Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), March 27, 2013, 12327-12328 [2013-03928]

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[FR Doc. 2013–04093 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–7027–N] Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), March 27, 2013 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the public. DATES: Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Deadline for Meeting Registration, Presentations and Comments: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:00 p.m., EDT. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:00 p.m., EDT. ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: The Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036. Presentations and Written Comments: Jennifer Kordonski, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Division of Forum and Conference Development, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mailstop S1–13–05, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 or contact Ms. Kordonski via email at Jennifer.Kordonski@cms.hhs.gov. Registration: The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register at the Web site http://events.SignUp4.com/ APOEMAR2013MTG or by contacting the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or by telephone at number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation or other special accommodations should contact the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Kordonski, (410) 786–1840. Additional information about the APOE is available on the Internet at http:// www.cms.gov/FACA/04_APOE.asp. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS Press Office at (202) 690–6145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel). Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to establish an advisory panel if the Secretary determines that the panel is ‘‘in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed * * * by law.’’ Such duties are imposed by section 1804 of the Social Security Act (the Act), requiring the Secretary to provide informational materials to Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare program, and section 1851(d) of the Act, requiring the Secretary to provide for ‘‘activities * * * to broadly disseminate information to [M]edicare beneficiaries * * * on the coverage options provided under [Medicare Advantage] in order to PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12327 promote an active, informed selection among such options.’’ The Panel is also authorized by section 1114(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1314(f)) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a). The Secretary signed the charter establishing this Panel on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899, February 17, 1999) and approved the renewal of the charter on January 21, 2011 (76 FR 11782, March 3, 2011). Pursuant to the amended charter, the Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning optimal strategies for the following: • Developing and implementing education and outreach programs for individuals enrolled in, or eligible for, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). • Enhancing the federal governments effectiveness in informing Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP consumers, providers and stakeholders pursuant to education and outreach programs of issues regarding these and other health coverage programs, including the appropriate use of public-private partnerships to leverage the resources of the private sector in educating beneficiaries, providers and stakeholders. • Expanding outreach to vulnerable and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP education programs. • Assembling and sharing an information base of ‘‘best practices’’ for helping consumers evaluate health plan options. • Building and leveraging existing community infrastructures for information, counseling, and assistance. • Drawing the program link between outreach and education, promoting consumer understanding of health care coverage choices and facilitating consumer selection/enrollment, which in turn support the overarching goal of improved access to quality care, including prevention services, envisioned under health care reform. The current members of the Panel are: Samantha Artiga, Principal Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation; Joseph Baker, President, Medicare Rights Center; Philip Bergquist, Manager, Health Center Operations, CHIPRA Outreach & Enrollment Project and Director, Michigan Primary Care Association; Marjorie Cadogan, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Department of Social Services; Jonathan Dauphine, Senior Vice President, AARP; E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12328 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission; Shelby Gonzales, Senior Health Outreach Associate, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; Jan Henning, Benefits Counseling & Special Projects Coordinator, North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging; Warren Jones, Executive Director, Mississippi Institute for Improvement of Geographic Minority Health; Cathy Kaufmann, Administrator, Oregon Health Authority; Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Miriam Mobley-Smith, Dean, Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy; Ana Natale-Pereira, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey; Megan Padden, Vice President, Sentara Health Plans; David W. Roberts, Vice-President, Healthcare Information and Management System ¨ Society; Julie Boden Schmidt, Associate Vice President, National Association of Community Health Centers; Alan Spielman, President & Chief Executive Officer, URAC; Winston Wong, Medical Director, Community Benefit Director, Kaiser Permanente and Darlene YeeMelichar, Professor & Coordinator, San Francisco State University. The agenda for the March 27, 2013 meeting will include the following: • Welcome and Listening Session with CMS Leadership • Recap of the Previous (December 18, 2012) Meeting • Affordable Care Act Initiatives • An Opportunity for Public Comment • Meeting Summary, Review of Recommendations, and Next Steps Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written copy of the oral presentation to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The number of oral presentations may be limited by the time available. Individuals not wishing to make a presentation may submit written comments to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. Authority: Sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a) and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) and 41 CFR 102–3). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.733, Medicare—Hospital Insurance Program; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: February 13, 2013. Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2013–03928 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Project LAUNCH Cross-Site Evaluation. OMB No.: 0970–0373. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is collecting data as part of a cross-site evaluation of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) initiative called Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health). Project LAUNCH promotes the healthy development and wellness of children ages birth to eight years. A total of 35 Project LAUNCH grantees are funded to improve coordination among child-serving systems, build infrastructure, and improve methods for providing services. Grantees implement a range of public health strategies to support young child wellness in a designated locality. Grants were awarded in four cohorts. Three of these cohorts will end on a rolling basis over the next three years and one cohort of grantees was recently awarded and will end in five years. Annual estimates of burden take into account rolling graduation of cohorts and represent an average of burden over three years. Data for the cross-site evaluation of Project LAUNCH will be collected through: (1) Interviews conducted either via telephone or during site-visits to Project LAUNCH grantees, (2) semiannual reports that will be submitted electronically on a web-based data reporting system, and (3) outcome data tables included in grantee specific endof-year evaluation reports. During either telephone interviews or the site visits, researchers will conduct interviews with Project LAUNCH service providers and collaborators in states/tribes and local communities of focus. Interviewers will ask program administrators questions about all Project LAUNCH activities, including: Infrastructure development; collaboration and coordination among partner agencies, organizations, and service providers; and development, implementation, and refinement of service strategies. As part of the proposed data collection, Project LAUNCH staff will be asked to submit semi-annual electronic reports on state/tribal and local systems development and on services that children and families receive. The electronic data reports also will collect data about other Project LAUNCHfunded service enhancements, such as trainings, Project LAUNCH systems change activities, and changes in provider settings and practice. Information provided in these reports will be aggregated on a quarterly basis, and reported semi-annually. As a final part of the proposed data collection, the cross-site evaluation will utilize outcome data provided by grantee evaluators as part of their endof-year evaluation reports to the SAMHSA. Information provided in these reports is aggregated. Respondents: State/Tribal Child Wellness Coordinator, Local Child Wellness Coordinator, Chair of the State/Tribal Child Wellness Council (during site visit only), Chair of the Community Child Wellness Council, and Local Service Providers/ Stakeholders. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 19 19 114 19 11 19 1 1 1 1 1 2 1.5 1 .75 1.25 1.25 4 Child Wellness Coordinator Interview Guide ....................... Chair of Local Child Wellness Council Interview Guide ...... Local Stakeholder Interview Guide ...................................... State Child Wellness Coordinator Interview Guide ............. Chair of State Child Wellness Council Interview Guide ...... Electronic Data Reporting: Systems Measures ................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Total burden hours 87 57 258 72 14 456 Annual burden hours 29 19 86 24 14 152

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12327-12328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03928]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-7027-N]


Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; 
Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), March 
27, 2013

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on 
Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes 
recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the 
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 
opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education 
strategies concerning Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health 
Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the public.

DATES: Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
    Deadline for Meeting Registration, Presentations and Comments: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:00 p.m., EDT.
    Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: Wednesday, March 
13, 2013, 5:00 p.m., EDT.

ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: The Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036.
    Presentations and Written Comments: Jennifer Kordonski, Designated 
Federal Official (DFO), Division of Forum and Conference Development, 
Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 
7500 Security Boulevard, Mailstop S1-13-05, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 or 
contact Ms. Kordonski via email at Jennifer.Kordonski@cms.hhs.gov.
    Registration: The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is 
limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting 
must register at the Web site http://events.SignUp4.com/APOEMAR2013MTG 
or by contacting the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section 
of this notice or by telephone at number listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, by the date listed in the 
DATES section of this notice. Individuals requiring sign language 
interpretation or other special accommodations should contact the DFO 
at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the 
date listed in the DATES section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Kordonski, (410) 786-1840. 
Additional information about the APOE is available on the Internet at 
http://www.cms.gov/FACA/04_APOE.asp. Press inquiries are handled 
through the CMS Press Office at (202) 690-6145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(a) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice announces a meeting 
of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel). 
Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act authorizes the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to establish an 
advisory panel if the Secretary determines that the panel is ``in the 
public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed * 
* * by law.'' Such duties are imposed by section 1804 of the Social 
Security Act (the Act), requiring the Secretary to provide 
informational materials to Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare 
program, and section 1851(d) of the Act, requiring the Secretary to 
provide for ``activities * * * to broadly disseminate information to 
[M]edicare beneficiaries * * * on the coverage options provided under 
[Medicare Advantage] in order to promote an active, informed selection 
among such options.''
    The Panel is also authorized by section 1114(f) of the Act (42 
U.S.C. 1314(f)) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 217a). The Secretary signed the charter establishing this Panel 
on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899, February 17, 1999) and approved the 
renewal of the charter on January 21, 2011 (76 FR 11782, March 3, 
2011).
    Pursuant to the amended charter, the Panel advises and makes 
recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the 
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 
concerning optimal strategies for the following:
     Developing and implementing education and outreach 
programs for individuals enrolled in, or eligible for, Medicare, 
Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
     Enhancing the federal governments effectiveness in 
informing Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP consumers, providers and 
stakeholders pursuant to education and outreach programs of issues 
regarding these and other health coverage programs, including the 
appropriate use of public-private partnerships to leverage the 
resources of the private sector in educating beneficiaries, providers 
and stakeholders.
     Expanding outreach to vulnerable and underserved 
communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of 
Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP education programs.
     Assembling and sharing an information base of ``best 
practices'' for helping consumers evaluate health plan options.
     Building and leveraging existing community infrastructures 
for information, counseling, and assistance.
     Drawing the program link between outreach and education, 
promoting consumer understanding of health care coverage choices and 
facilitating consumer selection/enrollment, which in turn support the 
overarching goal of improved access to quality care, including 
prevention services, envisioned under health care reform.
    The current members of the Panel are: Samantha Artiga, Principal 
Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation; Joseph Baker, President, 
Medicare Rights Center; Philip Bergquist, Manager, Health Center 
Operations, CHIPRA Outreach & Enrollment Project and Director, Michigan 
Primary Care Association; Marjorie Cadogan, Executive Deputy 
Commissioner, Department of Social Services; Jonathan Dauphine, Senior 
Vice President, AARP;

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Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission; 
Shelby Gonzales, Senior Health Outreach Associate, Center on Budget & 
Policy Priorities; Jan Henning, Benefits Counseling & Special Projects 
Coordinator, North Central Texas Council of Governments' Area Agency on 
Aging; Warren Jones, Executive Director, Mississippi Institute for 
Improvement of Geographic Minority Health; Cathy Kaufmann, 
Administrator, Oregon Health Authority; Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive 
Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Miriam Mobley-
Smith, Dean, Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy; Ana Natale-
Pereira, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine & 
Dentistry of New Jersey; Megan Padden, Vice President, Sentara Health 
Plans; David W. Roberts, Vice-President, Healthcare Information and 
Management System Society; Julie Bod[euml]n Schmidt, Associate Vice 
President, National Association of Community Health Centers; Alan 
Spielman, President & Chief Executive Officer, URAC; Winston Wong, 
Medical Director, Community Benefit Director, Kaiser Permanente and 
Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor & Coordinator, San Francisco State 
University.
    The agenda for the March 27, 2013 meeting will include the 
following:

 Welcome and Listening Session with CMS Leadership
 Recap of the Previous (December 18, 2012) Meeting
 Affordable Care Act Initiatives
 An Opportunity for Public Comment
 Meeting Summary, Review of Recommendations, and Next Steps
    Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral 
presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written copy of the 
oral presentation to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this 
notice. The number of oral presentations may be limited by the time 
available. Individuals not wishing to make a presentation may submit 
written comments to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this 
notice.

    Authority:  Sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
217a) and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92-463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) 
and 41 CFR 102-3).

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.733, 
Medicare--Hospital Insurance Program; and Program No. 93.774, 
Medicare--Supplementary Medical Insurance Program)

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Marilyn Tavenner,
Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-03928 Filed 2-21-13; 8:45 am]
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