Announcement of Updated Requirements and Registration for “The Simple Extensible Sampling Tool Challenge”, 95150 [2016-31182]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 95150 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices should be the delivery and coordination of recommended preventive services as determined by age and risk factors. The HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines were originally established in 2011 based on recommendations from a Department of Health and Human Services’ commissioned study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now known as the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Since then, there have been advancements in science and gaps identified in the existing guidelines, including a greater emphasis on practice-based clinical considerations. To address these, HRSA awarded a 5year cooperative agreement in March 2016 to convene a coalition of clinician, academic, and consumer-focused health professional organizations and conduct a scientifically rigorous review to develop recommendations for updated Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines in accordance with the model created by the NAM Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was awarded the cooperative agreement and formed an expert panel called the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative. Under section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act, non-grandfathered group health plans and issuers of nongrandfathered group and individual health insurance coverage are required to cover specified preventive services without a copayment, coinsurance, deductible, or other cost sharing, including preventive care and screenings for women as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by HRSA for this purpose. Nongrandfathered plans and coverage (generally, plans or policies created or sold after March 23, 2010, or older plans or policies that have been changed in certain ways since that date) are required to provide coverage without cost sharing consistent with these guidelines beginning with the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) that begins on or after December 20, 2017. The guidelines concerning contraceptive methods and counseling do not apply to women who are participants or beneficiaries in group health plans sponsored by religious employers. Effective August 1, 2013, a religious employer is defined as an employer that is organized and operates as a non-profit entity and is referred to in section 6033(a)(3)(A)(i) or (iii) of the Internal Revenue Code. HRSA notes that, as of August 1, 2013, group health plans established or maintained by religious employers (and group health VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 insurance coverage provided in connection with such plans) are exempt from the requirement to cover contraceptive services under section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act, as incorporated into the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code. HRSA also notes that, as of January 1, 2014, accommodations are available to group health plans established or maintained by certain eligible organizations (and group health insurance coverage provided in connection with such plans), as well as student health insurance coverage arranged by eligible organizations, with respect to the contraceptive coverage requirement. See Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act (78 FR 39870, July 2, 2013). James Macrae, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–31129 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General Announcement of Updated Requirements and Registration for ‘‘The Simple Extensible Sampling Tool Challenge’’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. On September 29, 2016, OIG announced ‘‘The Simple Extensible Sampling Tool Challenge’’. This notice serves as an update to the original notice which stated that upon receipt of an updated submission the previous submission would be excluded in its entirety from the competition. This updated notice removes this restriction for entries from teams that have been previously identified as finalists. Any finalist may update their entry without losing their finalist designation. Updates from the finalists will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on the fourteenth day after the fifth finalist has been identified or May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST, whichever comes first. The newest entry from each team will be used for all judging purposes unless otherwise requested by the team. Other than the above change, all rules and requirements outlined in the September 29, 2016, Federal Register notice remain in effect. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 21, 2016. Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General. [FR Doc. 2016–31182 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4152–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the Council of Councils. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General


Announcement of Updated Requirements and Registration for ``The 
Simple Extensible Sampling Tool Challenge''

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On September 29, 2016, OIG announced ``The Simple Extensible 
Sampling Tool Challenge''. This notice serves as an update to the 
original notice which stated that upon receipt of an updated submission 
the previous submission would be excluded in its entirety from the 
competition. This updated notice removes this restriction for entries 
from teams that have been previously identified as finalists. Any 
finalist may update their entry without losing their finalist 
designation. Updates from the finalists will be accepted until 5:00 
p.m. EST on the fourteenth day after the fifth finalist has been 
identified or May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST, whichever comes first. The 
newest entry from each team will be used for all judging purposes 
unless otherwise requested by the team. Other than the above change, 
all rules and requirements outlined in the September 29, 2016, Federal 
Register notice remain in effect.

    Dated: December 21, 2016.
Daniel R. Levinson,
Inspector General.
[FR Doc. 2016-31182 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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