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AGENCY: This notice announces the rescheduling of the March 25, 2016 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 31, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern daylight time (e.d.t.). Deadline for Onsite Participation: March 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m., e.d.t. 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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 HHSoperated risk adjustment program). We are committed to stakeholder engagement in developing the detailed processes of the HHS-operated risk E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4634 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Provisions of This Notice In the January 11, 2016 Federal Register (81 FR 1193), we published a notice announcing a March 25, 2016 meeting on the HHS-operated risk adjustment program. In this notice, we are notifying interested parties we are rescheduling the meeting to March 31, 2016. The agenda for the March 31, 2016 meeting will include the following: • 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 advance of this meeting. • 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 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 • 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. Date: February 16, 2016. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: National Human Genome Research Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20852 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Rudy O. Pozzatti, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, 5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 4076, MSC 9306, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 402–0838, pozzattr@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.172, Human Genome Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES All visitors must be escorted in areas other than the lower and first floor levels in the Central Building. Dated: January 19, 2016. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2016–01584 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting 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 meeting. The meeting 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 contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Human Genome Research Institute Special Emphasis Panel; CIDR Contract Review. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 20, 2016. Sylvia Neal, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–01528 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; 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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Point of Care Diagnosis for Sickle Cell Disease. Date: February 19, 2016. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7200, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Michael P. Reilly, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7200, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–496–9659, reillymp@nhlbi.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Effect of Age on Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders. Date: February 19, 2016. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4633-4634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01584]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[CMS-9935-N2]


HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Methodology Meeting; March 31, 2016

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the rescheduling of the March 25, 2016 
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 31, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Eastern daylight time (e.d.t.).
    Deadline for Onsite Participation: March 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m., 
e.d.t.
    Deadline for Webinar Meeting Participation: March 28, 2016, 5:00 
p.m. e.d.t.
    Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: March 23, 2016, 
5:00 p.m. e.d.t.

ADDRESSES: 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

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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. Provisions of This Notice

    In the January 11, 2016 Federal Register (81 FR 1193), we published 
a notice announcing a March 25, 2016 meeting on the HHS-operated risk 
adjustment program. In this notice, we are notifying interested parties 
we are rescheduling the meeting to March 31, 2016. The agenda for the 
March 31, 2016 meeting will include the following:
     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 advance of this meeting.
     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 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 19, 2016.
Andrew M. Slavitt,
Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
[FR Doc. 2016-01584 Filed 1-26-16; 8:45 am]
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