Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion From Participation in Federal Health Care Programs, 27242-27243 [2013-11055]

Download as PDF 27242 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2013 / Notices must review the Request for Benefits Package, which includes the Request for Benefits Form and Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Health Information Form(s), as well as the injured countermeasure recipient’s medical records and supporting documentation. A requester who is an injured countermeasure recipient may be eligible to receive benefits for unreimbursed medical expenses and/or lost employment income. The estate of a deceased countermeasure recipient may also be eligible to receive medical benefits and/or benefits for lost employment income accrued prior to the injured countermeasure recipient’s death. If death was the result of the administration or use of the countermeasure, certain survivor(s) of deceased eligible countermeasure recipients may be eligible to receive a death benefit, but not unreimbursed medical expenses or lost employment income benefits (42 CFR § 110.33). The death benefit is calculated using either the ‘‘standard calculation’’ or the ‘‘alternative calculation.’’ The ‘‘standard calculation’’ is based on the death benefit available under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program (42 CFR § 110.82(b)). The ‘‘alternative calculation’’ is based on the deceased countermeasure recipient’s income and is only available to the recipient’s dependent(s) who is (are) younger than age 18. Approval is requested for the required continued information collection via the Request for Benefits Package, which has been updated to include all categories of potentially eligible requesters, including adult children, so that the CICP may continue to accept and process requests for benefits. The Request for Benefits Form and Instructions have been revised to remove the request for a social security number, update the CICP Web site address, and add a new category of eligible requesters, adult children. This new category was added because the CICP is generally required to use the same categories of survivors in order of priority for benefits as established and defined by the PSOB Program (42 CFR § 110.11(b)). This new category of survivors was added under the PSOB Program. Approval is requested for new mechanisms of medical documentation and supporting documentation collection. During the eligibility review, the CICP would like to provide requesters with the opportunity to supplement their case files with additional medical records and supporting documentation before a final Program decision is made. The CICP would ask requesters to complete and sign a form indicating whether they intend to submit additional documentation prior to the final determination of their case. Number of respondents Form name Request for Benefits Form and Supporting Documentation ............................................................ Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Health Information Form ................................................... Additional Documentation and Certification ........... Benefits Package and Supporting Documentation Number of responses per respondent Approval is requested for a benefits documentation package the CICP plans to send to requesters who may be eligible for compensation, which includes certification forms and instructions outlining the documentation needed to determine the types and amounts of benefits. This documentation is required under 42 CFR § 110.61–110.63 of the CICP’s implementing regulations to enable the Program to determine the types and amounts of benefits the requester may be eligible to receive. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses 100 1 100 100 30 30 1 1 1 100 30 30 2 *.75 .125 200 22.5 3.75 260 Total ................................................................ 11 Total burden hours 1,100 4 260 13.875 1,326.25 *45 min. Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Dated: May 3, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–11090 Filed 5–8–13; 8:45 am] 17:18 May 08, 2013 Office of Inspector General [Docket Number: OIG–1300–N] Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion From Participation in Federal Health Care Programs Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice announces the release of an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the effect of exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs by OIG. The updated Special Advisory Bulletin describes the scope and effect of the legal prohibition on payment by Federal health care programs for items or services furnished (1) by an excluded person or (2) at the medical direction or on the prescription of an excluded person. For purposes of OIG exclusion, payment by a Federal health care program includes amounts based on a cost report, fee schedule, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 27243 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2013 / Notices prospective payment system, capitated rate, or other payment methodology. The updated Bulletin describes how exclusions can be violated and the administrative sanctions OIG can pursue against those who have violated an exclusion. The updated Bulletin also provides guidance to the health care industry on the scope and frequency of screening employees and contractors to determine whether they are excluded persons. OIG has posted the full revision of the Special Advisory Bulletin on its Web site: http://oig.hhs.gov/exclusions/ advisories.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrice S. Drew, Congressional and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Inspector General, (202) 619–1368. Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General. [FR Doc. 2013–11055 Filed 5–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4152–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request: Interactive Informed Consent for Pediatric Clinical Trials In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed SUMMARY: projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and for Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Ms. Victoria Pemberton, Clinical Trials Specialist, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8102, MSC 7940, Bethesda, MD, or call non-toll-free number 301–435– 0510, or Email your request, including your address to: pembertonv@nhlbi.nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. DATES: Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are Number of respondents Type of respondents Parents ............................................................................................................. Children ............................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2013–11034 Filed 5–8–13; 8:45 am] Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 May 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per response 148 136 Dated: April 29, 2013. Lynn Susulske, NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health. Michael S. Lauer, Director, DCVS, National Institutes of Health. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Interactive Informed Consent for Pediatric Clinical Trials, 0925-New, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will compare parents’ and children’s understanding of information about a hypothetical clinical trial presented using either a standard paper consent document or an interactive computer-based consent program. Parents’ and children’s understanding, regardless of whether they received the standard consent or the interactive computer-based program, will be assessed by face-to-face interview. In addition, parents’ and children’s perceptions of, and satisfaction with, the information presented will be evaluated by completion of a short questionnaire. The primary hypothesis to be tested is that interactive computer-based research consent information is better understood and accepted by parents and children compared with the standard paper consent document. Given that many individuals have difficulty reading and interpreting standard written consent documents, this technology holds promise as a means to optimize the consent and assent process particularly among individuals with low literacy and numeracy skills. OMB approval is requested for 18 months. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 201. 1 1 Average burden per response (in hour) 40/60 45/60 Total annual burden hours 99 102 as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA Panel: Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Date: June 6, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27242-27243]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11055]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General

[Docket Number: OIG-1300-N]


Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion From 
Participation in Federal Health Care Programs

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the release of an updated Special 
Advisory Bulletin on the effect of exclusion from participation in 
Federal health care programs by OIG. The updated Special Advisory 
Bulletin describes the scope and effect of the legal prohibition on 
payment by Federal health care programs for items or services furnished 
(1) by an excluded person or (2) at the medical direction or on the 
prescription of an excluded person. For purposes of OIG exclusion, 
payment by a Federal health care program includes amounts based on a 
cost report, fee schedule,

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prospective payment system, capitated rate, or other payment 
methodology. The updated Bulletin describes how exclusions can be 
violated and the administrative sanctions OIG can pursue against those 
who have violated an exclusion. The updated Bulletin also provides 
guidance to the health care industry on the scope and frequency of 
screening employees and contractors to determine whether they are 
excluded persons.
    OIG has posted the full revision of the Special Advisory Bulletin 
on its Web site: http://oig.hhs.gov/exclusions/advisories.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrice S. Drew, Congressional and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Inspector General, (202) 619-1368.

Daniel R. Levinson,
Inspector General.
[FR Doc. 2013-11055 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4152-01-P