Meeting Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, 1431-1432 [2016-00450]

Download as PDF 1431 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2016 / Notices for their own internal program management; • Measure performance relative to the mission of OAT/HRSA as well as individual goals and objectives of the program; • Identify topics of interest for future special studies; and • Identify changes in healthcare needs within rural communities, allowing programs to shift focus in order to meet those needs. This revised request proposes changes to existing measures. After compiling data from the previous tool over the last 3 years, the Office conducted an analysis of the data and compared the findings with the program needs. Based on the findings, the measures were revised to better capture information necessary to measure the effectiveness of the program. Likely Respondents: The likely respondents will be telehealth associations, telehealth providers, rural health providers, clinicians that deliver services via telehealth, technical assistance providers, research organizations, and academic medical centers. 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. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Telehealth Resource Center Performance Data Collection Tool ................................................................................... 14 42 588 0.07 41.16 Total .............................................................................. 14 42 588 0.07 41.16 HRSA specifically requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–00372 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Meeting Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 Notice of public meeting. This notice announces the first meeting date for the PhysicianFocused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Committee’’) on Monday, February 1, 2016. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Table of Contents Dates VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and is open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 5051 of the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201. I. Purpose The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (‘‘the Committee’’) is authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, 42 U.S.C. 1395ee. This Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Committee is to review physician-focused payment model proposals and prepare recommendations regarding whether such models meet criteria that will be established through rulemaking by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (the Secretary). The Committee is composed of 11 members appointed by the Comptroller General with staggering terms of 1, 2, and 3 years as specified in the authorizing legislation. DATES: Meeting Registration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ACTION: Addresses Meeting Registration For Further Information Contact Supplementary Information I. Purpose II. Agenda III. Meeting Attendance IV. Security and Building Guidelines V. Special Accommodations VI. Copies of the Charter The public may attend the meeting inperson or listen via audio teleconference. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration may be completed online at www.regonline.com/ PTACommitteeMeetingRegistration. All the following information must be submitted when registering: Name. Company name. Postal address. Email address. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Scott R. Smith, no later than January 22, 2016 at the contact information listed below. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scott R. Smith, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, at the Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 690–6870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Agenda The Committee will receive information about MACRA E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1432 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2016 / Notices implementation and about payment models currently being tested by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Dated: January 7, 2015. Richard G. Frank, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. III. Meeting Attendance BILLING CODE 4150–05–P [FR Doc. 2016–00450 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] The first meeting (February 1, 2016) is open to the public; however, attendance is limited to space available. Priority will be given to those who pre-register and attendance may be limited based on the number of registrants and the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting, which is located on federal property, must register by following the instructions in the ‘‘Meeting Registration’’ section of this notice. A confirmation email will be sent to the registrants shortly after completing the registration process. IV. Security and Building Guidelines The following are the security and building guidelines: Persons attending the meeting, including presenters, must be preregistered and on the attendance list by the prescribed date. Individuals who are not pre-registered in advance may not be permitted to enter the building and may be unable to attend the meeting. Attendees must present a governmentissued photo identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel before entering the building. Without a current, valid photo ID, persons may not be permitted entry to the building. All persons entering the building must pass through a metal detector. All items brought into the Cohen Building including personal items, for example, laptops and cell phones are subject to physical inspection. The public may enter the building 30 to 45 minutes before the meeting convenes each day. V. Special Accommodations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Individuals requiring special accommodations must include the request for these services during registration. VI. Copies of the Charter The Secretary’s Charter for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee is available on the ASPE Web site at https://aspe.hhs.gov/medicare-accessand-chip-reauthorization-act-2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings 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., 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: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; Fellowships in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. Date: February 10, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Melrose Hotel 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Thomas A. Tatham, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Room 760, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–5452, (301) 594–3993, tathamt@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; DDK–C Conflicts. Date: February 11, 2016. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Thomas A. Tatham, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Room 760, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–5452, (301) 594–3993, tathamt@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Science in NIDDK Research Areas (PAR–13–305) Nephrology. Date: February 22, 2016. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Two Democracy Plaza, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Najma Begum, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Room 749, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–5452, (301) 594–8894, begumn@niddk.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; Colon Function Program Projects. Date: March 3, 2016. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Two Democracy Plaza, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Elena Sanovich, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Room 750, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–2542, 301–594–8886, sanoviche@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.847, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research; 93.848, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Research; 93.849, Kidney Diseases, Urology and Hematology Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: January 6, 2016. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–00350 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings 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., 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; Member E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1431-1432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00450]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model 
Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP 
Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the first meeting date for the 
Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (hereafter 
referred to as ``the Committee'') on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Table of Contents

Dates
Addresses
Meeting Registration
For Further Information Contact
Supplementary Information

I. Purpose
II. Agenda
III. Meeting Attendance
IV. Security and Building Guidelines
V. Special Accommodations
VI. Copies of the Charter


DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016, from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and is open to the 
public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 5051 of the Wilbur J. Cohen 
Federal Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201.

Meeting Registration

    The public may attend the meeting in-person or listen via audio 
teleconference. Space is limited and registration is required. 
Registration may be completed online at www.regonline.com/PTACommitteeMeetingRegistration. All the following information must be 
submitted when registering:
    Name.
    Company name.
    Postal address.
    Email address.
    If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation 
for a disability is needed, please contact the Scott R. Smith, no later 
than January 22, 2016 at the contact information listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott R. Smith, Ph.D., Designated 
Federal Officer, at the Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary 
for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 690-
6870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

    The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee 
(``the Committee'') is authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP 
Reauthorization Act of 2015, 42 U.S.C. 1395ee. This Committee is 
governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation 
and use of advisory committees. In accordance with its statutory 
mandate, the Committee is to review physician-focused payment model 
proposals and prepare recommendations regarding whether such models 
meet criteria that will be established through rulemaking by the 
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (the 
Secretary). The Committee is composed of 11 members appointed by the 
Comptroller General with staggering terms of 1, 2, and 3 years as 
specified in the authorizing legislation.

II. Agenda

    The Committee will receive information about MACRA

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implementation and about payment models currently being tested by the 
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation within the Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

III. Meeting Attendance

    The first meeting (February 1, 2016) is open to the public; 
however, attendance is limited to space available. Priority will be 
given to those who pre-register and attendance may be limited based on 
the number of registrants and the space available.
    Persons wishing to attend this meeting, which is located on federal 
property, must register by following the instructions in the ``Meeting 
Registration'' section of this notice. A confirmation email will be 
sent to the registrants shortly after completing the registration 
process.

IV. Security and Building Guidelines

    The following are the security and building guidelines:
    Persons attending the meeting, including presenters, must be pre-
registered and on the attendance list by the prescribed date.
    Individuals who are not pre-registered in advance may not be 
permitted to enter the building and may be unable to attend the 
meeting.
    Attendees must present a government-issued photo identification to 
the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel before 
entering the building. Without a current, valid photo ID, persons may 
not be permitted entry to the building.
    All persons entering the building must pass through a metal 
detector.
    All items brought into the Cohen Building including personal items, 
for example, laptops and cell phones are subject to physical 
inspection.
    The public may enter the building 30 to 45 minutes before the 
meeting convenes each day.

V. Special Accommodations

    Individuals requiring special accommodations must include the 
request for these services during registration.

VI. Copies of the Charter

    The Secretary's Charter for the Physician-Focused Payment Model 
Technical Advisory Committee is available on the ASPE Web site at 
https://aspe.hhs.gov/medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-2015.

    Dated: January 7, 2015.
Richard G. Frank,
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
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