Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009; Corrections, 78366-78367 [E8-30453]

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the update notice published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2008, entitled ‘‘Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009.’’ DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective on January 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Ventura, (410) 786–1985. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In FR Doc. E8–26142 of November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65351), the notice entitled ‘‘Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009’’ there were several technical errors that this correction notice serves to identify and correct. The corrections are effective January 1, 2009. II. Summary of Errors On pages 65365 through 65382, Addendum B, we are correcting several CBSA names and constituent county references. III. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. E8–26142 of November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65351), make the following corrections: 1. On page 65365, in the second column, add ‘‘Manatee County, FL’’ under ‘‘Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL’’. Then insert ‘‘Sarasota, FL’’ under ‘‘Manatee County, FL’’. 2. On page 65366, in the second column, ‘‘Charleston-North Charleston, SC’’ is corrected to read ‘‘CharlestonNorth Charleston-Summerville, SC’’. 3. On page 65368, in the second column, ‘‘Des Moines, IA’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA’’. 4. On page 65368, in the second column, ‘‘Edison, NJ’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Edison-New Brunswick, NJ’’. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. On page 65370, in the second column, ‘‘Greenville, SC’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC’’. 6. On page 65370, in the second column, remove ‘‘Litchfield County, CT’’. 7. On page 65371, in the second column, ‘‘Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX’’. 8. On page 65371, in the second column, ‘‘Indianapolis, IN’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Indianapolis-Carmel, IN’’. 9. On page 65372, in the second column, ‘‘Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA’’ is corrected to read ‘‘KennewickPasco-Richland, WA’’. 10. On page 65373, in the second column, add ‘‘Mohave County, AZ’’ under ‘‘Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ’’. 11. On page 65373, in the second column, ‘‘Lakeland, FL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL’’. 12. On page 65373, in the second column, ‘‘Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Little RockNorth Little Rock-Conway, AR’’. 13. On page 65373, in the second column, ‘‘Louisville, KY-IN’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN’’. 14. On page 65374, in the second column, under Manchester-Nashua, NH’’ remove ‘‘Merrimack County, NH’’. 15. On page 65374, in the second column, ‘‘McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX’’ is corrected to read ‘‘McAllen-EdinburgMission, TX’’. 16. On page 65375, in the second column, ‘‘Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle BeachConway, SC’’. 17. On page 65375, in the second column, ‘‘Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboro, TN’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Nashville-Davidson-MurfreesboroFranklin, TN’’. 18. On page 65376, in the second column, ‘‘Orlando, FL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Orlando-Kissimmee, FL’’. 19. On page 65377, in the second column, ‘‘Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Port St. Lucie, FL’’. 20. On page 65380, in the second column, add ‘‘Indian River County, FL’’ under ‘‘Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL’’. 21. On page 65382, ‘‘WarrenFarmington Hills-Troy, MI’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI’’. IV. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking and Delay in Effective Date We ordinarily publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the provisions of a rule E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices take effect in accordance with section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). However, we can waive this notice and comment procedure if the Secretary finds, for good cause, that the notice and comment process is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, and incorporates a statement of the finding and the reasons therefore in the notice. Section 553(d) of the APA ordinarily requires a 30-day delay in effective date of final rules after the date of their publication in the Federal Register. This 30-day delay in effective date can be waived, however, if an agency finds for good cause that the delay is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, and the agency incorporates a statement of the findings and its reasons in the rule issued. Therefore, we are waiving proposed rulemaking and the 30-day delayed effective date for the technical corrections in this notice. This correction notice merely corrects technical errors in Addendum B of the Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009 and does not make substantive changes to the policies or payment methodologies that were adopted in the final rule. Therefore, we do not believe this correction notice is a substantive rule that would be subject to notice and comment rulemaking or a delay in effective date; but rather, merely reflects policies or payment methodologies that were already subject to notice and comment rulemaking and were previously adopted by us. As a result, this notice is intended to ensure that the CY 2009 HHPPS Update Notice accurately reflects the policies adopted after public comment. Therefore, we find that undertaking further notice and comment procedures to incorporate these corrections into the update notice or delaying the effective date of these changes is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: December 16, 2008. Ann C. Agnew, Executive Secretary to the Department. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-1555-CN]
RIN 0938-AP20


Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate 
Update for Calendar Year 2009; Corrections

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

ACTION: Correction notice.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the 
update notice published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2008, 
entitled ``Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System 
Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009.''

DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective on January 1, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Ventura, (410) 786-1985.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    In FR Doc. E8-26142 of November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65351), the notice 
entitled ``Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System 
Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009'' there were several technical 
errors that this correction notice serves to identify and correct. The 
corrections are effective January 1, 2009.

II. Summary of Errors

    On pages 65365 through 65382, Addendum B, we are correcting several 
CBSA names and constituent county references.

III. Correction of Errors

    In FR Doc. E8-26142 of November 3, 2008 (73 FR 65351), make the 
following corrections:
    1. On page 65365, in the second column, add ``Manatee County, FL'' 
under ``Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL''. Then insert ``Sarasota, FL'' 
under ``Manatee County, FL''.
    2. On page 65366, in the second column, ``Charleston-North 
Charleston, SC'' is corrected to read ``Charleston-North Charleston-
Summerville, SC''.
    3. On page 65368, in the second column, ``Des Moines, IA'' is 
corrected to read ``Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA''.
    4. On page 65368, in the second column, ``Edison, NJ'' is corrected 
to read ``Edison-New Brunswick, NJ''.
    5. On page 65370, in the second column, ``Greenville, SC'' is 
corrected to read ``Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC''.
    6. On page 65370, in the second column, remove ``Litchfield County, 
CT''.
    7. On page 65371, in the second column, ``Houston-Baytown-Sugar 
Land, TX'' is corrected to read ``Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX''.
    8. On page 65371, in the second column, ``Indianapolis, IN'' is 
corrected to read ``Indianapolis-Carmel, IN''.
    9. On page 65372, in the second column, ``Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, 
WA'' is corrected to read ``Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA''.
    10. On page 65373, in the second column, add ``Mohave County, AZ'' 
under ``Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ''.
    11. On page 65373, in the second column, ``Lakeland, FL'' is 
corrected to read ``Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL''.
    12. On page 65373, in the second column, ``Little Rock-North Little 
Rock, AR'' is corrected to read ``Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, 
AR''.
    13. On page 65373, in the second column, ``Louisville, KY-IN'' is 
corrected to read ``Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN''.
    14. On page 65374, in the second column, under Manchester-Nashua, 
NH'' remove ``Merrimack County, NH''.
    15. On page 65374, in the second column, ``McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, 
TX'' is corrected to read ``McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX''.
    16. On page 65375, in the second column, ``Myrtle Beach-Conway-
North Myrtle Beach, SC'' is corrected to read ``Myrtle Beach-North 
Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC''.
    17. On page 65375, in the second column, ``Nashville-Davidson-
Murfreesboro, TN'' is corrected to read ``Nashville-Davidson-
Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN''.
    18. On page 65376, in the second column, ``Orlando, FL'' is 
corrected to read ``Orlando-Kissimmee, FL''.
    19. On page 65377, in the second column, ``Port St. Lucie-Fort 
Pierce, FL'' is corrected to read ``Port St. Lucie, FL''.
    20. On page 65380, in the second column, add ``Indian River County, 
FL'' under ``Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL''.
    21. On page 65382, ``Warren-Farmington Hills-Troy, MI'' is 
corrected to read ``Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI''.

IV. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking and Delay in Effective Date

    We ordinarily publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the 
Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the 
provisions of a rule

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take effect in accordance with section 553(b) of the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). However, we can waive this 
notice and comment procedure if the Secretary finds, for good cause, 
that the notice and comment process is impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest, and incorporates a statement of the 
finding and the reasons therefore in the notice.
    Section 553(d) of the APA ordinarily requires a 30-day delay in 
effective date of final rules after the date of their publication in 
the Federal Register. This 30-day delay in effective date can be 
waived, however, if an agency finds for good cause that the delay is 
impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest, and the 
agency incorporates a statement of the findings and its reasons in the 
rule issued. Therefore, we are waiving proposed rulemaking and the 30-
day delayed effective date for the technical corrections in this 
notice. This correction notice merely corrects technical errors in 
Addendum B of the Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment 
System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2009 and does not make substantive 
changes to the policies or payment methodologies that were adopted in 
the final rule. Therefore, we do not believe this correction notice is 
a substantive rule that would be subject to notice and comment 
rulemaking or a delay in effective date; but rather, merely reflects 
policies or payment methodologies that were already subject to notice 
and comment rulemaking and were previously adopted by us. As a result, 
this notice is intended to ensure that the CY 2009 HHPPS Update Notice 
accurately reflects the policies adopted after public comment. 
Therefore, we find that undertaking further notice and comment 
procedures to incorporate these corrections into the update notice or 
delaying the effective date of these changes is unnecessary and 
contrary to the public interest.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, 
Medicare--Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare--
Supplementary Medical Insurance Program)

    Dated: December 16, 2008.
Ann C. Agnew,
Executive Secretary to the Department.
[FR Doc. E8-30453 Filed 12-19-08; 8:45 am]
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