Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee-May 1, 2013, 13059-13061 [2013-04288]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / Notices Medicare, but denied in an individual case under specific statutory exclusions, if the beneficiary is informed prior to furnishing the issues or services that Medicare is likely to deny payment. When required, the ABN is delivered by Part B paid physicians, providers (including institutional providers like outpatient hospitals) practitioners (such as chiropractors), and suppliers, as well as hospice providers and Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions paid under Part A. Other Medicare institutional providers paid under Part A use other approved notice for this purpose. The revised ABN in this information collection request incorporates expanded use by Home Health Agencies (HHAs). There have been no substantive changes to the form. There are no changes that will affect existing ABN users. Form Number: CMS–R–131 (OMB#: 0938–0566); Frequency: Reporting—Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 1,288,837; Total Annual Responses: 52,967,771; Total Annual Hours: 6,177,101. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Evelyn Blaemire at 410–786–1803. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 4. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title: Home Health Change of Care Notice (HHCCN); Use: Home health agencies (HHAs) are required to provide written notice to original Medicare beneficiaries under various circumstances involving the initiation, reduction, or termination of services. The notice used in these situations has been the Home Health Advance Beneficiary Notice (HHABN), CMS–R–296. The HHABN, originally a liability notice specifically for HHA issuance, was first approved for use and implementation in 2000 with the home health prospective payment system transition. In 2006, the notice underwent significant modifications subsequent to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit) in Lutwin v. Thompson. HHABN content and formatting were revised so that it could be used to provide beneficiaries with change of care notification consistent with HHA Conditions of Participation (COPs) in addition to its liability notice function. Three interchangeable option boxes were introduced to the HHABN to support the added notification purposes. Option Box 1 addressed liability, Option Box 2 addressed change of care for agency reasons, and Option Box 3 addressed change of care due to provider orders. HHABN Collection VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Feb 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 0938–0781 last received PRA approval in 2009 following minor notice changes such as accessibility reformatting for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, and removal of the beneficiary’s health insurance claim number (HICN). In an effort to streamline, reduce, and simplify notices issued to Medicare beneficiaries, HHABN Option Box 1, the liability notice portion, will be replaced by the existing Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) which is approved by OMB (0938–0566), for conveying information on beneficiary liability. Written notices to inform beneficiaries of their liability under specific conditions have been available since the ‘‘limitation on liability’’ provisions in section 1879 of the Social Security Act were enacted in 1972 (Pub. L. 92–603). The ABN (CMS–R–131) is presently used by providers and suppliers other than HHAs to inform fee for service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries of potential liability for certain items/ services that might be billed to Medicare. The HHABN was developed specifically as the liability notice for HHA issuance. Since 2006, the HHABN has evolved to serve both liability and change of care notification purposes. Pursuant to a separate PRA package revising the use of the ABN, HHAs will now use the ABN for liability notification, and the HHCCN will be introduced as a separate, distinct document to give change of care notice in compliance with HHA conditions of participation. The HHCCN will replace both Option Box 2 and Option Box 3 formats of the HHABN. The single page format of the HHCCN is designed to specify whether the change of care is due to agency reasons or provider orders. Form Number: CMS–10280 (OCN: 0938-New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 10,914; Total Annual Responses: 14,126,428; Total Annual Hours: 941,385. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Evelyn Blaemire at 410–786–1803. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13059 To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on March 28, 2013. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395– 6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: February 20, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–04313 Filed 2–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–3283–N] Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee—May 1, 2013 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that a public meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) (‘‘Committee’’) will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Committee generally provides advice and recommendations concerning the adequacy of scientific evidence needed to determine whether certain medical items and services can be covered under the Medicare statute. This meeting will focus on selected genetic tests for cancer diagnosis (for cancers of unknown primary site and for cervical cytology findings of uncertain clinical significance). This meeting is open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)). DATES: Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Deadline for Submission of Written Comments: Written comments must be received at the address specified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by 5 p.m., EDT, Monday, March 25, 2013. Once submitted, all comments are final. Deadlines for Speaker Registration and Presentation Materials: The E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13060 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / Notices deadline to register to be a speaker and to submit PowerPoint presentation materials and writings that will be used in support of an oral presentation is 5:00 p.m., EDT on Monday, April 1, 2013. Speakers may register by phone or via email by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Presentation materials must be received at the address specified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Deadline for All Other Attendees Registration: Individuals may register online at http://www.cms.gov/apps/ events/upcomingevents.asp?strOrder By=1&type=3 or by phone by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice by 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. We will be broadcasting the meeting live via Webcast at http://www.cms.gov/ live/. Deadline for Submitting a Request for Special Accommodations: Persons attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired, or have a condition that requires special assistance or accommodations, are asked to contact the Executive Secretary as specified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice no later than 5:00 p.m., EDT Friday, April 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: The meeting will be held in the main auditorium of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244. Submission of Presentations and Comments: Presentation materials and written comments that will be presented at the meeting must be submitted via email to MedCACpresentations@cms.hhs.gov or by regular mail to the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice by the date specified in the DATES section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Ellis, Executive Secretary for MEDCAC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Coverage and Analysis Group, S3–02–01, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244 or contact Ms. Ellis by phone (410–786–0309) or via email at Maria.Ellis@cms.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MEDCAC, formerly known as the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC), provides advice and recommendations to CMS regarding VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Feb 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 clinical issues. (For more information on MCAC, see the December 14, 1998 Federal Register (63 FR 68780). This notice announces the Wednesday, May 1, 2013, public meeting of the Committee. During this meeting, the Committee will discuss selected genetic tests for cancer diagnosis (for cancers of unknown primary site and for cervical cytology findings of uncertain clinical significance). Background information about this topic, including panel materials, is available at http://www.cms.gov/ medicare-coverage-database/indexes/ medcac-meetings-index.aspx?bc= BAAAAAAAAAAA&. We will no longer be providing paper copies of the handouts for the meeting. Electronic copies of all the meeting materials will be on the CMS Web site no later than 2 business days before the meeting. We encourage the participation of appropriate organizations with expertise in selected genetic tests for cancer diagnosis. II. Meeting Format This meeting is open to the public. The Committee will hear oral presentations from the public for approximately 45 minutes. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, we may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by April 1, 2013. Your comments should focus on issues specific to the list of topics that we have proposed to the Committee. The list of research topics to be discussed at the meeting will be available on the following Web site prior to the meeting: http:// www.cms.gov/medicare-coveragedatabase/indexes/medcac-meetingsindex.aspx?bc=BAAAAAAAAAAA&. We require that you declare at the meeting whether you have any financial involvement with manufacturers (or their competitors) of any items or services being discussed. Speakers presenting at the MEDCAC meeting must include a full disclosure slide as their second slide in their presentation for financial interests (for example, type of financial association—consultant, research support, advisory board, and an indication of level, such as minor association < $10,000 or major association > $10,000) as well as intellectual conflicts of interest (for example, involvement in a federal or nonfederal advisory committee that has PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 discussed the issue) that may pertain in any way to the subject of this meeting. If you are representing an organization, we require that you also disclose conflict of interest information for that organization. If you do not have a powerpoint presentation, you will need to present the full disclosure information requested previously at the beginning of your statement to the Committee. The Committee will deliberate openly on the topics under consideration. Interested persons may observe the deliberations, but the Committee will not hear further comments during this time except at the request of the chairperson. The Committee will also allow a 15-minute unscheduled open public session for any attendee to address issues specific to the topics under consideration. At the conclusion of the day, the members will vote and the Committee will make its recommendation(s) to CMS. III. Registration Instructions CMS’ Coverage and Analysis Group is coordinating meeting registration. While there is no registration fee, individuals must register to attend. You may register online at http://www.cms.gov/apps/ events/upcomingevents.asp?strOrder By=1&type=3 or by phone by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice by the deadline listed in the DATES section of this notice. Please provide your full name (as it appears on your state-issued driver’s license), address, organization, telephone, fax number(s), and email address. You will receive a registration confirmation with instructions for your arrival at the CMS complex or you will be notified that the seating capacity has been reached. IV. Security, Building, and Parking Guidelines This meeting will be held in a federal government building; therefore, federal security measures are applicable. We recommend that confirmed registrants arrive reasonably early, but no earlier than 45 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, to allow additional time to clear security. Security measures include the following: • Presentation of government-issued photographic identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel. • Inspection of vehicle’s interior and exterior (this includes engine and trunk inspection) at the entrance to the grounds. Parking permits and instructions will be issued after the vehicle inspection. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 13061 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / Notices • Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means, of all persons entering the building. We note that all items brought into CMS, whether personal or for the purpose of presentation or to support a presentation, 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 presentation or to support a presentation. 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. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: February 13, 2013. Patrick Conway, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2013–04288 Filed 2–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FFY 2014–2015 (ACF–118). OMB No.: 0970–0114. Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for States and Territories is required from each CCDF Lead agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as amended (Pub. L. 101–508, Pub. L. 104–193, and 42 U.S.C. 9858). The implementing regulations for the statutorily required Plan are set forth at 45 CFR 98.10 through 98.18. The Plan, submitted on the ACF–118, is required biennially, and remains in effect for two years. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurance about, the States’ and Territories’ child care programs. The ACF–118 is currently approved through December 31, 2013, making it available to States and Territories needing to submit Plan Amendments through the end of the FY 2013 Plan Period. However, on July 1, 2013, States and Territories will be required to submit their FY 2014–2015 Plans for approval by September 30, 2013. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests revision of the ACF–118 with minor corrections and modifications. The Office of Child Care (OCC) has given thoughtful consideration to the comments received from the 1st Public Notice. OCC has revised the document to reflect some of the changes made to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. The revised document contains revisions to improve the accuracy and clarity of questions in order to improve the quality of information that is collected. This second Public Comment Period provides an opportunity for the public to submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Tribal Plan (ACF–118a) will be addressed under a separate notice. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Respondents: State and Territory CCDF Lead Agencies (56). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours ACF–118 .......................................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 56 0.50 162.50 4,550 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,550. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:35 Feb 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–04284 Filed 2–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Child Care and Development Fund Tribal Plan Preprint—ACF–118– A. OMB No.: 0970–0198. Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for Tribes (Indian Tribes, Tribal consortia and Tribal organizations) is required from each CCDF Lead agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as amended (Pub. L. 101–508, Pub. L. 104–193, and 42 U.S.C. 9858). The implementing regulations for E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13059-13061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04288]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-3283-N]


Medicare Program; Meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development 
and Coverage Advisory Committee--May 1, 2013

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that a public meeting of the Medicare 
Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) 
(``Committee'') will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Committee 
generally provides advice and recommendations concerning the adequacy 
of scientific evidence needed to determine whether certain medical 
items and services can be covered under the Medicare statute. This 
meeting will focus on selected genetic tests for cancer diagnosis (for 
cancers of unknown primary site and for cervical cytology findings of 
uncertain clinical significance). This meeting is open to the public in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 
section 10(a)).

DATES: Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 
1, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
    Deadline for Submission of Written Comments: Written comments must 
be received at the address specified in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice by 5 p.m., EDT, Monday, March 25, 2013. Once submitted, all 
comments are final.
    Deadlines for Speaker Registration and Presentation Materials: The

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deadline to register to be a speaker and to submit PowerPoint 
presentation materials and writings that will be used in support of an 
oral presentation is 5:00 p.m., EDT on Monday, April 1, 2013. Speakers 
may register by phone or via email by contacting the person listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. 
Presentation materials must be received at the address specified in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.
    Deadline for All Other Attendees Registration: Individuals may 
register online at http://www.cms.gov/apps/events/upcomingevents.asp?strOrderBy=1&type=3 or by phone by contacting the 
person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice by 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
    We will be broadcasting the meeting live via Webcast at http://www.cms.gov/live/.
    Deadline for Submitting a Request for Special Accommodations: 
Persons attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired, or 
have a condition that requires special assistance or accommodations, 
are asked to contact the Executive Secretary as specified in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice no later than 5:00 
p.m., EDT Friday, April 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: The meeting will be held in the main 
auditorium of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244.
    Submission of Presentations and Comments: Presentation materials 
and written comments that will be presented at the meeting must be 
submitted via email to MedCACpresentations@cms.hhs.gov or by regular 
mail to the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this notice by the date specified in the DATES section of 
this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Ellis, Executive Secretary for 
MEDCAC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical 
Standards and Quality, Coverage and Analysis Group, S3-02-01, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244 or contact Ms. Ellis by phone 
(410-786-0309) or via email at Maria.Ellis@cms.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    MEDCAC, formerly known as the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee 
(MCAC), provides advice and recommendations to CMS regarding clinical 
issues. (For more information on MCAC, see the December 14, 1998 
Federal Register (63 FR 68780). This notice announces the Wednesday, 
May 1, 2013, public meeting of the Committee. During this meeting, the 
Committee will discuss selected genetic tests for cancer diagnosis (for 
cancers of unknown primary site and for cervical cytology findings of 
uncertain clinical significance).
    Background information about this topic, including panel materials, 
is available at http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/indexes/medcac-meetings-index.aspx?bc=BAAAAAAAAAAA&. We will no longer be 
providing paper copies of the handouts for the meeting. Electronic 
copies of all the meeting materials will be on the CMS Web site no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. We encourage the 
participation of appropriate organizations with expertise in selected 
genetic tests for cancer diagnosis.

II. Meeting Format

    This meeting is open to the public. The Committee will hear oral 
presentations from the public for approximately 45 minutes. Time 
allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of 
registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably 
accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, we may 
conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open 
public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested 
persons regarding their request to speak by April 1, 2013. Your 
comments should focus on issues specific to the list of topics that we 
have proposed to the Committee. The list of research topics to be 
discussed at the meeting will be available on the following Web site 
prior to the meeting: http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/indexes/medcac-meetings-index.aspx?bc=BAAAAAAAAAAA&. We require that 
you declare at the meeting whether you have any financial involvement 
with manufacturers (or their competitors) of any items or services 
being discussed. Speakers presenting at the MEDCAC meeting must include 
a full disclosure slide as their second slide in their presentation for 
financial interests (for example, type of financial association--
consultant, research support, advisory board, and an indication of 
level, such as minor association < $10,000 or major association > 
$10,000) as well as intellectual conflicts of interest (for example, 
involvement in a federal or nonfederal advisory committee that has 
discussed the issue) that may pertain in any way to the subject of this 
meeting. If you are representing an organization, we require that you 
also disclose conflict of interest information for that organization. 
If you do not have a powerpoint presentation, you will need to present 
the full disclosure information requested previously at the beginning 
of your statement to the Committee.
    The Committee will deliberate openly on the topics under 
consideration. Interested persons may observe the deliberations, but 
the Committee will not hear further comments during this time except at 
the request of the chairperson. The Committee will also allow a 15-
minute unscheduled open public session for any attendee to address 
issues specific to the topics under consideration. At the conclusion of 
the day, the members will vote and the Committee will make its 
recommendation(s) to CMS.

III. Registration Instructions

    CMS' Coverage and Analysis Group is coordinating meeting 
registration. While there is no registration fee, individuals must 
register to attend. You may register online at http://www.cms.gov/apps/events/upcomingevents.asp?strOrderBy=1&type=3 or by phone by contacting 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this notice by the deadline listed in the DATES section of this notice. 
Please provide your full name (as it appears on your state-issued 
driver's license), address, organization, telephone, fax number(s), and 
email address. You will receive a registration confirmation with 
instructions for your arrival at the CMS complex or you will be 
notified that the seating capacity has been reached.

IV. Security, Building, and Parking Guidelines

    This meeting will be held in a federal government building; 
therefore, federal security measures are applicable. We recommend that 
confirmed registrants arrive reasonably early, but no earlier than 45 
minutes prior to the start of the meeting, to allow additional time to 
clear security. Security measures include the following:
     Presentation of government-issued photographic 
identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service 
personnel.
     Inspection of vehicle's interior and exterior (this 
includes engine and trunk inspection) at the entrance to the grounds. 
Parking permits and instructions will be issued after the vehicle 
inspection.

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     Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means, 
of all persons entering the building. We note that all items brought 
into CMS, whether personal or for the purpose of presentation or to 
support a presentation, 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 presentation or to support a presentation.

    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.


    Authority:  5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a).

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

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Patrick Conway,
CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards 
and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-04288 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4120-01-P