Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting, 60136 [2011-24872]

Download as PDF 60136 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices times are changed, hearing requests withdrawn and new hearings requested after failure to appear at a scheduled hearing. The information is used to comply with the appellants’ or their representatives’ requests. d. Motions for Reconsideration: Decisions by BVA are final unless the Chairman orders reconsideration of the decision either on the Chairman’s initiative, or upon motion of a claimant. The Board Chairman, or his designee, uses the information provided in deciding whether reconsideration of a Board decision should be granted. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for profit, and Not for profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—45,850 hours. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—183 hours. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—1,212 hours. d. Motions for Reconsideration—846 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—1 hour. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—20 minutes. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—15 minutes (hearing date change), 15 minutes (request to withdraw a hearing),—1 hour (requests change a motion). d. Motions for Reconsideration—1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—45,850. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—550. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—2,733. d. Motions for Reconsideration—846. Dated: September 22, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–24830 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] October 17–18, 2011, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, 245 West Houston Street, Manhattan, New York, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review relevant information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation. The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities and other VA benefits programs. Time will be allocated for receiving public comments in the afternoon. Public comments will be limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, firstserved basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit 1–2 page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. The public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Robert Watkins, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation and Pension Service, Regulation Staff (211D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or e-mail at Robert.Watkins2@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Watkins at (202) 461–9214 Dated: September 22, 2011. By Direction of the Secretary. Vivian Drake, Acting Committee Management Officer. 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AGENCY: ACTION: Section 17.101 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations sets forth the Department of Veterans Affairs SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (VA) medical regulations concerning ‘‘Reasonable Charges’’ for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a veteran: —For a nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care (or the payment of expenses of care) under a health plan contract; —For a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran’s employment and covered under a worker’s compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or —For a nonservice-connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a State that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The regulations include methodologies for establishing billed amounts for the following types of charges: acute inpatient facility charges; skilled nursing facility/sub-acute inpatient facility charges; partial hospitalization facility charges; outpatient facility charges; physician and other professional charges, including professional charges for anesthesia services and dental services; pathology and laboratory charges; observation care facility charges; ambulance and other emergency transportation charges; and charges for durable medical equipment, drugs, injectables, and other medical services, items, and supplies identified by Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes. The regulations also provide that data for calculating actual charge amounts at individual VA facilities based on these methodologies will either be published in a notice in the Federal Register or will be posted on the Internet site of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chief Business Office, currently at http://www1.va.gov/CBO/apps/rates/ index.asp, under ‘‘Reasonable Charges Data Sources.’’ Certain charges are hereby updated as described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. These changes are effective October 1, 2011. When charges for medical care or services provided or furnished at VA expense by either VA or non-VA providers have not been established under other provisions of the regulations, the method for determining VA’s charges is set forth at 38 CFR 17.101(a)(8). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Romona Greene, Chief Business Office (10NB1A), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-24872]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee 
on Disability Compensation will meet on October 17-18, 2011, at the 
Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, 245 West Houston 
Street, Manhattan, New York, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting is 
open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule 
for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review 
relevant information relating to the nature and character of 
disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces, provide an 
ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and 
give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of 
Veterans relating to disability compensation.
    The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to 
compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities and other 
VA benefits programs. Time will be allocated for receiving public 
comments in the afternoon. Public comments will be limited to three 
minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the 
Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Individuals who speak are invited to submit 1-2 page summaries of their 
comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official 
meeting record.
    The public may submit written statements for the Committee's review 
to Robert Watkins, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans 
Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation and Pension 
Service, Regulation Staff (211D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20420, or e-mail at Robert.Watkins2@va.gov. Any member of the public 
wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should 
contact Mr. Watkins at (202) 461-9214

Dated: September 22, 2011.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
Vivian Drake,
Acting Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-24872 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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