Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE); January 15, 2020 Meeting, 71948-71950 [2019-28004]

Download as PDF 71948 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices 10, 1987. Under the subpart, a contracting officer may insert the clause at FAR 52.227–11, Patent RightsOwnership by the Contractor, or 52.227–13, Patent Rights-Ownership by the Government, in solicitations and contracts pertaining to inventions made in the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work. In accordance with the clauses, a Government contractor must report all subject inventions to the contracting officer, submit a disclosure of the invention, and identify any publication, sale, or public use of the invention (FAR 52.227–11(c), 52.227–13(e)(1)). The contracting officer may modify FAR 52.227–11(e) or otherwise supplement the clause to require contractors to submit periodic or interim and final reports listing subject inventions (FAR 27.303(b)(2)(i) and (ii)). In order to ensure that subject inventions are reported, the contractor is required to establish and maintain effective procedures for identifying and disclosing subject inventions (FAR 52.227–11, Alternate IV; 52.227– 13(e)(1)). In addition, the contractor must require its employees, by written agreements, to disclose subject inventions (FAR 52.227–11(e)(2); 52.227–13(e)(4)). The contractor also has an obligation to utilize the subject invention, and agree to report, upon request, the utilization or efforts to utilize the subject invention (FAR 52.227–11(f); 52.227–13(c)(1)(iii)). C. Annual Burden D. Public Comment khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 56192, on October 21, 2019. No comments were received. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all correspondence. Dated: December 23, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–28163 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–7057–N] Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE); January 15, 2020 Meeting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the next meeting of the APOE (the Panel) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the public. DATES: Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time (e.s.t). Deadline for Meeting Registration, Presentations, Special Accommodations and Comments: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time (e.s.t). SUMMARY: Meeting Location: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 505A, Washington, DC 20201. Presentations and Written Comments: Presentations and written comments should be submitted to: Lisa Carr, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 325G HHH, Washington, DC 20201, 202–690–5742, or via email at APOE@ cms.hhs.gov. Registration: The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register at the website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ apoe-january-15–2020-meeting-tickets81969951331 or by contacting the DFO listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, by the date listed in the ‘‘DATES’’ section of this notice. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation or other special accommodations should contact the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES: Respondents: 3,379. Total Annual Responses: 13,200. Total Burden Hours: 52,800. VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the ‘‘DATES’’ section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Carr, Designated Federal Official, Office of Communications, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 325G HHH, Washington, DC 20201, 202–690–5742, or via email at APOE@cms.hhs.gov. Additional information about the APOE is available at: http://www.cms.gov/ Regulations-and-guidance/Guidance/ FACA/APOE.html. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS Press Office at (202) 690–6145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Charter Renewal Information A. Background The Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. The Panel is authorized by section 1114(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1314(f)) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a). The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Secretary) signed the charter establishing the Citizen’s Advisory Panel on Medicare Education 1 (the predecessor to the APOE) on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899) to advise and make recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the effective implementation of national Medicare education programs, including with respect to the Medicare+Choice (M+C) program added by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105–33). The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) (Pub. L. 108–173) expanded the existing health plan options and benefits available under the M+C program and renamed it the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. CMS has had substantial responsibilities to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries about the range of health plan options available and better tools to evaluate these options. The successful MA program implementation required CMS to consider the views and policy input from a variety of private sector constituents and to develop a 1 We note that the Citizen’s Advisory Panel on Medicare Education is also referred to as the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (65 FR 4617). The name was updated in the Second Amended Charter approved on July 24, 2000. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices broad range of public-private partnerships. In addition, Title I of the MMA authorized the Secretary and the Administrator of CMS (by delegation) to establish the Medicare prescription drug benefit. The drug benefit allows beneficiaries to obtain qualified prescription drug coverage. In order to effectively administer the MA program and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, we have substantial responsibilities to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries about the range of health plan options and benefits available, and to develop better tools to evaluate these plans and benefits. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111–148) and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–152) (collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act) expanded the availability of other options for health care coverage and enacted a number of changes to Medicare as well as to Medicaid and CHIP. Qualified individuals and qualified employers are now able to purchase private health insurance coverage through a competitive marketplace, called an Affordable Insurance Exchange (also called Health Insurance MarketplaceSM, or MarketplaceSM 2). In order to effectively implement and administer these changes, we must provide information to consumers, providers, and other stakeholders through education and outreach programs regarding how existing programs will change and the expanded range of health coverage options available, including private health insurance coverage through the MarketplaceSM. The APOE (the Panel) allows us to consider a broad range of views and information from interested audiences in connection with this effort and to identify opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of education strategies concerning the Affordable Care Act. The scope of this Panel also includes advising on issues pertaining to the education of providers and stakeholders with respect to the Affordable Care Act and certain provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub.L. 111–5). On January 21, 2011, the Panel’s charter was renewed and the Panel was renamed the Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education. The Panel’s 2 Health Insurance MarketplaceSM and MarketplaceSM are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 charter was most recently renewed on January 19, 2019, and will terminate on January 19, 2021 unless renewed by appropriate action. B. Charter Renewal In accordance with the January 19, 2019, charter, the APOE will advise the HHS and CMS on developing and implementing education programs that support individuals who are enrolled in or eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or coverage available through the Health Insurance MarketplaceSM and other CMS programs. The scope of this Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) group also includes advising on education of providers and stakeholders with respect to health care reform and certain provisions of the HITECH Act enacted as part of the ARRA. The charter will terminate on January 19, 2021, unless renewed by appropriate action. The APOE was chartered under 42 U.S.C. 217a, section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The APOE is governed by provisions of Pub. L. 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. In accordance with the renewed charter, the APOE will advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the CMS Administrator concerning optimal strategies for the following: • Developing and implementing education and outreach programs for individuals enrolled in, or eligible for, Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP, and coverage available through the Health Insurance MarketplaceSM and other CMS programs. • Enhancing the federal government’s effectiveness in informing Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or the Health Insurance MarketplaceSM consumers, issuers, providers, and stakeholders, pursuant to education and outreach programs of issues regarding these programs, including the appropriate use of publicprivate partnerships to leverage the resources of the private sector in educating beneficiaries, providers, partners and stakeholders. • Expanding outreach to vulnerable and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP and the Health Insurance MarketplaceSM education programs, and other CMS programs as designated. • Assembling and sharing an information base of ‘‘best practices’’ for helping consumers evaluate health coverage options. • Building and leveraging existing community infrastructures for information, counseling, and assistance. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71949 • Drawing the program link between outreach and education, promoting consumer understanding of health care coverage choices, and facilitating consumer selection/enrollment, which in turn support the overarching goal of improved access to quality care, including prevention services, envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. The current members of the Panel as of November 18, 2019 are: Angie Boddie, Director of Health Programs, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.; Julie Carter, Senior Federal Policy Associate, Medicare Rights Center; Scott Ferguson, Director of Care Transitions and Population Health, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital; Leslie Fried, Senior Director, Center for Benefits Access, National Council on Aging; David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System; JeanVenable R. Goode, Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University; Louise Scherer Knight, Director, Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; Cheri Lattimer, Executive Director, National Transitions of Care Coalition; Michael Minor, National Director, H.O.P.E. HHS Partnership, National Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated; Cathy Phan, Business Development Coordinator, Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic; Margot Savoy, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temple University Physicians; Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, President and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance; and Tobin Van Ostern, CoFounder, Young Invincibles Advisors; Tia Whitaker, Statewide Director, Outreach and Enrollment, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers. II. Provisions of this Notice In accordance with section 10(a) of the FACA, this notice announces a meeting of the APOE. The agenda for the January 15, 2020 meeting will include the following: • Welcome and listening session with CMS leadership • Recap of the previous (November 14, 2019) meeting • CMS programs, initiatives, and priorities • An opportunity for public comment • Meeting summary, review of recommendations, and next steps Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 71950 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices copy of the oral presentation to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The number of oral presentations may be limited by the time available. Individuals not wishing to make an oral presentation may submit written comments to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. III. Security, Building, and Parking Guidelines The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register by contacting the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or by telephone at the number listed in the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice by the date specified in the DATES section of this notice. This meeting will be held in a federal government building, the Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Building; therefore, federal security measures are applicable. The REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13) establishes minimum standards for the issuance of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards. It prohibits federal agencies from accepting an official driver’s license or ID card from a state for any official purpose unless the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security determines that the state meets these standards. Beginning October 2015, photo IDs (such as a valid driver’s license) issued by a state or territory not in compliance with the Real ID Act will not be accepted as identification to enter federal buildings. Visitors from these states/territories will need to provide alternative proof of identification (such as a valid passport) to gain entrance into federal buildings. The current list of states from which a federal agency may accept driver’s licenses for an official purpose is found at http://www.dhs.gov/ real-id-enforcement-brief. We recommend that confirmed registrants arrive reasonably early, but no earlier than 45 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, to allow additional time to clear security. Security measures include the following: • Presentation of a government-issued photographic identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service personnel. • Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means, of all persons entering the building. We note that all items brought into HHH Building, whether personal or for the purpose of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 presentation or to support a presentation, are subject to inspection. We cannot assume responsibility for coordinating the receipt, transfer, transport, storage, set up, safety, or timely arrival of any personal belongings or items used for presentation or to support a presentation. Note: Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be permitted to enter the building and will be unable to attend the meeting. IV. Collection of Information This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is, reporting, recordkeeping, or third-party disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Authority: Sec. 1114(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1314(f)), sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) and 41 CFR part 102–3). Dated: December 19, 2019. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2019–28004 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) proposes to collect information as part of the Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (CHaRMED) study. The purpose of the CHaRMED study is to better understand the services that fatherhood programs provide in the areas of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) and coparenting to learn what strategies hold promise for promoting active engagement in these services. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. DATES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The proposed information collection will examine how fatherhood programs include HMRE and coparenting content, the types of activities programs use to promote fathers’ healthy romantic relationships and coparenting relationships, barriers to addressing healthy romantic relationships and coparenting in fatherhood programs, the relevance and success of addressing healthy romantic relationships and coparenting with fathers alone versus with couples or both parents, fathers’ and coparents’ reactions to this programming, curriculum developers’ perspectives on the curricula used, and what types of partnerships fatherhood programs have with other agencies to promote fathers’ healthy romantic relationships and coparenting. This information will be collected through semi-structured interviews with fatherhood program staff, community partners, fathers who are no longer participating in the programs, and curriculum developers; and through focus groups with current program participants (fathers) and coparents. This information will inform future efforts to promote healthy romantic relationships and coparenting through fatherhood programming. Respondents: Federal and non-federal fatherhood program staff (e.g., program directors and facilitators), community partners, fathers, coparents, and curriculum developers. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-7057-N]


Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education 
(APOE); January 15, 2020 Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the APOE (the Panel) 
in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel 
advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of 
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to 
enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning 
the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the 
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the 
public.

DATES: Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
eastern standard time (e.s.t).
    Deadline for Meeting Registration, Presentations, Special 
Accommodations and Comments: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 5:00 p.m. 
eastern standard time (e.s.t).

ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: U.S. Department of Health & Human 
Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, 
Room 505A, Washington, DC 20201.
    Presentations and Written Comments: Presentations and written 
comments should be submitted to: Lisa Carr, Designated Federal Official 
(DFO), Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 325G HHH, Washington, DC 
20201, 202-690-5742, or via email at [email protected].
    Registration: The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is 
limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting 
must register at the website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apoe-january-15-2020-meeting-tickets-81969951331 or by contacting the DFO listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, by the date 
listed in the ``DATES'' section of this notice. Individuals requiring 
sign language interpretation or other special accommodations should 
contact the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice by the date listed in the ``DATES'' section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Carr, Designated Federal 
Official, Office of Communications, 200 Independence Avenue SW, 
Mailstop 325G HHH, Washington, DC 20201, 202-690-5742, or via email at 
[email protected]. Additional information about the APOE is available 
at: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-guidance/Guidance/FACA/APOE.html. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS Press Office at 
(202) 690-6145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background and Charter Renewal Information

A. Background

    The Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) is 
governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
(Pub. L. 92-463), as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth 
standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. The 
Panel is authorized by section 1114(f) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 1314(f)) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 217a).
    The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) (the Secretary) signed the charter establishing the Citizen's 
Advisory Panel on Medicare Education \1\ (the predecessor to the APOE) 
on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899) to advise and make recommendations to 
the Secretary and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS) on the effective implementation of national 
Medicare education programs, including with respect to the 
Medicare+Choice (M+C) program added by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 
(Pub. L. 105-33).
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    \1\ We note that the Citizen's Advisory Panel on Medicare 
Education is also referred to as the Advisory Panel on Medicare 
Education (65 FR 4617). The name was updated in the Second Amended 
Charter approved on July 24, 2000.
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    The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act 
of 2003 (MMA) (Pub. L. 108-173) expanded the existing health plan 
options and benefits available under the M+C program and renamed it the 
Medicare Advantage (MA) program. CMS has had substantial 
responsibilities to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries about 
the range of health plan options available and better tools to evaluate 
these options. The successful MA program implementation required CMS to 
consider the views and policy input from a variety of private sector 
constituents and to develop a

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broad range of public-private partnerships.
    In addition, Title I of the MMA authorized the Secretary and the 
Administrator of CMS (by delegation) to establish the Medicare 
prescription drug benefit. The drug benefit allows beneficiaries to 
obtain qualified prescription drug coverage. In order to effectively 
administer the MA program and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, 
we have substantial responsibilities to provide information to Medicare 
beneficiaries about the range of health plan options and benefits 
available, and to develop better tools to evaluate these plans and 
benefits.
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148) 
and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-
152) (collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act) expanded the 
availability of other options for health care coverage and enacted a 
number of changes to Medicare as well as to Medicaid and CHIP. 
Qualified individuals and qualified employers are now able to purchase 
private health insurance coverage through a competitive marketplace, 
called an Affordable Insurance Exchange (also called Health Insurance 
Marketplace\SM\, or Marketplace\SM\ \2\). In order to effectively 
implement and administer these changes, we must provide information to 
consumers, providers, and other stakeholders through education and 
outreach programs regarding how existing programs will change and the 
expanded range of health coverage options available, including private 
health insurance coverage through the Marketplace\SM\. The APOE (the 
Panel) allows us to consider a broad range of views and information 
from interested audiences in connection with this effort and to 
identify opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of education 
strategies concerning the Affordable Care Act.
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    \2\ Health Insurance Marketplace\SM\ and Marketplace\SM\ are 
service marks of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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    The scope of this Panel also includes advising on issues pertaining 
to the education of providers and stakeholders with respect to the 
Affordable Care Act and certain provisions of the Health Information 
Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act enacted as 
part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) 
(Pub.L. 111-5).
    On January 21, 2011, the Panel's charter was renewed and the Panel 
was renamed the Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education. The Panel's 
charter was most recently renewed on January 19, 2019, and will 
terminate on January 19, 2021 unless renewed by appropriate action.

B. Charter Renewal

    In accordance with the January 19, 2019, charter, the APOE will 
advise the HHS and CMS on developing and implementing education 
programs that support individuals who are enrolled in or eligible for 
Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or coverage available through the Health 
Insurance Marketplace\SM\ and other CMS programs. The scope of this 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) group also includes advising on 
education of providers and stakeholders with respect to health care 
reform and certain provisions of the HITECH Act enacted as part of the 
ARRA.
    The charter will terminate on January 19, 2021, unless renewed by 
appropriate action. The APOE was chartered under 42 U.S.C. 217a, 
section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The APOE is 
governed by provisions of Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 
2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory 
committees.
    In accordance with the renewed charter, the APOE will advise the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services and the CMS Administrator 
concerning optimal strategies for the following:
     Developing and implementing education and outreach 
programs for individuals enrolled in, or eligible for, Medicare, 
Medicaid, the CHIP, and coverage available through the Health Insurance 
Marketplace\SM\ and other CMS programs.
     Enhancing the federal government's effectiveness in 
informing Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or the Health Insurance 
Marketplace\SM\ consumers, issuers, providers, and stakeholders, 
pursuant to education and outreach programs of issues regarding these 
programs, including the appropriate use of public-private partnerships 
to leverage the resources of the private sector in educating 
beneficiaries, providers, partners and stakeholders.
     Expanding outreach to vulnerable and underserved 
communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of 
Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP and the Health Insurance Marketplace\SM\ 
education programs, and other CMS programs as designated.
     Assembling and sharing an information base of ``best 
practices'' for helping consumers evaluate health coverage options.
     Building and leveraging existing community infrastructures 
for information, counseling, and assistance.
     Drawing the program link between outreach and education, 
promoting consumer understanding of health care coverage choices, and 
facilitating consumer selection/enrollment, which in turn support the 
overarching goal of improved access to quality care, including 
prevention services, envisioned under the Affordable Care Act.
    The current members of the Panel as of November 18, 2019 are: Angie 
Boddie, Director of Health Programs, National Caucus and Center on 
Black Aging, Inc.; Julie Carter, Senior Federal Policy Associate, 
Medicare Rights Center; Scott Ferguson, Director of Care Transitions 
and Population Health, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital; Leslie Fried, 
Senior Director, Center for Benefits Access, National Council on Aging; 
David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System; Jean-Venable R. 
Goode, Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, 
School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University; Louise Scherer 
Knight, Director, Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services 
Program, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; Cheri 
Lattimer, Executive Director, National Transitions of Care Coalition; 
Michael Minor, National Director, H.O.P.E. HHS Partnership, National 
Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated; Cathy Phan, Business Development 
Coordinator, Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic; Margot 
Savoy, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temple 
University Physicians; Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, President and 
CEO, Better Medicare Alliance; and Tobin Van Ostern, Co-Founder, Young 
Invincibles Advisors; Tia Whitaker, Statewide Director, Outreach and 
Enrollment, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers.

II. Provisions of this Notice

    In accordance with section 10(a) of the FACA, this notice announces 
a meeting of the APOE. The agenda for the January 15, 2020 meeting will 
include the following:
     Welcome and listening session with CMS leadership
     Recap of the previous (November 14, 2019) meeting
     CMS programs, initiatives, and priorities
     An opportunity for public comment
     Meeting summary, review of recommendations, and next steps
    Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral 
presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written

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copy of the oral presentation to the DFO at the address listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES 
section of this notice. The number of oral presentations may be limited 
by the time available. Individuals not wishing to make an oral 
presentation may submit written comments to the DFO at the address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in 
the DATES section of this notice.

III. Security, Building, and Parking Guidelines

    The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the 
space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register 
by contacting the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of 
this notice or by telephone at the number listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice by the date specified in the 
DATES section of this notice. This meeting will be held in a federal 
government building, the Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Building; therefore, 
federal security measures are applicable.
    The REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13) establishes minimum 
standards for the issuance of state-issued driver's licenses and 
identification (ID) cards. It prohibits federal agencies from accepting 
an official driver's license or ID card from a state for any official 
purpose unless the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security 
determines that the state meets these standards. Beginning October 
2015, photo IDs (such as a valid driver's license) issued by a state or 
territory not in compliance with the Real ID Act will not be accepted 
as identification to enter federal buildings. Visitors from these 
states/territories will need to provide alternative proof of 
identification (such as a valid passport) to gain entrance into federal 
buildings. The current list of states from which a federal agency may 
accept driver's licenses for an official purpose is found at http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief.
    We recommend that confirmed registrants arrive reasonably early, 
but no earlier than 45 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, to 
allow additional time to clear security. Security measures include the 
following:
     Presentation of a government-issued photographic 
identification to the Federal Protective Service or Guard Service 
personnel.
     Inspection, via metal detector or other applicable means, 
of all persons entering the building. We note that all items brought 
into HHH Building, whether personal or for the purpose of presentation 
or to support a presentation, are subject to inspection. We cannot 
assume responsibility for coordinating the receipt, transfer, 
transport, storage, set up, safety, or timely arrival of any personal 
belongings or items used for presentation or to support a presentation.
    Note: Individuals who are not registered in advance will not be 
permitted to enter the building and will be unable to attend the 
meeting.

IV. Collection of Information

    This document does not impose information collection requirements, 
that is, reporting, recordkeeping, or third-party disclosure 
requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office 
of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

    Authority:  Sec. 1114(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
1314(f)), sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
217a), and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92-463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) 
and 41 CFR part 102-3).

    Dated: December 19, 2019.
Seema Verma,
Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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