Withdrawal of Proposed Rule “Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute for Waiver of Beneficiary Coinsurance and Deductible Amounts”, 37821 [2019-16346]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Proposed Rules enforce the saflufenacil tolerance expression. Contact RD. 6. PP 9F8747. (EPA–HQ–OPP–2019– 0230). Valent U.S.A. LLC, P.O. Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 94596–8025, requests to establish a tolerance in 40 CFR part 180 for residues of the fungicide, ethaboxam ((RS)-N-(a-cyano2-thenyl)-4-ethyl-2-(ethylamino)-1,3thiazole-5-carboxamide) in or on beet, sugar, root at 0.01 parts per million (ppm). The analytical method uses highperformance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS–MS), with turbo-ion spray ionization in positive ion mode for ethaboxam and metabolites EEO, and negative ion mode for EEHO. A linear forced-origin calibration curve was used to quantify ethaboxam in the sample extracts. Contact: RD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. Dated: July 10, 2019. Delores Barber, Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2019–16389 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General 42 CFR Part 1001 RIN 0991–AB16 Withdrawal of Proposed Rule ‘‘Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute for Waiver of Beneficiary Coinsurance and Deductible Amounts’’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Withdrawal of Proposed Rule. AGENCY: This document informs the public that OIG has determined not to pursue a proposed rule published in the Federal Register and, as a result, is withdrawing it. OIG is taking this action to avoid any confusion that could be caused by having this proposal in the public domain. DATES: The Proposed Rule described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION is withdrawn as of August 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Zajic, Supervisory Project Manager, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202–619–0335. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. OIG’s Review of Proposed Rules Executive Order 13777, entitled ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda’’ (82 FR 12285), instructs agencies to review regulations which should be repealed, replaced, or modified. As a result of a review undertaken after the issuance of Executive Order 13777, OIG identified a Proposed Rule (described below), which we do not intend to finalize. Accordingly, OIG is withdrawing the Proposed Rule from the Federal Register. B. OIG’s Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule The Proposed Rule that OIG is withdrawing was published in 2002. OIG neither applied nor enforced the position stated therein, nor does it now intend to do so. If OIG were to finalize this proposal, we would require updated comments from the public, as reimbursement methods and other aspects of the healthcare industry have changed in the interim. As a result, OIG is withdrawing the following Proposed Rule to eliminate any confusion that could result from its presence in the public domain: The Proposed Rule, Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbor Under the AntiKickback Statute for Waiver of Beneficiary Coinsurance and Deductible Amounts (67 FR 60202, September 25, 2002), would have expanded an existing safe harbor at 42 CFR 1001.952(k) to include waivers of cost sharing amounts for Part A and B services for holders of Medicare SELECT policies (a type of Medicare supplement (Medigap) plan). II. Regulatory Impact We expect minimal regulatory impact and reaction because of the passage of time since the Proposed Rule was published and because, to our knowledge, the public is not currently relying on, and may be unaware of, it. Joanne M. Chiedi, Acting Inspector General. Dated: July 25, 2019. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–16346 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4152–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 37821 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General 42 CFR Part 1003 RIN 0991–AA45 Withdrawal of Proposed Rule ‘‘Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Civil Money Penalties for Hospital Physician Incentive Plans’’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Withdrawal of Proposed Rule. AGENCY: This document informs the public that OIG has determined not to pursue a proposed rule published in the Federal Register and, as a result, is withdrawing it. OIG is taking this action to avoid any confusion that could be caused by having this proposal in the public domain. DATES: The Proposed Rule listed under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION is withdrawn as of August 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Zajic, Supervisory Project Manager, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202–619–0335. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background A. OIG’s Review of Proposed Rules Executive Order 13777, entitled ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda’’ (82 FR 12285), instructs agencies to review regulations which should be repealed, replaced, or modified. As a result of a review undertaken after the issuance of Executive Order 13777, OIG identified a Proposed Rule (described below), which we do not intend to finalize. Accordingly, OIG is withdrawing the proposed rule from the Federal Register. B. OIG’s Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule The Proposed Rule that OIG is withdrawing was published in 1994. OIG neither applied nor enforced the positions stated therein, nor does it now intend to do so. If OIG were to finalize this proposal, we would require updated comments from the public, as reimbursement methods and other aspects of the healthcare industry have E:\FR\FM\02AUP1.SGM 02AUP1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General

42 CFR Part 1001

RIN 0991-AB16


Withdrawal of Proposed Rule ``Medicare and State Health Care 
Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute 
for Waiver of Beneficiary Coinsurance and Deductible Amounts''

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Withdrawal of Proposed Rul

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SUMMARY:  This document informs the public that OIG has determined not 
to pursue a proposed rule published in the Federal Register and, as a 
result, is withdrawing it. OIG is taking this action to avoid any 
confusion that could be caused by having this proposal in the public 
domain.

DATES: The Proposed Rule described under Supplementary Information is 
withdrawn as of August 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Cohen Building, 
330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Zajic, Supervisory Project 
Manager, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Cohen Building, 
330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202-619-0335.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

A. OIG's Review of Proposed Rules

    Executive Order 13777, entitled ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform 
Agenda'' (82 FR 12285), instructs agencies to review regulations which 
should be repealed, replaced, or modified. As a result of a review 
undertaken after the issuance of Executive Order 13777, OIG identified 
a Proposed Rule (described below), which we do not intend to finalize. 
Accordingly, OIG is withdrawing the Proposed Rule from the Federal 
Register.

B. OIG's Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule

    The Proposed Rule that OIG is withdrawing was published in 2002. 
OIG neither applied nor enforced the position stated therein, nor does 
it now intend to do so. If OIG were to finalize this proposal, we would 
require updated comments from the public, as reimbursement methods and 
other aspects of the healthcare industry have changed in the interim. 
As a result, OIG is withdrawing the following Proposed Rule to 
eliminate any confusion that could result from its presence in the 
public domain:
    The Proposed Rule, Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud 
and Abuse; Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute for Waiver of 
Beneficiary Coinsurance and Deductible Amounts (67 FR 60202, September 
25, 2002), would have expanded an existing safe harbor at 42 CFR 
1001.952(k) to include waivers of cost sharing amounts for Part A and B 
services for holders of Medicare SELECT policies (a type of Medicare 
supplement (Medigap) plan).

II. Regulatory Impact

    We expect minimal regulatory impact and reaction because of the 
passage of time since the Proposed Rule was published and because, to 
our knowledge, the public is not currently relying on, and may be 
unaware of, it.

Joanne M. Chiedi,
Acting Inspector General.
    Dated: July 25, 2019.
Alex M. Azar II,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-16346 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]
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