Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority, 510 [2019-28267]

Download as PDF 510 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 3 / Monday, January 6, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 84 FR 49535–49540 dated September 20, 2019). HRSA is making changes within their Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of National Hansen’s Program, to improve the delivery of patient services, increase management and administrative efficiencies, and optimize use of staff resources within the Division. Specifically this reorganization updates the functions of the Division of National Hansen’s Disease Program (RRH). Chapter RRH—Division of National Hansen’s Disease Program lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Section RRH.20 Function Delete the functional statement for the Division of National Hansen’s Disease Program (RRH) in its entirety and replace with the following: Division of National Hansen’s Disease Program (RRH) The National Hansen’s Disease Program (NHDP) in accordance with regulations and the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, Sec. 320 as amended by Public Law 105–78, Sec. 211, (1) provides care and treatment for persons with Hansen’s Disease (leprosy), including managing a national shortterm and outpatient health care delivery program providing specialized services to persons with Hansen’s Disease; (2) conducts and promotes the coordination of research (including clinical research), investigations, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of Hansen’s disease and other mycobacterial diseases and complications related to such diseases; (3) conducts training in the diagnosis and management of Hansen’s disease and related complications; (4) provides education and training to staff from the outpatient Hansen’s Disease Clinics and to private physicians; (5) operates and oversees the National Hansen’s Disease Museum and Cemetery; (6) consults on the coordination of activities within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jan 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations involved in Hansen’s Disease activities; (7) manages a network of contracted outpatient clinics providing care to persons with Hansen’s Disease; and (8) manages and coordinates the National Hansen’s Disease Program’s administrative and operational activities with HRSA and HHS, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations involved in Hansen’s Disease activities. Section RRH.30, Delegation of Authority All delegations of authority and redelegations of authority made to officials and employees of affected organizational components will continue in them or their successors pending further redelegation, if allowed, provided they are consistent with this reorganization. This reorganization is effective upon date of signature. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3101) Dated: December 18, 2019. Thomas J. Engels, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–28267 Filed 1–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [OMHA–1903–N] Medicare Program; Administrative Law Judge Hearing Program for Medicare Claim and Entitlement Appeals; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances—July Through September 2019 Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This quarterly notice lists the OMHA Case Processing Manual (OCPM) instructions that were published from July through September 2019. This manual standardizes the day-to-day procedures for carrying out adjudicative functions, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, and OMHA directives, and gives OMHA staff direction for processing appeals at the OMHA level of adjudication. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorman, by telephone at (571) 457– 7220, or by email at jon.dorman@ hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jon I. Background The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA), a staff division within the Office of the Secretary within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), administers the nationwide Administrative Law Judge hearing program for Medicare claim; organization, coverage, and at-risk determination; and entitlement appeals under sections 1869, 1155, 1876(c)(5)(B), 1852(g)(5), and 1860D– 4(h) of the Social Security Act (the Act). OMHA ensures that Medicare beneficiaries and the providers and suppliers that furnish items or services to Medicare beneficiaries, as well as Medicare Advantage organizations (MAOs), Medicaid State agencies, and applicable plans, have a fair and impartial forum to address disagreements with Medicare coverage and payment determinations made by Medicare contractors, MAOs, or Part D plan sponsors (PDPSs), and determinations related to Medicare eligibility and entitlement, Part B late enrollment penalty, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts (IRMAA) made by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Medicare claim, organization determination, coverage determination, and at-risk determination appeals processes consist of four levels of administrative review, and a fifth level of review with the Federal district courts after administrative remedies under HHS regulations have been exhausted. The first two levels of review are administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and conducted by Medicare contractors for claim appeals, by MAOs and an Independent Review Entity (IRE) for Part C organization determination appeals, or by PDPSs and an IRE for Part D coverage determination and at-risk determination appeals. The third level of review is administered by OMHA and conducted by Administrative Law Judges and attorney adjudicators. The fourth level of review is administered by the HHS Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) and conducted by the Medicare Appeals Council (Council). In addition, OMHA and the DAB administer the second and third levels of appeal, respectively, for Medicare eligibility, entitlement, Part B late enrollment penalty, and IRMAA reconsiderations made by SSA; a fourth level of review with the Federal district courts is available after administrative remedies within SSA and HHS have been exhausted. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

    This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 84 
FR 49535-49540 dated September 20, 2019).
    HRSA is making changes within their Healthcare Systems Bureau, 
Division of National Hansen's Program, to improve the delivery of 
patient services, increase management and administrative efficiencies, 
and optimize use of staff resources within the Division.
    Specifically this reorganization updates the functions of the 
Division of National Hansen's Disease Program (RRH).

Chapter RRH--Division of National Hansen's Disease Program

Section RRH.20 Function

    Delete the functional statement for the Division of National 
Hansen's Disease Program (RRH) in its entirety and replace with the 
following:

Division of National Hansen's Disease Program (RRH)

    The National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP) in accordance with 
regulations and the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, Sec. 320 as 
amended by Public Law 105-78, Sec. 211, (1) provides care and treatment 
for persons with Hansen's Disease (leprosy), including managing a 
national short-term and outpatient health care delivery program 
providing specialized services to persons with Hansen's Disease; (2) 
conducts and promotes the coordination of research (including clinical 
research), investigations, demonstrations, and studies relating to the 
causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of Hansen's 
disease and other mycobacterial diseases and complications related to 
such diseases; (3) conducts training in the diagnosis and management of 
Hansen's disease and related complications; (4) provides education and 
training to staff from the outpatient Hansen's Disease Clinics and to 
private physicians; (5) operates and oversees the National Hansen's 
Disease Museum and Cemetery; (6) consults on the coordination of 
activities within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state 
and local governments, and other public and private organizations 
involved in Hansen's Disease activities; (7) manages a network of 
contracted outpatient clinics providing care to persons with Hansen's 
Disease; and (8) manages and coordinates the National Hansen's Disease 
Program's administrative and operational activities with HRSA and HHS, 
other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public 
and private organizations involved in Hansen's Disease activities.

Section RRH.30, Delegation of Authority

    All delegations of authority and re-delegations of authority made 
to officials and employees of affected organizational components will 
continue in them or their successors pending further redelegation, if 
allowed, provided they are consistent with this reorganization.
    This reorganization is effective upon date of signature.

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3101)

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Thomas J. Engels,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-28267 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P