Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program; Correction, 81767-81769 [2015-32967]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (ii) Preparatory student and direct appointee graduation rate. The preparatory school students’ academy graduation rate should not drop more than 5 percent below the direct appointees’ graduation rate. (3) Boards of Visitors of the academies are established and procedures prescribed by 10 U.S.C. chapters 403, 603, and 903 to inquire into the efficiency and effectiveness of academy operations. The designated federal officer for each Board of Visitors will provide the ASD(M&RA) a copy of each report required by 10 U.S.C. chapter 47 within 60 days of the report’s submission to the President. (4) Oversight by the IG DoD will be provided in accordance with DoD Directive 5106.01 and the Inspector General Act of 1978. 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Applications supported by the losing Military Department will be forwarded to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Dec 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 gaining Military Department no later than November of the calendar year before graduation. The gaining Secretary of the Military Department concerned will act on applications no later than the end of December of the year prior to commissioning and will immediately notify the losing Secretary of the Military Department concerned of decisions. Affected cadets or midshipmen will be quickly notified of the disposition of applications. (3) Those selected for transfer will be integrated within active duty lists of the gaining Military Service. When seniority on that list relies on academy class standing, they will be initially integrated immediately following the cadet or midshipman holding equal numerical class standing at the academy of the gaining Military Department. 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Cadets and midshipmen must treat all Service members, at all times, with dignity and respect. Failure to do so may result in the individual being PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 81767 disciplined or involuntarily separated before his or her term of service ends. Dated: December 28, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–32926 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 413 [CMS–1628–CN2] RIN 0938–AS48 Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program; Correction Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Final rule, correction. AGENCY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015, entitled ‘‘Medicare Program; EndStage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program.’’ DATES: This correction is effective on December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CMS ESRD Payment mailbox at ESRDPayment@cms.hhs.gov, for issues related to the ESRD PPS payment provisions. Heidi Oumarou, (410) 786– 7942, for issues related to the ESRD market basket. Tamyra Garcia, (410) 786–0856, for issues related to the ESRD QIP. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background In FR Doc. 2015–27928 of November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68967) (hereinafter referred to as the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule) there are technical and typographical errors that are discussed in the ‘‘Summary of Errors,’’ and further identified and corrected in the ‘‘Correction of Errors’’ section below. The provisions in this correction notice are effective as if they had been included in the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015. II. Summary of Errors On page 68968, in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section we found E:\FR\FM\31DER1.SGM 31DER1 81768 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Rules and Regulations an error in the email address provided to contact us for ESRD PPS payment issues. The correct email address is ESRDPayment@cms.hhs.gov. In addition, the telephone number provided for questions related to the ESRD market basket was incorrect for Heidi Oumarou. The correct telephone number is 410–786–7942. On page 68976, we made a typographic error by including the words ‘‘case-mix’’ in the beginning of sentence.’’ On page 68986, under the heading ‘‘Body Surface Area (BSA)’’, we made a typographical error in the value 1.020. We inadvertently inserted the letter ‘‘I’’ instead of the number ‘‘1’’ in that value. On page 69044, we made a technical error in the title of Table 17— ‘‘Estimated Numerical Values for the Performance Standards for the PY 2018 ESRD QIP Clinical Measures Using the Most Recently Available Data,’’ by indicating that the values were estimates instead of finalized numerical values. In addition, there were errors in the achievement threshold, benchmark, and performance standard values presented in Table 17 ‘‘for Payment Year 2018 of the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program. Specifically, the numerical values published for the Kt/V Adult Hemodialysis, Kt/V Pediatric Hemodialysis, Standardized Readmission Ratio clinical measures, and ICH CAHPS were incorrect because we inadvertently placed the numbers in the incorrect columns. On page 69069, in footnote 15 regarding the responsibilities of various staff, we found an error in the hyperlink to a document posted by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics. Finally, on page 69073, after ‘‘e. Alternatives Considered,’’ we inadvertenly did not include the subtitle ‘‘1. CY 2016 End-Stage Renal Disease’’ to delineate the analysis of alternatives policies considered for the ESRD PPS. III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking, 60-Day Comment Period, and Delay of Effective Date Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the agency is required to publish a notice of the proposed rule in the Federal Register before the provisions of a rule take effect. Similarly, section 1871(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary to provide notice of the proposed rule in the Federal Register and provide a period of not less than 60 days for public comment. In addition, section 553(d) of the APA, and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(i) of the Act mandate a 30day delay in effective date after issuance or publication of a rule. Sections 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3) of the APA provide for exceptions from the notice and comment and delay in effective date. APA requirements; in cases in which these exceptions apply, sections 1871(b)(2)(C) and 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act provide exceptions from the notice and 60-day comment period and delay in effective date requirements as well. Section 553(b)(B) of the APA and section 1871(b)(2)(C) of the Act authorize an agency to dispense with normal rulemaking requirements for good cause if the agency makes a finding that the notice and comment process are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. In addition, both section 553(d)(3) of the APA and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act allow the agency to avoid the 30day delay in effective date where such delay is contrary to the public interest and an agency includes a statement of support. In our view, this correcting document does not constitute rulemaking that would be subject to these requirements. This correcting document is simply correcting technical and typographical errors in the preamble and does not make substantive changes to the policies or payment methodologies that were adopted in the final rule, and therefore, it is unnecessary to follow the notice and comment procedure in this instance. Even if this were a rulemaking to which the notice and comment and delayed effective date requirements applied, we find that there is good cause to waive such requirements. Undertaking further notice and comment procedures to incorporate the corrections in this document into the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule or delaying the effective date would be contrary to the public interest because it is in the public’s interest for dialysis facilities to receive appropriate payments in as timely a manner as possible, and to ensure that the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule accurately reflects our policies as of the date they take effect and are applicable. Further, such procedures would be unnecessary, because we are not altering the payment methodologies or policies, but rather, we are simply correctly implementing the policies that we previously proposed, received comment on, and subsequently finalized. This correcting document is intended solely to ensure that the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule accurately reflects these payment methodologies and policies. For these reasons, we believe we have good cause to waive the notice and comment and effective date requirements. IV. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. 2015–27928 of November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68968), make the following corrections: 1. On page 68968, first column, under section FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:— a. In line 1, the email address ‘‘CMS ESRD PAYMENT@cms.hhs.gov’’ is corrected to read ‘‘ESRDPAYMENT@ cms.hhs.gov’’. b. In lines 3 and 4, the telephone number ‘‘410–786–7342’’ is corrected to read ‘‘410–786–7942’’. 2. On page 68976, first column, first full paragraph, line 21, remove the word ‘‘case-mix’’. 3. On page 68986, second column, first paragraph under the heading ‘‘Body Surface Area (BSA),’’ line 5, the figure ‘‘l.020’’ is corrected to read ‘‘1.020’’. 4. On page 69044, Table 17 is corrected to read as follows: TABLE 17—FINAL NUMERICAL VALUES FOR THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE PY 2018 ESRD QIP CLINICAL MEASURES USING THE MOST RECENTLY AVAILABLE DATA tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Measure Achievement threshold Vascular Access Type: %Fistula .................................................... %Catheter ................................................. Kt/V: Adult Hemodialysis ................................... Adult Peritoneal Dialysis ........................... Pediatric Hemodialysis ............................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Dec 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 Benchmark 53.51% .................................... 16.79% .................................... 79.60% .................................... 2.59% ...................................... 65.94%. 8.80%. 92.88% .................................... 75.42% .................................... 81.25% .................................... 99.43% .................................... 97.06% .................................... 96.88% .................................... 97.24%. 89.47%. 93.94%. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31DER1.SGM Performance standard 31DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 81769 TABLE 17—FINAL NUMERICAL VALUES FOR THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE PY 2018 ESRD QIP CLINICAL MEASURES USING THE MOST RECENTLY AVAILABLE DATA—Continued Measure Achievement threshold Benchmark Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis ..................... Hypercalcemia ................................................. NHSN Bloodstream Infection SIR .................... Standardized Readmission Ratio .................... Standardized Transfusion Ratio ...................... ICH CAHPS ..................................................... 43.22% .................................... 3.92% ...................................... 1.812 ....................................... 1.297 ....................................... 1.470 ....................................... 15th percentile of eligible facilities’ performance during CY 2015. 88.39% .................................... 0.00% ...................................... 0 .............................................. 0.588 ....................................... 0.431 ....................................... 90th percentile of eligible facilities’ performance during CY 2015. 11. On page 69069, third column, bottom of the page, footnote 15, the reference to ‘‘http://www.bls/gov/ooh/ healthcare/medical-records-and-healthinformation-technicians.htm’’ is corrected to read ‘‘http://www.bls.gov/ ooh/healthcare/medical-records-andhealth-information-technicians.htm’’. 12. On page 69073, second column under the heading ‘‘e. Alternatives Considered’’ add the sub-heading ‘‘1. CY 2016 End-Stage Renal Disease’’. DATES: Dated: December 28, 2015. Madhura Valverde, Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2015–32967 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 1 [GN Docket No. 12–268; FCC 14–50] Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved, on an emergency basis, a revision to an approved information collection to implement new collection requirements contained in the Broadcast Incentive Auction Report and Order, Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions, FCC 14– 50. This document is consistent with the Broadcast Incentive Auction Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of the rules and requirements. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Dec 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 The amendments adding 47 CFR 1.2205(c) and 1.2205(d), published at 79 FR 48442, August 15, 2014, are effective on December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cathy Williams, Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov, (202) 418– 2918. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

42 CFR Part 413

[CMS-1628-CN2]
RIN 0938-AS48


Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment 
System, and Quality Incentive Program; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule, correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that 
appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on 
November 6, 2015, entitled ``Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease 
Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program.''

DATES: This correction is effective on December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CMS ESRD Payment mailbox at 
ESRDPayment@cms.hhs.gov, for issues related to the ESRD PPS payment 
provisions. Heidi Oumarou, (410) 786-7942, for issues related to the 
ESRD market basket. Tamyra Garcia, (410) 786-0856, for issues related 
to the ESRD QIP.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In FR Doc. 2015-27928 of November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68967) 
(hereinafter referred to as the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule) there are 
technical and typographical errors that are discussed in the ``Summary 
of Errors,'' and further identified and corrected in the ``Correction 
of Errors'' section below. The provisions in this correction notice are 
effective as if they had been included in the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final 
rule published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015.

II. Summary of Errors

    On page 68968, in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section we 
found

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an error in the email address provided to contact us for ESRD PPS 
payment issues. The correct email address is ESRDPayment@cms.hhs.gov. 
In addition, the telephone number provided for questions related to the 
ESRD market basket was incorrect for Heidi Oumarou. The correct 
telephone number is 410-786-7942.
    On page 68976, we made a typographic error by including the words 
``case-mix'' in the beginning of sentence.'' On page 68986, under the 
heading ``Body Surface Area (BSA)'', we made a typographical error in 
the value 1.020. We inadvertently inserted the letter ``I'' instead of 
the number ``1'' in that value.
    On page 69044, we made a technical error in the title of Table 17--
``Estimated Numerical Values for the Performance Standards for the PY 
2018 ESRD QIP Clinical Measures Using the Most Recently Available 
Data,'' by indicating that the values were estimates instead of 
finalized numerical values. In addition, there were errors in the 
achievement threshold, benchmark, and performance standard values 
presented in Table 17 ``for Payment Year 2018 of the End-Stage Renal 
Disease Quality Incentive Program. Specifically, the numerical values 
published for the Kt/V Adult Hemodialysis, Kt/V Pediatric Hemodialysis, 
Standardized Readmission Ratio clinical measures, and ICH CAHPS were 
incorrect because we inadvertently placed the numbers in the incorrect 
columns.
    On page 69069, in footnote 15 regarding the responsibilities of 
various staff, we found an error in the hyperlink to a document posted 
by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
    Finally, on page 69073, after ``e. Alternatives Considered,'' we 
inadvertenly did not include the subtitle ``1. CY 2016 End-Stage Renal 
Disease'' to delineate the analysis of alternatives policies considered 
for the ESRD PPS.

III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking, 60-Day Comment Period, and Delay of 
Effective Date

    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 
the agency is required to publish a notice of the proposed rule in the 
Federal Register before the provisions of a rule take effect. 
Similarly, section 1871(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary to 
provide notice of the proposed rule in the Federal Register and provide 
a period of not less than 60 days for public comment. In addition, 
section 553(d) of the APA, and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(i) of the Act 
mandate a 30-day delay in effective date after issuance or publication 
of a rule. Sections 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3) of the APA provide for 
exceptions from the notice and comment and delay in effective date. APA 
requirements; in cases in which these exceptions apply, sections 
1871(b)(2)(C) and 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act provide exceptions from 
the notice and 60-day comment period and delay in effective date 
requirements as well. Section 553(b)(B) of the APA and section 
1871(b)(2)(C) of the Act authorize an agency to dispense with normal 
rulemaking requirements for good cause if the agency makes a finding 
that the notice and comment process are impracticable, unnecessary, or 
contrary to the public interest. In addition, both section 553(d)(3) of 
the APA and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act allow the agency to 
avoid the 30-day delay in effective date where such delay is contrary 
to the public interest and an agency includes a statement of support.
    In our view, this correcting document does not constitute 
rulemaking that would be subject to these requirements. This correcting 
document is simply correcting technical and typographical errors in the 
preamble and does not make substantive changes to the policies or 
payment methodologies that were adopted in the final rule, and 
therefore, it is unnecessary to follow the notice and comment procedure 
in this instance.
    Even if this were a rulemaking to which the notice and comment and 
delayed effective date requirements applied, we find that there is good 
cause to waive such requirements. Undertaking further notice and 
comment procedures to incorporate the corrections in this document into 
the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule or delaying the effective date would be 
contrary to the public interest because it is in the public's interest 
for dialysis facilities to receive appropriate payments in as timely a 
manner as possible, and to ensure that the CY 2016 ESRD PPS final rule 
accurately reflects our policies as of the date they take effect and 
are applicable. Further, such procedures would be unnecessary, because 
we are not altering the payment methodologies or policies, but rather, 
we are simply correctly implementing the policies that we previously 
proposed, received comment on, and subsequently finalized. This 
correcting document is intended solely to ensure that the CY 2016 ESRD 
PPS final rule accurately reflects these payment methodologies and 
policies. For these reasons, we believe we have good cause to waive the 
notice and comment and effective date requirements.

IV. Correction of Errors

    In FR Doc. 2015-27928 of November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68968), make the 
following corrections:
    1. On page 68968, first column, under section FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT:--
    a. In line 1, the email address ``CMS ESRD PAYMENT@cms.hhs.gov'' is 
corrected to read ``ESRDPAYMENT@cms.hhs.gov''.
    b. In lines 3 and 4, the telephone number ``410-786-7342'' is 
corrected to read ``410-786-7942''.
    2. On page 68976, first column, first full paragraph, line 21, 
remove the word ``case-mix''.
    3. On page 68986, second column, first paragraph under the heading 
``Body Surface Area (BSA),'' line 5, the figure ``l.020'' is corrected 
to read ``1.020''.
    4. On page 69044, Table 17 is corrected to read as follows:

 Table 17--Final Numerical Values for the Performance Standards for the PY 2018 ESRD QIP Clinical Measures Using
                                        the Most Recently Available Data
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               Measure                  Achievement threshold          Benchmark           Performance standard
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Vascular Access Type:
    %Fistula.........................  53.51%.................  79.60%.................  65.94%.
    %Catheter........................  16.79%.................  2.59%..................  8.80%.
Kt/V:
    Adult Hemodialysis...............  92.88%.................  99.43%.................  97.24%.
    Adult Peritoneal Dialysis........  75.42%.................  97.06%.................  89.47%.
    Pediatric Hemodialysis...........  81.25%.................  96.88%.................  93.94%.

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    Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis....  43.22%.................  88.39%.................  72.60%.
Hypercalcemia........................  3.92%..................  0.00%..................  1.19%.
NHSN Bloodstream Infection SIR.......  1.812..................  0......................  0.861.
Standardized Readmission Ratio.......  1.297..................  0.588..................  0.998.
Standardized Transfusion Ratio.......  1.470..................  0.431..................  0.923.
ICH CAHPS............................  15th percentile of       90th percentile of       50th percentile of
                                        eligible facilities'     eligible facilities'     eligible facilities'
                                        performance during CY    performance during CY    performance during CY
                                        2015.                    2015.                    2015.
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    11. On page 69069, third column, bottom of the page, footnote 15, 
the reference to ``http://www.bls/gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm'' is corrected to read ``http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm''.
    12. On page 69073, second column under the heading ``e. 
Alternatives Considered'' add the sub-heading ``1. CY 2016 End-Stage 
Renal Disease''.

    Dated: December 28, 2015.
Madhura Valverde,
Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2015-32967 Filed 12-30-15; 8:45 am]
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