Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs; Notice of Meeting, 62977 [2016-21965]

Download as PDF Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices On September 27, the Committee will be briefed on current directions and priorities for serving the Nation’s war Veterans. The Committee will also be briefed by the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health on new directions of care in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the coordination of VA healthcare with readjustment counseling. The September 27 will also include briefings on the current activities of the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Vet Centers to include the full scope of outreach and readjustment counseling services provided to combat Veterans, Service members and families. The briefing will focus on the coordination of Vet Center services with VHA health care, mental health, and social work services. The Committee will also receive briefings from VHA mental health program officials focusing on the key role of mental health services for the psychological, social, and economic readjustment of combat Veterans. On September 28, Committee members will conduct onsite visits at two Vet Centers to meet with groups of Veteran consumers and with VHA service providers from the Vet Centers and the support VA medical facilities. On September 29 the Committee will receive briefings from additional VHA program officials representing key programs of specific value for the postwar readjustment of Veterans, Service members and family members. The agenda for September 29 will conclude with a Committee strategic planning session for developing the observations and conclusions for the annual Committee Report. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct written questions or submit prepared statements for review by the Committee before the meeting to Mr. Charles M. Flora, L.C.S.W–C., Designated Federal Officer, Readjustment Counseling Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Because the meeting will be in a Government building, please provide valid photo identification for check-in. Please allow 30 minutes before the meeting for the check-in process. If you plan to attend or have questions concerning the meeting, please contact Mr. Flora at (202) 461–6525 or by email at charles.flora@va.gov. Dated: September 8, 2016. LaTonya L. Small, Advisory Committee Management Office. [FR Doc. 2016–21926 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs will be held on October 4–5, 2016, in Room 630 at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on both days, and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on October 4 and at 12 noon on October 5. This meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of VA on VA’s prosthetics programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice to the Secretary on special-disabilities programs, which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions. On October 4, the Committee will receive briefings on the National Veterans Sports Programs and Adaptive Sports Grants, Audiology & Speech Pathology, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Prosthetic and Sensory Aids, Blind Rehabilitation Services and Telemedicine. On October 5, the Committee members will receive Ethics Training, discuss administrative matters, and deliberate actions internal to the Committee. No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public; however, members of the public may direct questions or submit written statements for review by the Committee in advance of the meeting to Judy Schafer, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Patient Care Services, Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services (10P4R), VA, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by email at Judy.Schafer@ va.gov. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Therefore, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62977 public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Dr. Schafer at (202) 461– 7315. Dated: September 8, 2016. LaTonya L. Small, Advisory Committee Management Office. [FR Doc. 2016–21965 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Reasonable Charges for Inpatient MS– DRGs and SNF Medical Services; v3.19, Fiscal Year 2017 Update Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This document updates the acute inpatient and the skilled nursing facility (SNF)/sub-acute inpatient facility charges. The updated charges are based on the 2017 Medicare severity diagnosis related groups (MS–DRG). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Romona Greene, Office of Community Care, Revenue Operations, Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) Rates and Charges (10D1C), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 382– 2521. (This is not a toll free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 17.101 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sets forth the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations concerning ‘‘Reasonable Charges’’ for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a veteran: for a nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care (or the payment of expenses of care) under a health plan contract; for a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran’s employment and covered under a worker’s compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or, for a nonservice-connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a State that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The methodologies for establishing billed amounts for several types of charges are found in 38 CFR 17.101; however, this notice will only address the acute inpatient and the SNF/sub-acute inpatient facility charges. Based on the methodologies set forth in 38 CFR 17.101(b), this notice updates the acute inpatient facility charges that were based on the 2016 MS–DRGs. Acute inpatient facility charges by MS– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities 
Programs; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the 
Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities 
Programs will be held on October 4-5, 2016, in Room 630 at VA Central 
Office, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting will 
convene at 8:30 a.m. on both days, and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on 
October 4 and at 12 noon on October 5. This meeting is open to the 
public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of VA on 
VA's prosthetics programs designed to provide state-of-the-art 
prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, 
and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice 
to the Secretary on special-disabilities programs, which are defined as 
any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal 
cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or 
loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious 
incapacities in terms of daily life functions.
    On October 4, the Committee will receive briefings on the National 
Veterans Sports Programs and Adaptive Sports Grants, Audiology & Speech 
Pathology, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Prosthetic and 
Sensory Aids, Blind Rehabilitation Services and Telemedicine. On 
October 5, the Committee members will receive Ethics Training, discuss 
administrative matters, and deliberate actions internal to the 
Committee.
    No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the 
public; however, members of the public may direct questions or submit 
written statements for review by the Committee in advance of the 
meeting to Judy Schafer, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, Veterans 
Health Administration, Patient Care Services, Rehabilitation and 
Prosthetic Services (10P4R), VA, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420, or by email at Judy.Schafer@va.gov. Because the meeting is being 
held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the 
Guard's Desk as a part of the clearance process. Therefore, you should 
allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of 
the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Dr. Schafer at 
(202) 461-7315.

    Dated: September 8, 2016.
LaTonya L. Small,
Advisory Committee Management Office.
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