Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Corrections, 95890-95892 [2016-31649]

Download as PDF 95890 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this action. In addition, this action does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). VIII. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 16, 2016. Daniel J. Rosenblatt, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. In § 180.910, add alphabetically the inert ingredients to the table to read as follows: ■ § 180.910 Inert ingredients used pre- and post-harvest; exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance. Inert ingredients Limits * * * * Isobutyl Acetate (CAS Reg. No. 110–19–0) ............................................................ Isobutyric Acid (CAS Reg. No. 79–31–2) ................................................................. * ........................ ........................ * * * [FR Doc. 2016–31211 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 411, 414, 417, 422, 423, 424, 425, and 460 [CMS–1654–CN3] RIN 0938–AS81 Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Corrections Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Final rule; correction. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the November 15, 2016 Federal Register (81 FR 80170). That rule is entitled, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:51 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 * I. Background In FR Doc 2016–26668 (81 FR 80170 through 80562), the final rule entitled, ‘‘Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements’’ there were a number of technical and typographical errors that are identified and corrected in this correcting document. These corrections are effective as if they had been included in the document published November 15, Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 * * * Solvent. Solvent. * ‘‘Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements.’’ DATES: This correcting document is effective January 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Bruton (410) 786–5991. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Uses 2016. Accordingly, the corrections are effective January 1, 2017. II. Summary of Errors A. Summary of Errors in the Preamble On page 80252, in our discussion of certain primary care services, we made typographical errors and referenced the final HCPCS G-codes incorrectly. On page 80268, we made a typographical error in the new locality number for Stockton-Lodi-CA. On page 80330, due to a drafting error, we inadvertently stated that we did not receive any comments on our proposals for the Electroencephalogram (EEG) family of codes, CPT Codes 95812, 95813, and 95957. On page 80540, we inadvertently included language in our discussion of ICRs regarding payment to organizations that provide Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Services. On page 80543, due to a drafting error, in our discussion of RVUs relative to 2016, we inadvertently used the result descriptors incorrectly. On page 80543, due to typographical errors the title of Table 51 and the CY 2017 RVU Budget Neutrality Adjustment are incorrect. B. Summary and Correction of Errors in the Addenda on the CMS Web Site Due to a data error, the incorrect CY 2017 PE RVUs are included in Addendum B for HCPCS codes G0422 E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations and G0423. The corrected CY 2017 PE RVUs for these codes are reflected in the corrected Addendum B available on the CMS Web site at www.cms.gov// PhysicianFeeSched/. III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the agency is required to publish a notice of the proposed rule in the Federal Register before the provisions of a rule take effect. Similarly, section 1871(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary to provide for notice of the proposed rule in the Federal Register and provide a period of not less than 60 days for public comment. In addition, section 553(d) of the APA and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(i) of the Act mandate a 30day delay in effective date after issuance or publication of a rule. Sections 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3) of the APA provide for exceptions from the APA notice and comment, and delay in effective date requirements; in cases in which these exceptions apply, sections 1871(b)(2)(C) and 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act provide exceptions from the notice and 60-day comment period and delay in effective date requirements of the Act as well. Section 553(b)(B) of the APA and section 1871(b)(2)(C) of the Act authorize an agency to dispense with normal notice and comment rulemaking procedures for good cause if the agency makes a finding that the notice and comment process is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public Current locality No. interest; and includes a statement of the finding and the reasons for it in the rule. In addition, section 553(d)(3) of the APA and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) allow the agency to avoid the 30-day delay in effective date where such delay is contrary to the public interest and the agency includes in the rule a statement of the finding and the reasons for it. In our view, this correcting document does not constitute a rulemaking that would be subject to these requirements. This document merely corrects technical errors in the CY 2017 PFS final rule. The corrections contained in this document are consistent with, and do not make substantive changes to, the policies and payment methodologies that were proposed subject to notice and comment procedures and adopted in the CY 2017 PFS final rule. As a result, the corrections made through this correcting document are intended to resolve inadvertent errors so that the rule accurately reflects the policies adopted in the final rule. Even if this were a rulemaking to which the notice and comment and delayed effective date requirements applied, we find that there is good cause to waive such requirements. Undertaking further notice and comment procedures to incorporate the corrections in this document into the CY 2017 PFS final rule or delaying the effective date of the corrections would be contrary to the public interest because it is in the public interest to ensure that the rule accurately reflects New locality No. 99 .................................. 73 95891 our policies as of the date they take effect. Further, such procedures would be unnecessary because we are not making any substantive revisions to the final rule, but rather, we are simply correcting the Federal Register document to reflect the policies that we previously proposed, received public comment on, and subsequently finalized in the final rule. For these reasons, we believe there is good cause to waive the requirements for notice and comment and delay in effective date. IV. Correction of Errors In FR Doc. 2016–26668 of November 15, 2016 (81 FR 80170–80562), make the following corrections: 1. On page 80252, a. First column; in the section heading, 5. Assessment and Care Planning for Patients with Cognitive Impairment (GPPP6); line 3, the code ‘‘(GPPP6)’’ is corrected to read ‘‘(G0505)’’. b. Third column; first partial paragraph, line 6, the codes ‘‘GPPP1, GPPP2, GPPP3, GPPPX).’’ are corrected to read ‘‘G0502, G0503, G0504, G0507).’’. c. Third column; first partial paragraph, line 12 and 13, the codes ‘‘GPPP1, GPPP2, GPPP3, and GPPPX’’ are corrected to read ‘‘G0502, G0503, G0504 and G0507’’. 3. On page 80268, top third of the page; in Table 15, MSA-Based Fee Schedule Areas in California— Continued, the list entry: Fee schedule area (MSA name) Counties Stockton-Lodi, CA ............................................... San Joaquin ................. Fee schedule area (MSA name) Counties Stockton-Lodi, CA ............................................... San Joaquin ................. Transition area YES. is corrected to read: Current locality No. New locality No. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES 99 .................................. 68 4. On page 80330, second column, third full paragraph; lines 1 and 2 the sentence ‘‘We did not receive any comments on our proposals for this family of codes.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘We received comments on the clinical labor task ‘‘perform procedure’’ for CPT codes 95812 and 95813, but these comments did not address the information contained in the RUC’s PE summary of recommendations, which served as the primary rationale for our proposal. Instead, the commenters stated that the clinical labor task is not VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:51 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 temporally equivalent to the services performed by the physician.’’ 5. On page 80540, third column; first full paragraph, a. Lines 2 through 4, the phrase ‘‘Security Act exempts the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) model tests and expansion,’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Security Act exempts models tested and expanded under section 1115A of the Act,’’. b. Line 11, the phrase ‘‘evaluation of CMMI models or’’ is corrected to read ‘‘evaluation of models or’’. 6. On page 80543, PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Transition area YES. a. Third column, first full paragraph, line 10, the phrase ‘‘an overall decrease’’ is corrected to read ‘‘an overall increase’’. b. Third column, first full paragraph, line 12, the phrase ‘‘neutrality adjustment that is positive.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘neutrality adjustment that is negative.’’ c. Bottom third of the page in Table 51, Calculation of the Final CY 2017 Anesthesia Conversion Factor (CM Estimate); (1) The parenthetical in the table heading ‘‘(CM Estimate)’’ is removed. E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1 95892 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (2) The list entry: CY 2016 National Average Ansthesia Conversion Factor CY 2017 RVU Budget Neutrality Adjustment ............................. 21,9935 0.013 percent (0.99987). is corrected to read: CY 2016 National Average Anesthesia Conversion Factor CY 2017 RVU Budget Neutrality Adjustment ............................. Dated: December 22, 2016. Wilma M. Robinson, Deputy Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2016–31649 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 RIN 0648–XE860 Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary orders; inseason orders. AGENCY: NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate treaty and non-treaty (all citizen) commercial salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2016 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen commercial fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries. In 2016, only treaty Indian fisheries were affected by these orders. DATES: The effective dates for the inseason orders are set out in this document under the heading Inseason Orders. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Mundy at 206–526–4323. The Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:51 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 21.9935 ¥0.013 percent (0.99987). Government of Canada concerning Pacific Salmon was signed at Ottawa on January 28, 1985, and subsequently was given effect in the United States by the Pacific Salmon Treaty Act (Act) at 16 U.S.C. 3631–3644. Under authority of the Act, Federal regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart F, provide a framework for the implementation of certain regulations of the Commission and inseason orders of the Commission’s Fraser River Panel for U.S. sockeye and pink salmon fisheries in the Fraser River Panel Area. The regulations close the U.S. portion of the Fraser River Panel Area to U.S. sockeye and pink salmon tribal and non-tribal commercial fishing unless opened by Panel orders that are given effect by inseason regulations published by NMFS. During the fishing season, NMFS may issue regulations that establish fishing times and areas consistent with the Commission agreements and inseason orders of the Panel. Such orders must be consistent with domestic legal obligations and are issued by the Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS. Official notification of these inseason actions is provided by two telephone hotline numbers described at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 81 FR 26157 (May 2, 2016). The inseason orders are published in the Federal Register as soon as practicable after they are issued. Due to the frequency with which inseason orders are issued, publication of individual orders is impractical. Inseason Orders The following inseason orders were adopted by the Panel and issued for U.S. fisheries by NMFS during the 2016 fishing season. Each of the following inseason actions were effective upon announcement on telephone hotline numbers as specified at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 81 FR 26157 (May 2, 2016); those dates and times are listed herein. The times listed are local times, and the areas designated are Puget Sound Management and Catch Reporting Areas as defined in the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Washington State Administrative Code at Chapter 220–22. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2016– 01: Issued 12:32 p.m., July 22, 2016 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, July 23, 2016, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2016– 02: Issued 11:46 a.m., July 26, 2016 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, July 27, 2016, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, July 30, 2016. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2016– 03: Issued 12:52 p.m., July 29, 2016 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, July 30, 2016, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2016– 04: Issued 11:47 a.m., August 2, 2016 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 3, 2016, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 6, 2016. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2016– 05: Issued 2:32 p.m., August 26, 2016 Treaty Indian and All Citizen Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, 6, 6C, 7, and 7A, excluding the Apex: Relinquish regulatory control effective 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Saturday, September 3, 2016. The Apex is those waters north and west of the Area 7A ‘‘East Point Line,’’ defined as a line projected from the low water range marker in Boundary Bay on the U.S./Canada border through the east tip of Point Roberts, WA, to the East Point Light on Saturna Island in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 250 (Thursday, December 29, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 95890-95892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 411, 414, 417, 422, 423, 424, 425, and 460

[CMS-1654-CN3]
RIN 0938-AS81


Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the 
Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; 
Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and 
Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider 
Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program 
Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Corrections

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

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that 
appeared in the final rule published in the November 15, 2016 Federal 
Register (81 FR 80170). That rule is entitled, ``Medicare Program; 
Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and 
Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing 
Data Release; Medicare Advantage and Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data 
Release; Medicare Advantage Provider Network Requirements; Expansion of 
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model; Medicare Shared Savings 
Program Requirements.''

DATES: This correcting document is effective January 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Bruton (410) 786-5991.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In FR Doc 2016-26668 (81 FR 80170 through 80562), the final rule 
entitled, ``Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the 
Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017; 
Medicare Advantage Bid Pricing Data Release; Medicare Advantage and 
Part D Medical Loss Ratio Data Release; Medicare Advantage Provider 
Network Requirements; Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program 
Model; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements'' there were a 
number of technical and typographical errors that are identified and 
corrected in this correcting document. These corrections are effective 
as if they had been included in the document published November 15, 
2016. Accordingly, the corrections are effective January 1, 2017.

II. Summary of Errors

A. Summary of Errors in the Preamble

    On page 80252, in our discussion of certain primary care services, 
we made typographical errors and referenced the final HCPCS G-codes 
incorrectly.
    On page 80268, we made a typographical error in the new locality 
number for Stockton-Lodi-CA.
    On page 80330, due to a drafting error, we inadvertently stated 
that we did not receive any comments on our proposals for the 
Electroencephalogram (EEG) family of codes, CPT Codes 95812, 95813, and 
95957.
    On page 80540, we inadvertently included language in our discussion 
of ICRs regarding payment to organizations that provide Medicare 
Diabetes Prevention Program Services.
    On page 80543, due to a drafting error, in our discussion of RVUs 
relative to 2016, we inadvertently used the result descriptors 
incorrectly.
    On page 80543, due to typographical errors the title of Table 51 
and the CY 2017 RVU Budget Neutrality Adjustment are incorrect.

B. Summary and Correction of Errors in the Addenda on the CMS Web Site

    Due to a data error, the incorrect CY 2017 PE RVUs are included in 
Addendum B for HCPCS codes G0422

[[Page 95891]]

and G0423. The corrected CY 2017 PE RVUs for these codes are reflected 
in the corrected Addendum B available on the CMS Web site at 
www.cms.gov//PhysicianFeeSched/.

III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 
the agency is required to publish a notice of the proposed rule in the 
Federal Register before the provisions of a rule take effect. 
Similarly, section 1871(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary to 
provide for notice of the proposed rule in the Federal Register and 
provide a period of not less than 60 days for public comment. In 
addition, section 553(d) of the APA and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(i) of the 
Act mandate a 30-day delay in effective date after issuance or 
publication of a rule. Sections 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3) of the APA 
provide for exceptions from the APA notice and comment, and delay in 
effective date requirements; in cases in which these exceptions apply, 
sections 1871(b)(2)(C) and 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act provide 
exceptions from the notice and 60-day comment period and delay in 
effective date requirements of the Act as well. Section 553(b)(B) of 
the APA and section 1871(b)(2)(C) of the Act authorize an agency to 
dispense with normal notice and comment rulemaking procedures for good 
cause if the agency makes a finding that the notice and comment process 
is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest; and 
includes a statement of the finding and the reasons for it in the rule. 
In addition, section 553(d)(3) of the APA and section 1871(e)(1)(B)(ii) 
allow the agency to avoid the 30-day delay in effective date where such 
delay is contrary to the public interest and the agency includes in the 
rule a statement of the finding and the reasons for it.
    In our view, this correcting document does not constitute a 
rulemaking that would be subject to these requirements. This document 
merely corrects technical errors in the CY 2017 PFS final rule. The 
corrections contained in this document are consistent with, and do not 
make substantive changes to, the policies and payment methodologies 
that were proposed subject to notice and comment procedures and adopted 
in the CY 2017 PFS final rule. As a result, the corrections made 
through this correcting document are intended to resolve inadvertent 
errors so that the rule accurately reflects the policies adopted in the 
final rule.
    Even if this were a rulemaking to which the notice and comment and 
delayed effective date requirements applied, we find that there is good 
cause to waive such requirements. Undertaking further notice and 
comment procedures to incorporate the corrections in this document into 
the CY 2017 PFS final rule or delaying the effective date of the 
corrections would be contrary to the public interest because it is in 
the public interest to ensure that the rule accurately reflects our 
policies as of the date they take effect. Further, such procedures 
would be unnecessary because we are not making any substantive 
revisions to the final rule, but rather, we are simply correcting the 
Federal Register document to reflect the policies that we previously 
proposed, received public comment on, and subsequently finalized in the 
final rule. For these reasons, we believe there is good cause to waive 
the requirements for notice and comment and delay in effective date.

IV. Correction of Errors

    In FR Doc. 2016-26668 of November 15, 2016 (81 FR 80170-80562), 
make the following corrections:
    1. On page 80252,
    a. First column; in the section heading, 5. Assessment and Care 
Planning for Patients with Cognitive Impairment (GPPP6); line 3, the 
code ``(GPPP6)'' is corrected to read ``(G0505)''.
    b. Third column; first partial paragraph, line 6, the codes 
``GPPP1, GPPP2, GPPP3, GPPPX).'' are corrected to read ``G0502, G0503, 
G0504, G0507).''.
    c. Third column; first partial paragraph, line 12 and 13, the codes 
``GPPP1, GPPP2, GPPP3, and GPPPX'' are corrected to read ``G0502, 
G0503, G0504 and G0507''.
    3. On page 80268, top third of the page; in Table 15, MSA-Based Fee 
Schedule Areas in California--Continued, the list entry:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  New locality    Fee schedule area (MSA
      Current locality No.             No.                name)                Counties         Transition area
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
99.............................              73  Stockton-Lodi, CA......  San Joaquin.......  YES.
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is corrected to read:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  New locality    Fee schedule area (MSA
      Current locality No.             No.                name)                Counties         Transition area
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
99.............................              68  Stockton-Lodi, CA......  San Joaquin.......  YES.
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    4. On page 80330, second column, third full paragraph; lines 1 and 
2 the sentence ``We did not receive any comments on our proposals for 
this family of codes.'' is corrected to read ``We received comments on 
the clinical labor task ``perform procedure'' for CPT codes 95812 and 
95813, but these comments did not address the information contained in 
the RUC's PE summary of recommendations, which served as the primary 
rationale for our proposal. Instead, the commenters stated that the 
clinical labor task is not temporally equivalent to the services 
performed by the physician.''
    5. On page 80540, third column; first full paragraph,
    a. Lines 2 through 4, the phrase ``Security Act exempts the Center 
for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) model tests and 
expansion,'' is corrected to read ``Security Act exempts models tested 
and expanded under section 1115A of the Act,''.
    b. Line 11, the phrase ``evaluation of CMMI models or'' is 
corrected to read ``evaluation of models or''.
    6. On page 80543,
    a. Third column, first full paragraph, line 10, the phrase ``an 
overall decrease'' is corrected to read ``an overall increase''.
    b. Third column, first full paragraph, line 12, the phrase 
``neutrality adjustment that is positive.'' is corrected to read 
``neutrality adjustment that is negative.''
    c. Bottom third of the page in Table 51, Calculation of the Final 
CY 2017 Anesthesia Conversion Factor (CM Estimate);
    (1) The parenthetical in the table heading ``(CM Estimate)'' is 
removed.

[[Page 95892]]

    (2) The list entry:

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    CY 2016 National Average
  Ansthesia Conversion Factor                                 21,9935
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CY 2017 RVU Budget Neutrality    0.013 percent (0.99987)
 Adjustment.
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is corrected to read:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CY 2016 National Average
  Anesthesia Conversion Factor                                21.9935
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CY 2017 RVU Budget Neutrality    -0.013 percent
 Adjustment.                      (0.99987).
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    Dated: December 22, 2016.
Wilma M. Robinson,
Deputy Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and 
Human Services.
[FR Doc. 2016-31649 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
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