programs and 
initiatives work together to achieve common objectives and measurable 
targets.
     Blueprint for Managerial Excellence. The plan outlines 
ways to create and foster shared values that strengthen service 
delivery and ensure workforce accountability.
    If your organization is interested in working with the Corporation 
in achieving its goals, you are encouraged to submit a collaboration 
proposal that is tied to the Corporation's Strategic Plan, strategic 
goals, and related programs and initiatives.

    Dated: July 24, 2007.
David Eisner,
Chief Executive Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-14653 Filed 7-27-07; 8:45 am]
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