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Download as PDF 67728 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2018 / Notices TABLE 6—CURRENT AND NEW NATIONAL AVERAGE OF ADDITIONAL FEES FOR ACCREDITED LABORATORIES UPDATE [Additional fee updates at 20 percent increase] Current average (c) Laboratory classification (schedules) LVA .......................................................................................................................................................................... A ............................................................................................................................................................................... B ............................................................................................................................................................................... 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H .............................................................................................................................................................................. I ................................................................................................................................................................................ J ............................................................................................................................................................................... Table 6 shows the national average of Additional Fees for each schedule of accredited laboratory. Specifically, Table 6 represents the national average fees for each schedule for the current Additional Fees (noted with a ‘‘c’’) as paid biennially by laboratories that hold a CoA and the national average for the new Additional Fees (noted with a ‘‘n’’) that will be paid biennially by New average (n) $15 50 60 83 97 112 126 141 155 170 184 $18 60 80 99 117 134 152 169 186 204 220 laboratories that hold a CoA. As discussed in section II. of this notice with comment period, Table 6 reflects a total increase of 20 percent across all schedules. TABLE 7—CLIA BIENNIAL CERTIFICATE FEES Type of CLIA certificate Laboratory schedule Certificate of Waiver (CoW) ......................................... PPM .............................................................................. CoC and CoA ............................................................... CoC and CoA ............................................................... 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Table 7 depicts the current and new Certificate Fees, which reflects the 20 percent increase across all schedules, with the exception of fees for the issuance of a CoR. E. Conclusion khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES D. Regulatory Reform Analysis Under E.O. 13771 Executive Order 13771, titled Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, was issued on January 30, 2017 and requires that the costs associated with significant new regulations ‘‘shall, to the extent permitted by law, be offset by the elimination of existing costs associated with at least two prior regulations.’’ It has been determined that this notice with comment period is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under E.O. 12866 and thus is not considered regulatory action under Executive Order 13771. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Dec 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Although the effect of the changes will increase laboratory costs, implementation of these changes will be negligible in terms of workload for laboratories as these fee increases are operational and technical in nature and do not require additional time to be spent by laboratory employees. We have determined that this notice with comment period would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities or a significant impact in the operations of a substantial number of small rural hospitals and for these reasons, we are not preparing analyses for either the RFA or section 1102(b) of the Act. In accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12866, this notice with comment period was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Current fee $150.00 200.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 430.00 440.00 650.00 1,100.00 1,550.00 2,040.00 6,220.00 7,940.00 New fee $180.00 240.00 180.00 180.00 180.00 516.00 528.00 780.00 1,320.00 1,860.00 2,448.00 7,464.00 9,528.00 Dated: December 14, 2018. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dated: December 18, 2018. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2018–28359 Filed 12–28–18; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee; Meetings ACTION: Notice of meetings. This notice announces the 2019 meetings of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). These meetings will include deliberation and voting on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2018 / Notices proposals for physician-focused payment models (PFPMs) submitted by individuals and stakeholder entities. All meetings are open to the public. DATES: The 2019 PTAC meetings will occur on the following dates: • Monday–Tuesday, March 11–12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET • Monday–Tuesday, June 17–18, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET • Monday–Tuesday, September 16–17, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET • Monday–Tuesday, December 9–10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Please note that times are subject to change. If the times change, registrants will be notified directly via email. ADDRESSES: All PTAC meetings will be held in the Great Hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Selenich, Designated Federal Officer, (202) 690–6870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda and Comments. PTAC will hear presentations on proposed PFPMs that have been submitted by individuals and stakeholder entities. Following each presentation, PTAC will deliberate on the proposed PFPM. If PTAC completes its deliberation, PTAC will vote on the extent to which the proposed PFPM meets criteria established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and on an overall recommendation to the Secretary. Time will be allocated for public comments. The agenda and other documents will be posted on the PTAC section of the ASPE website, https:// aspe.hhs.gov/ptac-physician-focusedpayment-model-technical-advisorycommittee, prior to the meeting. The agenda is subject to change. If the agenda does change, registrants will be notified directly via email, the website will be updated, and notification will be sent out through the PTAC email listserv (go to https://list.nih.gov/cgibin/wa.exe?A0=PTAC to subscribe). Meeting Attendance. These meetings are open to the public. The public may attend in person, via conference call, or view the meeting via livestream at www.hhs.gov/live. The conference call dial-in information will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting. Space may be limited, and registration is preferred. Registration may be completed online athttp:// www.cvent.com/d/gbq2tg. Name, organization name, and email address are submitted when registering. Registrants will receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Special Accommodations. If sign language interpretation or other VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Dec 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact Angela Tejeda, no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. Please submit your requests by email to Angela.Tejeda@hhs.gov or by calling 202–205–8327. Authority. 42 U.S.C. 1395(ee); Section 101(e)(1) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Section 51003(b) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. PTAC is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. Dated: December 19, 2018. Brenda Destro, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HSP). [FR Doc. 2018–28402 Filed 12–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Request for Public Comments on the Pain Management Best Practices InterAgency Task Force Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations, which proposes updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain. AGENCY: The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), requires that the public be given at least ninety (90) days to submit comments on any proposed updates and recommendations developed by the Pain Management Best Practices InterAgency Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force is requesting comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (hereinafter referred to as Draft Report). Section 101 of the CARA authorized the creation of the Task Force to identify gaps or inconsistencies, and propose updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain. The Secretary of HHS convened the Task Force in cooperation with the Secretary SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67729 of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of Defense. On September 26, 2018, the Task Force voted on the proposed updates and recommendations that would be provided to the public for comment, which are included in the Draft Report. Once the ninety (90) day comment period concludes, the Task Force will consider comments received and compile a Final Report with its proposed updates and recommendations. DATES: Comments for consideration by the Task Force should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: The Draft Report is available at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/ advisory-committees/pain/index.html. Written comments may be submitted by any of the following three methods: (1) Submit through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, Docket Number: HHS–OS–2018–0027, (2) Email to: paintaskforce@hhs.gov, or (3) Mail written comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 736E, Attn: Alicia Richmond Scott, Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Designated Federal Officer, Washington, DC 20201. For more detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Instructions for Commenters’’ section of REQUEST FOR COMMENTS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Richmond Scott, Designated Federal Officer, Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 736E, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: 240–453–2816. Email: paintaskforce@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), Public Law 114– 198, required the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in cooperation with the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs, to convene the Task Force no later than two years after the CARA enactment. The Task Force is required to propose updates on best practices and recommendations to address gaps or inconsistencies for pain management, including chronic and acute pain, and submit such updates and recommendations to relevant Federal agencies and the general public. The duties of the Task Force are to: • Identify, review, determine, and propose updates to gaps or inconsistencies between best practices E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 249 (Monday, December 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee; 
Meetings

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the 2019 meetings of the Physician-
Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). These 
meetings will include deliberation and voting on

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proposals for physician-focused payment models (PFPMs) submitted by 
individuals and stakeholder entities. All meetings are open to the 
public.

DATES: The 2019 PTAC meetings will occur on the following dates:

 Monday-Tuesday, March 11-12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
ET
 Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
ET
 Monday-Tuesday, September 16-17, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. ET
 Monday-Tuesday, December 9-10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. ET

Please note that times are subject to change. If the times change, 
registrants will be notified directly via email.

ADDRESSES: All PTAC meetings will be held in the Great Hall of the 
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Sarah Selenich, Designated Federal Officer, (202) 690-6870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Agenda and Comments. PTAC will hear presentations on proposed PFPMs 
that have been submitted by individuals and stakeholder entities. 
Following each presentation, PTAC will deliberate on the proposed PFPM. 
If PTAC completes its deliberation, PTAC will vote on the extent to 
which the proposed PFPM meets criteria established by the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services and on an overall recommendation to the 
Secretary. Time will be allocated for public comments. The agenda and 
other documents will be posted on the PTAC section of the ASPE website, 
https://aspe.hhs.gov/ptac-physician-focused-payment-model-technical-advisory-committee, prior to the meeting. The agenda is subject to 
change. If the agenda does change, registrants will be notified 
directly via email, the website will be updated, and notification will 
be sent out through the PTAC email listserv (go to https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A0=PTAC to subscribe).
    Meeting Attendance. These meetings are open to the public. The 
public may attend in person, via conference call, or view the meeting 
via livestream at www.hhs.gov/live. The conference call dial-in 
information will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting. Space may 
be limited, and registration is preferred. Registration may be 
completed online athttp://www.cvent.com/d/gbq2tg. Name, organization 
name, and email address are submitted when registering. Registrants 
will receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the 
registration process.
    Special Accommodations. If sign language interpretation or other 
reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact 
Angela Tejeda, no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. 
Please submit your requests by email to Angela.Tejeda@hhs.gov or by 
calling 202-205-8327.
    Authority. 42 U.S.C. 1395(ee); Section 101(e)(1) of the Medicare 
Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Section 51003(b) of the 
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. PTAC is governed by provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets 
forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory 
committees.

    Dated: December 19, 2018.
Brenda Destro,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HSP).
[FR Doc. 2018-28402 Filed 12-28-18; 8:45 am]
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