Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Risk Adjustment Data Validation, 66661 [2018-28070]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 422 [CMS–4185–N] RIN 0938–AT59 Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Risk Adjustment Data Validation Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: This document only extends the comment period for the Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) provisions of the proposed rule titled ‘‘Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021’’ that was published in the November 1, 2018 Federal Register. The comment period for the RADV provision of this proposed rule, which would end on December 31, 2018, is extended by 120 days until April 30, 2019. The comment period for all other provisions of the November 1, 2018 proposed rule ends on December 31, 2018. SUMMARY: In the proposed rule published November 1, 2018 (83 FR 54982), the comment period for RADV provisions (that is, section II.C.2. of the proposed rule and proposed § 422.300, 422.310(e) and 422.311(a) of the regulations text) is extended to 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS–4185–P. Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways listed): 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–4185–P, P.O. Box 8013, Baltimore, MD 21244–8013. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSAL DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–4185–P, Mail Stop C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. For information on viewing public comments, see the beginning of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Smith (410) 786–4671 or Joanne Davis (410) 786–5127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the close of the comment period are available for viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in a comment. We post all comments received before the close of the comment period on the following website as soon as possible after they have been received: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the search instructions on that website to view public comments. Extension of the Public Comment Period In the November 1, 2018 proposed rule (83 FR 54982) titled, ‘‘Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid FeeFor-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021,’’ we included preamble language and regulatory provisions regarding the proposed Risk Adjustment Data Validation audit methodology and the proposal not to apply a Fee-For-Service (FFS) Adjuster. We posted a FFS Adjuster Study on October 26, 2018. We plan to release data underlying this study. In order to maximize the opportunity for the public to provide meaningful input to CMS, we believe it is important to allow additional time for the public to prepare comments on the RADV provisions of the proposed rule. In addition, we believe granting a 120-day extension to the public comment period in this instance would further our overall objective to obtain public input and to generate information that will be useful to our agency’s decision makers. Therefore, this document announces the extension of the public comment period until April 30, 2019 for the RADV PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 66661 provisions included in the November 1, 2018 proposed rule (83 FR 55037 through 55041 and 55077). Dated: December 19, 2018. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2018–28070 Filed 12–20–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 1 and 73 [MB Docket No. 17–289; Report No. 3110] Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Petition for Reconsideration. AGENCY: A Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission’s rulemaking proceeding by Donald J. Evans, on behalf of Red Brennan Group. DATES: Oppositions to the Petition must be filed on or before January 11, 2019. Replies to an opposition must be filed on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Clark, email: Christopher.Clark@fcc.gov. SUMMARY: This is a summary of the Commission’s document, Report No. 3110, released December 18, 2018. The full text of the Petition is available for viewing and copying at the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW, Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. It also may be accessed online via the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System at: http://apps.fcc.gov/ ecfs/. The Commission will not send a Congressional Review Act (CRA) submission to Congress or the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. because no rules are being adopted by the Commission. Subject: Rules and Policies to Promote New Entry and Ownership Diversity in the Broadcasting Services, MB Docket No. 17–289, FCC 18–114, published at 83 FR 43773, August 28, 2018. This document is being published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See also 47 CFR 1.4(b)(1) and 1.429(f), (g). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27DEP1.SGM 27DEP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 66661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-28070]



[[Page 66661]]

=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

42 CFR Part 422

[CMS-4185-N]
RIN 0938-AT59


Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Risk Adjustment Data Validation

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This document only extends the comment period for the Risk 
Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) provisions of the proposed rule 
titled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes 
to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program 
of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, 
and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021'' that was 
published in the November 1, 2018 Federal Register. The comment period 
for the RADV provision of this proposed rule, which would end on 
December 31, 2018, is extended by 120 days until April 30, 2019.
    The comment period for all other provisions of the November 1, 2018 
proposed rule ends on December 31, 2018.

DATES: In the proposed rule published November 1, 2018 (83 FR 54982), 
the comment period for RADV provisions (that is, section II.C.2. of the 
proposed rule and proposed Sec.  422.300, 422.310(e) and 422.311(a) of 
the regulations text) is extended to 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-4185-P. Because 
of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by 
facsimile (FAX) transmission.
    Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in 
one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways 
listed):
    1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this 
regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the ``Submit a 
comment'' instructions.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of 
Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-4185-P, P.O. Box 8013, 
Baltimore, MD 21244-8013.
    Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received 
before the close of the comment period.
    3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to 
the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 
Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-4185-P, Mail 
Stop C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850.
    For information on viewing public comments, see the beginning of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Smith (410) 786-4671 or 
Joanne Davis (410) 786-5127.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Public Comments: All comments 
received before the close of the comment period are available for 
viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or 
confidential business information that is included in a comment. We 
post all comments received before the close of the comment period on 
the following website as soon as possible after they have been 
received: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the search instructions on 
that website to view public comments.

Extension of the Public Comment Period

    In the November 1, 2018 proposed rule (83 FR 54982) titled, 
``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the 
Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-
inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and 
Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021,'' we included 
preamble language and regulatory provisions regarding the proposed Risk 
Adjustment Data Validation audit methodology and the proposal not to 
apply a Fee-For-Service (FFS) Adjuster. We posted a FFS Adjuster Study 
on October 26, 2018. We plan to release data underlying this study.
    In order to maximize the opportunity for the public to provide 
meaningful input to CMS, we believe it is important to allow additional 
time for the public to prepare comments on the RADV provisions of the 
proposed rule. In addition, we believe granting a 120-day extension to 
the public comment period in this instance would further our overall 
objective to obtain public input and to generate information that will 
be useful to our agency's decision makers. Therefore, this document 
announces the extension of the public comment period until April 30, 
2019 for the RADV provisions included in the November 1, 2018 proposed 
rule (83 FR 55037 through 55041 and 55077).

    Dated: December 19, 2018.
Seema Verma,
Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
[FR Doc. 2018-28070 Filed 12-20-18; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 4120-01-P