Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants, 64619-64620 [E8-25843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices I. Background Section 1886(d)(4)(D) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires the Secretary to select, by October 1, 2007, at least two conditions that: (1) Are high cost or high volume or both; (2) result in the assignment of a case to a Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS–DRG) that has a higher payment when present as a secondary diagnosis; and (3) could reasonably have been prevented through the application of evidence-based guidelines. For discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2008, hospitals will not receive additional payment for cases in which one of the selected conditions occurring during hospitalization was not present on admission. That is, the case would be paid as though the secondary diagnosis was not present. Section 1886(d)(4)(D) of the Act provides that we can revise the list of conditions from time to time, as long as it contains at least two conditions. We have discussed the selection of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) in the inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) fiscal year (FY) 2007 (71 FR 23996 and 71 FR 47870), FY 2008 (72 FR 24680 and 72 FR 47130), and FY 2009 (73 FR 23528 and 73 FR 48434) proposed and final rules, respectively. For discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2008, hospitals will not receive additional payment for cases in which one of the selected conditions occurring during hospitalization was not present on admission. That is, the case would be paid as though the secondary diagnosis was not present. Section 1886(d)(4)(D) of the Act provides that we can revise the list of conditions from time to time, as long as it contains at least two conditions. In addition, we discussed the expansion of the principles behind the hospital outpatient healthcare-associated conditions (HOP–HACs) payment provision in the outpatient prospective payment systems (OPPS) calendar year (CY) 2009 proposed rule (73 FR 41416). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES II. Listening Session Format This listening session is being held as a joint partnership between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The listening session will begin at 10 a.m. e.s.t. with an overview of the objectives for the session. A brief overview regarding the implementation strategy for selecting the IPPS HAC’s will then be presented. Next, we will present a review of the regulatory language included in the FY 2009 IPPS final rule followed by a public comment session. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:45 Oct 29, 2008 Jkt 211001 There will be a lunch break from approximately 12:30 p.m. e.s.t. to 1:30 p.m. e.s.t. Following lunch, we will review the CY 2009 OPPS final rule that discussed the expansion of the principles behind the HOP–HACs payment provision to the outpatient setting. An additional public comment period will follow the afternoon presentations. The meeting will conclude by 5 p.m. e.s.t. We note that, due to time constraints, telephone participants will be allowed to make verbal comments during the meeting as time permits. We also note that any interested party, irrespective of participation at the listening session, may submit written comments to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section by the date specified in the DATES section of this notice. III. Registration Instructions For security reasons, space limitations, and limited availability of teleconference lines, any persons wishing to attend this meeting or listen via teleconference must register by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. 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The on-site check-in for visitors will begin at 9:15 a.m. e.s.t. Please allow sufficient time to complete security checkpoints. Security measures include the following: • Presentation of government-issued photographic identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64619 • Interior and exterior inspection of vehicles (this includes engine and trunk inspection) at the entrance to the grounds. Parking permits and instructions will be issued after the vehicle inspection. • Passing through a metal detector and inspection of items brought into the building. We note that all items brought to CMS, whether personal or for the purpose of demonstration or to support a demonstration, are subject to inspection. We cannot assume responsibility for coordinating the receipt, transfer, transport, storage, set-up, safety, or timely arrival of any personal belongings or items used for demonstration or to support a demonstration. Note: Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be permitted to enter the building and will be unable to attend the meeting. The public may not enter the building earlier than 45 minutes prior to the convening of the meeting. All visitors must be escorted in areas other than the lower and first floor levels in the Central Building. Seating capacity is limited to the first 550 registrants. Authority: Section 1886(d)(4)(D) of the Act. Dated: October 23, 2008. Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. E8–25833 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare Services State Grants Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Biennial publication of allotment percentages for States under the Title IV–B subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program (CFDA No. 93.645). AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by section 423(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 623(c)), the Department is publishing the allotment percentage for each State under the Title IV–B Subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program. Under section 423(a), the allotment percentages are one of the factors used E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64620 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices in the computation of the Federal grants awarded under the Program. DATES: Effective Date: The allotment percentages shall be effective for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Bell, Grants Fiscal Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, Office of Administration, Administration for Children and Families, telephone (202) 401–4611. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The allotment percentage for each State is determined on the basis of paragraphs (b) and (c) of section 423 of the Act. These figures are available on the ACF homepage on the Internet: http:// www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/. The allotment percentage for each State is as follows: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES State Alabama .................................... Alaska ....................................... Arizona ...................................... Arkansas ................................... California ................................... Colorado ................................... Connecticut ............................... Delaware ................................... District of Columbia .................. Florida ....................................... Georgia ..................................... Hawaii ....................................... Idaho ......................................... Illinois ........................................ Indiana ...................................... Iowa .......................................... Kansas ...................................... Kentucky ................................... Louisiana .................................. Maine ........................................ Maryland ................................... Massachusetts .......................... Michigan ................................... Minnesota ................................. Mississippi ................................ Missouri .................................... Montana .................................... Nebraska .................................. Nevada ..................................... New Hampshire ........................ New Jersey ............................... New Mexico .............................. New York .................................. North Carolina .......................... North Dakota ............................ Ohio .......................................... Oklahoma ................................. Oregon ...................................... Pennsylvania ............................ Rhode Island ............................ South Carolina .......................... South Dakota ............................ Tennessee ................................ Texas ........................................ Utah .......................................... Vermont .................................... Virginia ...................................... Washington ............................... West Virginia ............................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:45 Oct 29, 2008 Allotment percentage 57.84 48.05 56.38 61.11 46.00 45.84 29.80 47.41 30.00 49.99 55.97 49.58 58.77 47.38 56.49 54.98 53.08 59.84 57.58 55.90 39.77 36.86 54.78 46.78 63.23 55.60 57.46 53.19 47.38 46.11 36.67 60.11 40.20 55.99 54.67 54.92 55.55 54.50 49.89 48.70 59.40 54.49 56.26 52.11 60.33 52.12 45.62 47.36 62.02 Jkt 211001 Allotment percentage State Wisconsin ................................. Wyoming ................................... American Samoa ...................... Guam ........................................ N. Mariana Islands ................... Puerto Rico ............................... Virgin Islands ............................ 52.98 41.29 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 Dated: October 21, 2008. Joan E. Ohl, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. E8–25843 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276– 1243. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence Screening and Brief Intervention Evaluation—New Since 2001, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has been operating the SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence. The purpose of the FASD Center is to prevent FASD and improve PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the treatment of FASD. The FASD Center’s activities include providing training, technical assistance, and subcontracts to increase the use of effective evidence-based interventions. The FASD Center will be integrating Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for pregnant women through service delivery organizations and will be evaluating the results. Seven sites will implement the SBI program operated through WIC or Healthy/Health Start. Using the protocol developed by O’Connor and Whaley, each of the participating WIC and Healthy Start programs will be screening pregnant women to identify those who are currently drinking. The SBI focuses on 10- to 15-minute sessions of counseling by a counselor who will use a scripted manual to guide the intervention. Participants in the SBI will be assessed at each visit (to monitor alcohol use), referred for additional services to support their efforts to stop drinking, and will be provided with the 10–15 minute intervention. Clients will be followed up until their 36th week of pregnancy. At baseline, a screening tool will be administered by the WIC or Healthy/ Health Start counselor to assess pregnant women at the participating sites or health care delivery programs. Women will be assessed for risk using the T–ACE or TWEAK screening instruments which have been used successfully with pregnant women. Both quantity and frequency of drinking will be assessed. In addition, basic demographic data will be collected (age, race/ethnicity, education, and marital status) at baseline by participating sites but no personal identification information will be transmitted to SAMHSA. On a monthly basis, as clients return for their WIC or Healthy/Health Start program counseling session, follow-up data will be collected by the WIC or Healthy Start counselor. At each monthly follow-up visit, the quantity and frequency of drinking will be assessed and the client’s goals for drinking will be recorded. In addition, process level variables will be assessed to understand how the program is being implemented (e.g., whether SBI was delivered; what referrals were made; which referral services were received). At the 36th week of pregnancy, the client will be asked for permission to place her record from this program into her infant’s medical record (upon delivery) and quantity and frequency of drinking will be assessed. The data collection is designed to evaluate the implementation of the proposed Screening and Brief E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Notice of Allotment Percentages to States for Child Welfare 
Services State Grants

AGENCY: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration 
for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Biennial publication of allotment percentages for States under 
the Title IV-B subpart 1, Child Welfare Services State Grants Program 
(CFDA No. 93.645).

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SUMMARY: As required by section 423(c) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 623(c)), the Department is publishing the allotment percentage 
for each State under the Title IV-B Subpart 1, Child Welfare Services 
State Grants Program. Under section 423(a), the allotment percentages 
are one of the factors used

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in the computation of the Federal grants awarded under the Program.

DATES: Effective Date: The allotment percentages shall be effective for 
Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Bell, Grants Fiscal Management 
Specialist, Office of Grants Management, Office of Administration, 
Administration for Children and Families, telephone (202) 401-4611.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The allotment percentage for each State is 
determined on the basis of paragraphs (b) and (c) of section 423 of the 
Act. These figures are available on the ACF homepage on the Internet: 
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/. The allotment percentage for each 
State is as follows:

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                                                              Allotment
                           State                              percentage
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Alabama....................................................        57.84
Alaska.....................................................        48.05
Arizona....................................................        56.38
Arkansas...................................................        61.11
California.................................................        46.00
Colorado...................................................        45.84
Connecticut................................................        29.80
Delaware...................................................        47.41
District of Columbia.......................................        30.00
Florida....................................................        49.99
Georgia....................................................        55.97
Hawaii.....................................................        49.58
Idaho......................................................        58.77
Illinois...................................................        47.38
Indiana....................................................        56.49
Iowa.......................................................        54.98
Kansas.....................................................        53.08
Kentucky...................................................        59.84
Louisiana..................................................        57.58
Maine......................................................        55.90
Maryland...................................................        39.77
Massachusetts..............................................        36.86
Michigan...................................................        54.78
Minnesota..................................................        46.78
Mississippi................................................        63.23
Missouri...................................................        55.60
Montana....................................................        57.46
Nebraska...................................................        53.19
Nevada.....................................................        47.38
New Hampshire..............................................        46.11
New Jersey.................................................        36.67
New Mexico.................................................        60.11
New York...................................................        40.20
North Carolina.............................................        55.99
North Dakota...............................................        54.67
Ohio.......................................................        54.92
Oklahoma...................................................        55.55
Oregon.....................................................        54.50
Pennsylvania...............................................        49.89
Rhode Island...............................................        48.70
South Carolina.............................................        59.40
South Dakota...............................................        54.49
Tennessee..................................................        56.26
Texas......................................................        52.11
Utah.......................................................        60.33
Vermont....................................................        52.12
Virginia...................................................        45.62
Washington.................................................        47.36
West Virginia..............................................        62.02
Wisconsin..................................................        52.98
Wyoming....................................................        41.29
American Samoa.............................................        70.00
Guam.......................................................        70.00
N. Mariana Islands.........................................        70.00
Puerto Rico................................................        70.00
Virgin Islands.............................................        70.00
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    Dated: October 21, 2008.
Joan E. Ohl,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
[FR Doc. E8-25843 Filed 10-29-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P