National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy, 69230 [2015-28436]

Download as PDF 69230 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 216 / Monday, November 9, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Dated: November 3, 2015. James Macrae, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–28436 Filed 11–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Section 100.2 of the VICP’s implementing regulation (42 CFR part 100) states that the revised amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, is effective upon its delivery to the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court), and will be published periodically in a notice in the Federal Register. This figure is calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS–IC) data available as the baseline for the average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust (KFF/HRET) Employer Health Benefits survey or other authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate. In 2015, MEPS–IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the annual 2014 average total single premium amount per enrolled employee at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure published was $5,832. This figure is divided by 12-months to determine the cost per month of $486.00. The $486.00 shall be increased or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/HRET, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase from 2014 to 2015 was published at 4 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy in 2015 is $505.44. Therefore, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $505.44 per month. In accordance with § 100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the Court. Such notice was delivered to the Court on October 23, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:52 Nov 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Anil Potti, M.D., Duke University School of Medicine: Based on the reports of investigations conducted by Duke University School of Medicine (Duke) and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Anil Potti, former Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 HL072208 and National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH, grants R01 CA136530, R01 CA131049, K12 CA100639, R01 CA106520, and U54 CA112952. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by including false research data in the following published papers, submitted manuscript, grant application, and the research record as specified in 1–3 below. Specifically, ORI found that: 1. Respondent stated in grant application 1 R01 CA136530–01A1 that 6 out of 33 patients responded positively to dasatinib when only 4 patients were enrolled and none responded and that the 4 CT scans presented in Figure 14 were from the lung cancer study when they were not. 2. Respondent altered data sets to improve the accuracy of predictors for response to treatments in a submitted paper and in the research record by: • Reversing the responder status of 24 out of 133 subjects for the adriamycin predictor in a manuscript submitted to Clinical Cancer Research • switching the cancer recurrence phenotype for 46 out of 89 samples to validate the LMS predictor in a file provided to a colleague in 2008 • changing IC–50 and R-code values for the cisplatin predictor in a data set provided to NCI in 2010 3. Respondent reported predictors and/or their validation by disregarding SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accepted scientific methodology so that false data were reported in the following: • Blood 107:1391–1396, 2006: Describing a predictor for thrombotic phenotypes • New England Journal of Medicine 355:570–580, 2006: Describing a predictor of lung cancer relapse • Nature Medicine 12:1294–1300, 2006: Describing a predictor for the response to the chemotherapeutic drugs topectan and docetaxol • Journal of Clinical Oncology 25:4350–4357, 2007: Describing a predictor for the response to the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin • Lancet Oncology 8:1071–1078, 2007: Describing a predictor for the response to the combination of the chemotherapeutic drugs flurouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide or docetaxol, epirubicin, and docetaxol • Journal of the American Medical Association 299:1574–1587, 2008: Describing a predictor for breast cancer relapse • Public Library Science One 3:e1908, 2008: Describing a predictor for the response to the chemotherapeutic drugs paclitaxel, 5-fluouracil, adriamycin, and cyclophosphamide • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:19432–19437, 2008: Describing a predictor of colon cancer recurrence • Clinical Cancer Research 15:7553– 7561, 2009: Describing a predictor for the response to the chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin As a result of Duke’s investigation, the published papers listed above were retracted. Respondent has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement with ORI. Respondent neither admits nor denies ORI’s findings of research misconduct; the settlement is not an admission of liability on the part of the Respondent. The parties entered into the Agreement to conclude this matter without further expenditure of time, finances, or other resources. Respondent has not applied for or engaged in U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)-supported research since 2010. Respondent stated that he has no intention of applying for or engaging in PHS-supported research or otherwise working with PHS. However, the Respondent voluntarily agreed: (1) That if the respondent obtains employment in a research position in which he receives or applies for PHS support within five years of the effective date of the Agreement (September 23, 2015), he shall have his research supervised for a period of five years; E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of 
the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health 
insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Program (VICP).
    Section 100.2 of the VICP's implementing regulation (42 CFR part 
100) states that the revised amount of the average cost of a health 
insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, is effective upon its delivery to the United States Court of 
Federal Claims (the Court), and will be published periodically in a 
notice in the Federal Register. This figure is calculated using the 
most recent Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-
IC) data available as the baseline for the average monthly cost of a 
health insurance policy. This baseline is adjusted by the annual 
percentage increase/decrease obtained from the most recent annual 
Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust 
(KFF/HRET) Employer Health Benefits survey or other authoritative 
source that may be more accurate or appropriate.
    In 2015, MEPS-IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the 
annual 2014 average total single premium amount per enrolled employee 
at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The 
figure published was $5,832. This figure is divided by 12-months to 
determine the cost per month of $486.00. The $486.00 shall be increased 
or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/
HRET, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase from 2014 to 
2015 was published at 4 percent. By adding this percentage increase, 
the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy in 
2015 is $505.44.
    Therefore, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announces 
that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the 
VICP is $505.44 per month. In accordance with Sec.  100.2, the revised 
amount was effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the Court. 
Such notice was delivered to the Court on October 23, 2015.

    Dated: November 3, 2015.
James Macrae,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2015-28436 Filed 11-6-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P