HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting; March 25, 2016, 1193-1194 [2016-219]

Download as PDF 1193 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices perform these actions. CDC does not have a specified format for these submissions. The total estimated burden to respondents as a result of this information collection is 750 hours per year. While CDC has included maritime conveyance manifest orders in the public health rationale for this information collection, these orders are rare and are not included in the burden table. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondent Airline Airline Airline Airline Medical Medical Medical Medical Officer Officer Officer Officer or or or or Equivalent Equivalent Equivalent Equivalent .............. .............. .............. .............. Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–275 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [CMS–9935–N] HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting; March 25, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting on the HHS-operated risk adjustment program, which is open to the public. The purpose of this stakeholder meeting is to solicit feedback on the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology and to discuss potential improvements to the HHS risk adjustment methodology for the 2018 benefit year and beyond. This meeting, the ‘‘HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Conference,’’ will allow issuers, States, and other interested parties to discuss the contents of a White Paper to be published in advance of this meeting. This meeting will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask clarifying questions. The comments and information HHS obtains through this meeting may be used in future policy making for the HHS risk adjustment program. DATES: Date of Meeting: March 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern daylight time (e.d.t.). Deadline for Onsite Participation: March 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m., e.d.t. Deadline for Webinar Meeting Participation: March 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m. e.d.t. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Number of respondents Form name Jkt 238001 Domestic TB Manifest Template .................... Domestic Non-TB Manifest Template ............ International TB Manifest Template ............... International Non-TB Manifest Template ....... Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: March 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m. e.d.t. Meeting Address: The meeting will be held at the CMS Single Site campus, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244. Registration: Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, limited to two (2) participants per organization for the onsite location participation, and three (3) participants per organization for the webinar participation. Each individual can only register for either the onsite location participation or webinar participation. To change a registration option from onsite to webinar participation, the registrant must cancel the existing registration (onsite or webinar) before attempting to register for the other option. Registration Instructions: To register to attend the meeting either onsite or through webinar participation, visit the Registration for Technical Assistance Portal (REGTAP) at www.REGTAP.info. If not already a REGTAP user, register as a new user, log in and go to ‘‘My Dashboard’’ and select ‘‘Training Events’’ to register for the onsite or webinar event for the HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting. Registrants can only register to attend the meeting onsite at CMS or remotely by webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please send inquiries about the logistics of the meeting to registrar@REGTAP.info. Users should submit inquiries and comments pertaining to content covered during the meeting to www.REGTAP.info. To submit an inquiry in REGTAP, select ‘‘Submit an Inquiry’’ from ‘‘My Dashboard’’ then select ‘‘HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting’’ from the Event Title dropdown menu and enter the question or comment. Users can submit their comments and upload attachments as needed. REGTAP will send the user PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 28 67 29 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 360/60 360/60 360/60 360/60 an acknowledgement upon receipt of the comment. The CCIIO’s Press Office at (202) 690–6145 will handle all press inquiries. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background This notice announces a meeting on the HHS-operated risk adjustment program to discuss potential improvements to the HHS risk adjustment methodology for the 2018 benefit year and beyond. This meeting will focus on the permanent risk adjustment program under section 1343 of the Affordable Care Act when HHS is operating a risk adjustment program on behalf of a State (referred to as the HHSoperated risk adjustment program). We are committed to stakeholder engagement in developing the detailed processes of the HHS-operated risk adjustment program. The purpose of this meeting is to share information with issuers, States, and interested parties about the risk adjustment methodology, offer an opportunity for these stakeholders to comment on key elements of the risk adjustment methodology, and discuss potential improvements to the HHS risk adjustment methodology for the 2018 benefit year and beyond. II. Meeting Agenda The HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Conference will share information with stakeholders including issuers, States, and interested parties about the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology and gather feedback on a White Paper on the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology that will be issued in March 2016. The HHSoperated Risk Adjustment Methodology Conference will focus on an overview of the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology and other international risk adjustment models, what we have learned from the 2014 benefit year of the risk adjustment program and specific areas of potential refinements to the E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1194 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices methodology. The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. There are capabilities for remote access. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register by the date listed in the DATES section, and register using the information in the ‘‘REGISTRATION’’ section. III. Security, Building, and Parking Guidelines The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register by using the instructions in the ‘‘REGISTRATION’’ section of this notice by the date specified in the DATES section of this notice. 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. • Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means of all persons brought 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Dated: January 4, 2016. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2016–219 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee National Vaccine Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a meeting February 2–3, 2016. The meeting is open to the public. However, preregistration is required for both public attendance and public comment. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/ meetings/upcomingmeetings/. Participants may also register by emailing nvpo@hhs.gov or by calling 202–690–5566 and providing their name, organization, and email address. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 2–3, 2016. The meeting times and agenda will be posted on the NVAC Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/ nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/ as soon as they become available. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, the Great Hall, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast the day of the meeting. For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/ meetings/upcomingmeetings/ index.html. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 715–H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690–5566; email: nvpo@ hhs.gov. Pursuant to Section 2101 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa–1), the Secretary of Health and Human Services was mandated to establish the National Vaccine Program to achieve optimal prevention of human infectious diseases through immunization and to achieve optimal prevention against adverse reactions to vaccines. The NVAC was established to provide advice and make SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations to the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to the Program’s responsibilities. The Assistant Secretary for Health serves as Director of the National Vaccine Program. The February 2016 NVAC meeting agenda will include discussions on mechanisms to support vaccine development and innovation, vaccine pricing and purchasing behaviors in the private vaccine market, and quality measures for adult immunizations. The NVAC will hear an update on progress towards a mid-course review of the 2010 National Vaccine Plan, as well as an update from the NVAC Maternal Immunizations Working Group. Committee members also will be provided information on ongoing Departmental efforts to support the predeparture vaccination of U.S.-bound refugees. Please note that agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Information on the final meeting agenda will be posted prior to the meeting on the NVAC Web site: http:// www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac. Public attendance at the meeting is limited to the available space. Individuals who plan to attend in person and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the National Vaccine Program Office at the address/phone listed above at least one week prior to the meeting. For those unable to attend in person, a live webcast will be available. More information on registration and accessing the webcast can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/ nvpo/nvac/meetings/ upcomingmeetings/. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the NVAC meeting during the public comment periods designated on the agenda. Public comments made during the meeting will be limited to three minutes per person to ensure time is allotted for all those wishing to speak. Individuals are also welcome to submit their written comments. Written comments should not exceed three pages in length. It is requested that individuals submitting written comments email their comments to the National Vaccine Program Office (nvpo@hhs.gov) at least five business days prior to the meeting. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 6 (Monday, January 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1193-1194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-219]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[CMS-9935-N]


HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting; March 25, 2016

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting on the HHS-operated risk 
adjustment program, which is open to the public. The purpose of this 
stakeholder meeting is to solicit feedback on the HHS-operated risk 
adjustment methodology and to discuss potential improvements to the HHS 
risk adjustment methodology for the 2018 benefit year and beyond. This 
meeting, the ``HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Conference,'' 
will allow issuers, States, and other interested parties to discuss the 
contents of a White Paper to be published in advance of this meeting. 
This meeting will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask 
clarifying questions. The comments and information HHS obtains through 
this meeting may be used in future policy making for the HHS risk 
adjustment program.

DATES: Date of Meeting: March 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Eastern daylight time (e.d.t.).
    Deadline for Onsite Participation: March 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m., 
e.d.t.
    Deadline for Webinar Meeting Participation: March 23, 2016, 5:00 
p.m. e.d.t.
    Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: March 18, 2016, 
5:00 p.m. e.d.t.
    Meeting Address: The meeting will be held at the CMS Single Site 
campus, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244.
    Registration: Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve 
basis, limited to two (2) participants per organization for the onsite 
location participation, and three (3) participants per organization for 
the webinar participation. Each individual can only register for either 
the onsite location participation or webinar participation. To change a 
registration option from onsite to webinar participation, the 
registrant must cancel the existing registration (onsite or webinar) 
before attempting to register for the other option.
    Registration Instructions: To register to attend the meeting either 
onsite or through webinar participation, visit the Registration for 
Technical Assistance Portal (REGTAP) at www.REGTAP.info. If not already 
a REGTAP user, register as a new user, log in and go to ``My 
Dashboard'' and select ``Training Events'' to register for the onsite 
or webinar event for the HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology 
Meeting. Registrants can only register to attend the meeting onsite at 
CMS or remotely by webinar.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please send 
inquiries about the logistics of the meeting to registrar@REGTAP.info. 
Users should submit inquiries and comments pertaining to content 
covered during the meeting to www.REGTAP.info. To submit an inquiry in 
REGTAP, select ``Submit an Inquiry'' from ``My Dashboard'' then select 
``HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting'' from the Event 
Title dropdown menu and enter the question or comment. Users can submit 
their comments and upload attachments as needed. REGTAP will send the 
user an acknowledgement upon receipt of the comment. The CCIIO's Press 
Office at (202) 690-6145 will handle all press inquiries.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    This notice announces a meeting on the HHS-operated risk adjustment 
program to discuss potential improvements to the HHS risk adjustment 
methodology for the 2018 benefit year and beyond. This meeting will 
focus on the permanent risk adjustment program under section 1343 of 
the Affordable Care Act when HHS is operating a risk adjustment program 
on behalf of a State (referred to as the HHS-operated risk adjustment 
program).
    We are committed to stakeholder engagement in developing the 
detailed processes of the HHS-operated risk adjustment program. The 
purpose of this meeting is to share information with issuers, States, 
and interested parties about the risk adjustment methodology, offer an 
opportunity for these stakeholders to comment on key elements of the 
risk adjustment methodology, and discuss potential improvements to the 
HHS risk adjustment methodology for the 2018 benefit year and beyond.

II. Meeting Agenda

    The HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Conference will share 
information with stakeholders including issuers, States, and interested 
parties about the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology and gather 
feedback on a White Paper on the HHS-operated risk adjustment 
methodology that will be issued in March 2016. The HHS-operated Risk 
Adjustment Methodology Conference will focus on an overview of the HHS-
operated risk adjustment methodology and other international risk 
adjustment models, what we have learned from the 2014 benefit year of 
the risk adjustment program and specific areas of potential refinements 
to the

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methodology. The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is 
limited to the space available. There are capabilities for remote 
access. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register by the 
date listed in the DATES section, and register using the information in 
the ``REGISTRATION'' section.

III. Security, Building, and Parking Guidelines

    The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the 
space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register 
by using the instructions in the ``REGISTRATION'' section of this 
notice by the date specified in the DATES section of this notice.
    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.
     Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means 
of all persons brought 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.

    Dated: January 4, 2016.
Andrew Slavitt,
Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
[FR Doc. 2016-219 Filed 1-8-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4120-01-P