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Download as PDF 11090 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 49 / Monday, March 16, 2009 / Notices chronic diseases or conditions, and any associated cost savings. The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) chose a phased approach to determine the efficacy and cost effectiveness of its disease management demonstration, beginning with beneficiaries identified with the disease states of asthma, congestive heart failure, and diabetes. TMA now intends to expand the disease management services to TRICARE Standard beneficiaries with the additional disease states of cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and anxiety and depression disorders as well as continue the original disease states of asthma, congestive heart failure, and diabetes. This expansion and continuation of the DM demonstration project will be conducted under the authority provided in 10 U.S.C. 1092. DATES: The expansion of the demonstration will be effective April 1, 2009 and will continue for a period of 2 years until March 31, 2011. The terms and conditions of the original demonstration notice will continue. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Barry Cohen, Director of Healthcare Operations—TRICARE Management Activity, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, VA 22041–3206; telephone (703) 681–4029. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background For additional information on the TRICARE demonstration project for DM, please see 72 FR 32628–32629. The demonstration notice focused on explaining the differences between the DM benefits available to TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries and the manner in which DM services had been provided prior to the demonstration. The prior notice explained that for purposes of the demonstration, the Department of Defense (DoD) would waive, for these DM services provided to Standard beneficiaries, the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 1079(a)(13) and 32 CFR 199.4(g)(39) that expressly exclude clinical preventive services for TRICARE Standard beneficiaries. The prior notice also explained the enrollment process and cap on DM costs. B. Description of Expansion of Demonstration Project Under this demonstration, DoD has waived, for disease management services provided to TRICARE Standard beneficiaries, the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 1079(a)(13) and 32 CFR 199.4(g)(39) that expressly exclude clinical preventive services for TRICARE Standard VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:38 Mar 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 beneficiaries in the current benefit. The Military Health System (MHS) has enrolled TRICARE Standard beneficiaries in its DM programs. DM services provided to Standard beneficiaries have included, but have not been limited to: Clinical preventive examinations, patient education and counseling services, and periodic screening exams. MHS DM program costs have been capped not to exceed the amount approved by the contracting officer. The DM program costs are total costs of DM services provided to both Prime and Standard beneficiaries. Only those beneficiaries identified by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) for disease management of asthma, congestive heart failure, and diabetes have been included in the current program. TMA is now expanding the demonstration by including the additional disease states of cancer, COPD, and anxiety and depression disorders. Beneficiaries identified by TMA are included in the DM program unless they choose to opt out. This action directly reduces variation across the system and results in improved consistency and quality for beneficiaries with targeted chronic illness, regardless of TRICARE classification. Furthermore, including TRICARE Standard beneficiaries in current DM efforts informs the MHS about total potential savings and return on investment (ROI) associated with DM, a stated requirement of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Continuing to provide the current three, and adding the additional three diseases to the systemwide DM program, will improve the quality of care of our beneficiaries. By educating patients about their disease and helping them manage their symptoms, many of the complications of these diseases can be avoided, possibly slowing the progression of their chronic disease, thus resulting in significant cost savings. C. Implementation The expansion of the demonstration will be effective on April 1, 2009. The terms and conditions of the original demonstration as provided in the Notice in 72 FR 32368–32369 will continue on that date. D. Evaluation An independent evaluation of the demonstration will be conducted. The evaluation will be designed to use a combination of administrative and survey measures of health care outcomes (clinical, utilization, financial, and humanistic measures) to provide analyses and comment on meeting its PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 goal of providing uniform disease management policies and practices across the MHS. Dated: March 9, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–5626 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Science Board Department of Defense. Notice of advisory committee meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on May 13– 14, 2009; at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will discuss interim finding and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U. S. national defense posture and homeland security. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301– 3140, via e-mail at debra.rose@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 571–0084. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law No. 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that these Defense Science Board Quarterly meeting will be closed to the public. Specifically, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), with the coordination of the DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that all sessions of these meetings will be closed to the public because they will be concerned throughout with matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. 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E9–5630 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Meeting of the National Defense University Visitors (BOV) AGENCY: Department of Defense; National Defense University. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Defense University (NDU), Designated Federal Officer, has scheduled a meeting of the Board of Visitors. The National Defense University Board of Visitors is a Federal Advisory Board. The Board meets twice a year in proceedings that are open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 28–29, 2009 from 1130–1700 on the 28th and continuing on the 29th from 0800–1200. ADDRESSES: The Board of Visitors meeting will be held at Building 62, Marshall Hall, Room 155, National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue, Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319– 5066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The point of contact for this notice is Jeanette Tolbert @ (202) 685–3955, Fax (202) 685–3328 or TolbertJ@ndu.edu. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 49 (Monday, March 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11090-11091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5630]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Defense Science Board

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on May 
13-14, 2009; at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The mission of the Defense 
Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under 
Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on 
scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of 
the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will discuss 
interim finding and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force 
activities. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration 
of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, 
and policies as they may affect the U. S. national defense posture and 
homeland security.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, 
Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, 
DC 20301-3140, via e-mail at debra.rose@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 
571-0084.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(d) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law No. 92-463, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App. 2) and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Department of Defense has 
determined that these Defense Science Board Quarterly meeting will be 
closed to the public. Specifically, the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), with the coordination of the 
DoD Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that all 
sessions of these meetings will be closed to the public because they 
will be concerned throughout with matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(1).
    Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration 
by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written 
statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal 
Official at the address detailed

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above, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at 
least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of 
this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the 
Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all 
timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and 
ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before 
the meeting that is the subject of this notice.

    Dated: March 9, 2009.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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