Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, 74120-74121 [2013-29445]

Download as PDF maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 74120 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Briefing 10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Wounded Warrior Project Technical Training Academy Briefing 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Interagency Program Office (IPO) Briefing 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships, and Internships Update 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Health Net Federal Services and United Healthcare Military & Veterans Warrior Navigation and Assistance Program (WNAP) Briefing 3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Non-Profits Panel 4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces about its mission and functions. If individuals are interested in making an oral statement during the Public Forum, a written statement for a presentation of two minutes must be submitted as stated in this notice and it must be identified as being submitted for an oral presentation by the person making the submission. Identification information must be provided and, at a minimum, must include a name and a phone number. Individuals may visit the Task Force Web site at http:// rwtf.defense.gov to view the Charter. Individuals making presentations will be notified by Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Oral presentations will be permitted only on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. e.s.t. before the Task Force. The number of oral presentations will not exceed ten, with one minute of questions available to the Task Force members per presenter. Presenters should not exceed their two minutes. Written statements in which the author does not wish to present orally may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Task Force through the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Statements, either oral or written, being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 5:00 p.m. e.s.t., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 with the subject of this notice. Statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Task Force until its next meeting. Please mark mail correspondence as ‘‘Time Sensitive for January Meeting.’’ The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Task Force Co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to all members of the Task Force before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those individuals with disabilities who request them. Requests for additional services should be directed to Ms. Heather Moore, (703) 325–6640, by 5:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Dated: December 5, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–29442 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), DoD. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel). DATES: Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CDR Joseph Lawrence, DFO, Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, 4130 Stanley Road, Suite 208, Building 1000, San Antonio, TX 78234–6012. Telephone: (210) 295–1271. Fax: (210) 295–2789. Email Address: Baprequests@ tma.osd.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (Title 5, U.S.C., Section (Sec.) 552b, as amended). Purpose of Meeting: The Panel will review and comment on recommendations made to the Director of TRICARE Management Activity, by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, regarding the Uniform Formulary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meeting Agenda 1. Sign-In 2. Welcome and Opening Remarks 3. Public Citizen Comments 4. Scheduled Therapeutic Class Reviews (Comments will follow each agenda item) a. Pulmonary Agent-1 1. Combinations 2. Short Actions Beta Agonists b. Antilipidemics-1 c. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Agents d. Designated Newly Approved Drugs in Already-Reviewed Classes e. Pertinent Utilization Management Issues 5. Panel Discussions and Vote Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and will be provided only to the first 220 people signing-in. All persons must sign-in legibly. Administrative Work Meeting: Prior to the public meeting, the Panel will conduct an Administrative Work Meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to discuss administrative matters of the Panel. The Administrative Work Meeting will be held at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.160, the Administrative Work Meeting will be closed to the public. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the Panel at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Notices maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Panel’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The DFO’s contact information can be obtained from the General Services Administration’s Federal Advisory Committee Act Database at http:// facasms.fido.gov/. Written statements that do not pertain to the scheduled meeting of the Panel may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting, then these statements must be submitted no later than 5 business days prior to the meeting in question. The DFO will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all the committee members. Public Comments: In addition to written statements, the Panel will set aside 1 hour for individuals or interested groups to address the Panel. To ensure consideration of their comments, individuals and interested groups should submit written statements as outlined in this notice; but if they still want to address the Panel, then they will be afforded the opportunity to register to address the Panel. The Panel’s DFO will have a ‘‘Sign-Up Roster’’ available at the Panel meeting for registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those wishing to address the Panel will be given no more than 5 minutes to present their comments, and at the end of the 1 hour time period, no further public comments will be accepted. Anyone who signs-up to address the Panel, but is unable to do so due to the time limitation, may submit their comments in writing; however, they must understand that their written comments may not be reviewed prior to the Panel’s deliberation. To ensure timeliness of comments for the official record, the Panel encourages that individuals and interested groups consider submitting written statements instead of addressing the Panel. Dated: December 5, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–29445 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary TRICARE, Formerly Known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Fiscal Year 2014 Mental Health Rate Updates Department of Defense. Notice of Updated Mental Health Rates for FY 2014. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice provides the updated regional per-diem rates for lowvolume mental health providers; the update factor for hospital-specific perdiems; the updated cap per-diem for high-volume providers; the beneficiary per-diem cost-share amount for lowvolume providers; and, the updated perdiem rates for both full-day and half-day TRICARE Partial Hospitalization Programs for FY 2014. DATES: Effective Date: The FY 2014 rates contained in this notice are effective for services on or after October 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Branch, 16401 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011– 9066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elan Green, Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Branch, TMA, telephone (303) 676–3907. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule published in the Federal Register (FR) on September 6, 1988 (53 FR 34285) set forth reimbursement changes that were effective for all inpatient hospital admissions in psychiatric hospitals and exempt psychiatric units occurring on or after January 1, 1989. The final rule published in the Federal Register on July 1, 1993 (58 FR 35400) set forth maximum per-diem rates for all partial hospitalization admissions on or after September 29, 1993. Included in these final rules were provisions for updating reimbursement rates for each federal FY. As stated in the final rules, each per-diem shall be updated by the Medicare update factor for hospitals and units exempt from the Medicare Prospective Payment System (i.e., this is the same update factor used for the inpatient prospective payment system). For FY 2014, the market basket rate is 2.5 percent. This year, Medicare applied two reductions to its market basket amount: (1) A 0.5 percent reduction for economy-wide productivity required by section 3401(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which amended section 1886(b)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act, and (2) a 0.3 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74121 percent point adjustment as required by section 1886(b)(3)(B)(xii) of the Act as added and amended by sections 3401 and 10319(a) of the PPACA. These two reductions do not apply to TRICARE. Hospitals and units with hospitalspecific rates (hospitals and units with high TRICARE volume) and regionalspecific rates for psychiatric hospitals and units with low TRICARE volume will have their TRICARE rates for FY 2014 updated by 2.5 percent. Partial hospitalization rates for fullday programs also will be updated by 2.5 percent for FY 2014. Partial hospitalization rates for programs of less than 6 hours (with a minimum of three hours) will be paid a per diem rate of 75 percent of the rate for a full-day program. The cap amount for high-volume hospitals and units also will be updated by the 2.5 percent for FY 2014. The beneficiary cost share for lowvolume hospitals and units also will be updated by the 2.5 percent for FY 2014. Per 32 CFR 199.14, the same area wage indexes used for the CHAMPUS Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG)-based payment system shall be applied to the wage portion of the applicable regional per-diem for each day of the admission. The wage portion shall be the same as that used for the CHAMPUS DRG-based payment system. For wage index values greater than 1.0, the wage portion of the regional rate subject to the area wage adjustment is 69.6 percent for FY 2014. For wage index values less than or equal to 1.0, the wage portion of the regional rate subject to the area wage adjustment is 62.0 percent. Additionally, 32 CFR 199.14 requires that hospital specific and regional perdiems shall be updated by the Medicare update factor for hospitals and units exempt from the Medicare prospective payment system. The following reflect an update of 2.5 percent for FY 2014. REGIONAL—SPECIFIC RATES FOR PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS AND UNITS WITH LOW TRICARE VOLUME FOR FY 2014 United States census region Northeast: New England ..................... Mid-Atlantic ........................ Midwest: East North Central ............. West North Central ............ South: South Atlantic .................... East South Central ............ West South Central ........... West: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Regional rate $827 797 689 650 820 877 747

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74120-74121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29445]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), DoD.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to 
announce the following Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the 
Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as 
the Panel).

DATES: Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CDR Joseph Lawrence, DFO, Uniform 
Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, 4130 Stanley Road, Suite 208, 
Building 1000, San Antonio, TX 78234-6012. Telephone: (210) 295-1271. 
Fax: (210) 295-2789. Email Address: Baprequests@tma.osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Title 5, 
United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and the Government 
in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (Title 5, U.S.C., Section (Sec.) 552b, as 
amended).
    Purpose of Meeting: The Panel will review and comment on 
recommendations made to the Director of TRICARE Management Activity, by 
the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, regarding the Uniform 
Formulary.

Meeting Agenda

1. Sign-In
2. Welcome and Opening Remarks
3. Public Citizen Comments
4. Scheduled Therapeutic Class Reviews (Comments will follow each 
agenda item)
    a. Pulmonary Agent-1
    1. Combinations
    2. Short Actions Beta Agonists
    b. Antilipidemics-1
    c. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Agents
    d. Designated Newly Approved Drugs in Already-Reviewed Classes
    e. Pertinent Utilization Management Issues
5. Panel Discussions and Vote

    Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 
41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this 
meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and will be provided 
only to the first 220 people signing-in. All persons must sign-in 
legibly.
    Administrative Work Meeting: Prior to the public meeting, the Panel 
will conduct an Administrative Work Meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
to discuss administrative matters of the Panel. The Administrative Work 
Meeting will be held at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.160, the 
Administrative Work Meeting will be closed to the public.
    Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, 
the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to 
the membership of the Panel at any time or in response to the stated 
agenda of a

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planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Panel's 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The DFO's contact information can be 
obtained from the General Services Administration's Federal Advisory 
Committee Act Database at http://facasms.fido.gov/.
    Written statements that do not pertain to the scheduled meeting of 
the Panel may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments 
pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting, then 
these statements must be submitted no later than 5 business days prior 
to the meeting in question. The DFO will review all submitted written 
statements and provide copies to all the committee members.
    Public Comments: In addition to written statements, the Panel will 
set aside 1 hour for individuals or interested groups to address the 
Panel. To ensure consideration of their comments, individuals and 
interested groups should submit written statements as outlined in this 
notice; but if they still want to address the Panel, then they will be 
afforded the opportunity to register to address the Panel. The Panel's 
DFO will have a ``Sign-Up Roster'' available at the Panel meeting for 
registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those wishing to 
address the Panel will be given no more than 5 minutes to present their 
comments, and at the end of the 1 hour time period, no further public 
comments will be accepted. Anyone who signs-up to address the Panel, 
but is unable to do so due to the time limitation, may submit their 
comments in writing; however, they must understand that their written 
comments may not be reviewed prior to the Panel's deliberation.
    To ensure timeliness of comments for the official record, the Panel 
encourages that individuals and interested groups consider submitting 
written statements instead of addressing the Panel.

    Dated: December 5, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2013-29445 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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