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Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Proposal To Withdraw or Repeal
Document Number: 2021-23472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Inspector General
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is proposing to withdraw or repeal a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. The SUNSET final rule was originally scheduled to take effect on March 22, 2021. However, after a lawsuit was filed on March 9, 2021, seeking to overturn the SUNSET final rule, HHS issued an administrative delay of effective date that extended the effective date of the SUNSET final rule until March 22, 2022. HHS is now proposing to withdraw or repeal the SUNSET final rule.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Administrative Delay of Effective Date; Correction
Document Number: 2021-05907
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Inspector General
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is postponing, pending judicial review, the effective date of a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. This document also corrects certain errors in the SUNSET final rule.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely
Document Number: 2021-00597
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Inspector General
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires agencies to publish plans to conduct periodic reviews of certain of their regulations. Multiple Executive Orders also require agencies to submit plans for periodic reviews of certain regulations. To further comply with the RFA and Executive Orders, and to ensure the Department's regulations have appropriate impacts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department) issues this final rule amending its regulations to set expiration dates for the Department's regulations (subject to certain exceptions), unless the Department periodically assesses the regulations to determine if they are subject to the RFA, and if they are, performs a review that satisfies the criteria in the RFA.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25890
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Medicare Program; National Expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports
Document Number: 2020-25728
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This notice announces the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports to all states, but we are delaying the implementation of the expansion to all additional states due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The model will continue to operate in the states currently participating in the model under section 1115A of the Social Security Act (the Act), which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. CMS will continue to monitor the Public Health Emergency and will provide public notice before implementing the model in additional states.
Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities, Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 2020-11758
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (``the Department'' or ``HHS'') is committed to ensuring the civil rights of all individuals who access or seek to access health programs or activities of covered entities under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (``ACA''). After considering public comments, in this final rule, the Department revises its Section 1557 regulations, Title IX regulations, and specific regulations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (``CMS'') as proposed, with minor and primarily technical corrections. This will better comply with the mandates of Congress, address legal concerns, relieve billions of dollars in undue regulatory burdens, further substantive compliance, reduce confusion, and clarify the scope of Section 1557 in keeping with pre-existing civil rights statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-21768
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
In accordance with requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is updating an existing system of records maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), system No. 09-70-0550, titled ``Medicare Retiree Drug Subsidy Program'' (RDSP), and renaming it ``Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS), HHS/CMS/CM.'' This system collects and maintains information about individuals who are qualifying covered retirees so that accurate and timely subsidy payments may be made to plan sponsors who continue to offer actuarially equivalent prescription drug coverage to the qualifying covered retirees.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application by Accreditation Commission for Health Care for Continued CMS-Approval of Its Hospice Accreditation Program
Document Number: 2019-13901
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of an application from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organizations complete application, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities
Document Number: 2019-11512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (``the Department'') is committed to ensuring the civil rights of all individuals who access or seek to access health programs or activities of covered entities under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Department proposes to revise its Section 1557 regulation in order to better comply with the mandates of Congress, address legal concerns, relieve billions of dollars in undue regulatory burdens, further substantive compliance, reduce confusion, and clarify the scope of Section 1557 in keeping with pre-existing civil rights statutes and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.
Home Health Services
Document Number: 2019-09854
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the Community Health Accreditation Partner for Continued CMS Approval of Its Hospice Accreditation Program
Document Number: 2018-12840
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of an application from the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: C1-2016-02278
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Notice of Hearing: Reconsideration of Disapproval Texas Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 14-25
Document Number: 2015-16098
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (hhs), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This notice announces an administrative hearing to be held on August 6, 2015, at the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Division of Medicaid & Children's Health, Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 714, Dallas, TX 75202, to reconsider CMS' decision to disapprove Texas' Medicaid SPA 14-25. Closing Date: Requests to participate in the hearing as a party must be received by the presiding officer by July 15, 2015.
Medicare and Medicaid Program: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies
Document Number: 2014-23895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed rule would revise the current conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The proposed requirements would focus on the care delivered to patients by home health agencies, reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow home health agencies greater flexibility in meeting quality care standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements. These changes are an integral part of our overall effort to achieve broad-based, measurable improvements in the quality of care furnished through the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while at the same time eliminating unnecessary procedural burdens on providers.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of New System of Records
Document Number: 2014-14038
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, we are proposing to establish a new SOR, titled ``CMS Encounter Data System (EDS)'', System No. 09-70-0506. CMS intends to collect encounter data, or data on each item or service delivered to enrollees of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans offered by MA organizations as defined at Title 42, Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Sec. 422.4. Pursuant to 42 CFR 422.310, each MA organization must submit encounter data to CMS that is used to determine the risk adjustment factors for payment, updating the risk adjustment model, calculating Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) percentages, Medicare coverage purposes, and quality review and improvement activities. Encounter data will be collected and maintained in the EDS. Under the authority granted in Section 1115 of the Social Security Act (the Act), CMS is authorized to conduct experimental, pilot or demonstration projects. CMS is conducting a demonstration project under the Financial Alignment Initiative to test a new capitated payment system and item/ service delivery model designed to lower costs and improve the quality of care for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). CMS and the participating State Medicaid agency jointly contract with health plans (known as Medicare-Medicaid Plans or ``MMPs''). MMPs are paid monthly on a capitated basis and are required to submit to CMS comprehensive encounter data on each item or service provided to each enrollee, including both Medicare and Medicaid items and services. The program and the SOR are more thoroughly described in the Supplemental Information section and System of Records Notice (SORN), below.
Pilot Program for Parallel Review of Medical Products; Extension of the Duration of the Program
Document Number: 2013-29822
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (the Agencies) are announcing the extension of the ``Pilot Program for Parallel Review of Medical Products.'' The Agencies have decided to continue the program as currently designed for an additional period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-22517
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2013-20396
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2012-6035
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2011-31536
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2011-29629
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for Approval of Deeming Authority for Rural Health Clinics
Document Number: 2011-27962
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) for recognition as a national accrediting organization for rural health clinics (RHCs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Pilot Program for Parallel Review of Medical Products; Correction
Document Number: 2011-27694
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register of October 11, 2011 (76 FR 62808). The document announced a pilot program for sponsors of innovative device technologies to participate in a program of parallel FDA-CMS review. The document was published with an incorrect Web page address and an incorrect email address. This document corrects those errors.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2011-26344
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Pilot Program for Parallel Review of Medical Products
Document Number: 2011-25907
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (the Agencies) are soliciting nominations from sponsors of innovative device technologies to participate in a pilot program for concurrent review of certain FDA premarket review submissions and CMS national coverage determinations. The Agencies announced the intention to initiate a pilot program in the Federal Register of September 17, 2010. The Agencies are now providing notice of the procedures for voluntary participation in the pilot program, as well as the guiding principles the Agencies intend to follow.
Medicare Program; Section 3113: The Treatment of Certain Complex Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Demonstration; Extension of the Deadline for Submission of Supporting Information
Document Number: 2011-20304
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This notice extends the deadline for submitting supporting information to request a temporary code under the Treatment of Certain Complex Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Demonstration. The deadline for submitting supporting information to request a temporary code under the Demonstration, which ended on August 1, 2011, has been extended to September 6, 2011.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Joint Commission for Continued Deeming Authority for Critical Access Hospitals
Document Number: 2011-11705
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of an application from the Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for critical access hospitals (CAHs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(a)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2010-29252
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Parallel Review of Medical Products
Document Number: 2010-23252
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are considering establishing a process for overlapping evaluations of premarket, FDA-regulated medical products when the product sponsor and both agencies agree to such parallel review. This process will serve the public interest by reducing the time between FDA marketing approval or clearance decisions and CMS national coverage determinations (NCDs). The agencies are establishing a docket to receive information and comment from the public on what products would be appropriate for parallel review by the two agencies, what procedures should be developed, how a parallel review process should be implemented, and other issues related to the effective operation of the process. The agencies are also announcing their intent to create a pilot program for parallel review of medical devices. The pilot program will begin after both agencies have reviewed the public comments on this notice. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the exchange of data and information has been completed between the two agencies. See http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ PartnershipsCollaborations/MemorandaofUnderstandingMOUs/Domes ticMOUs/ ucm217585.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-22593
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2010-22108
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice announces the establishment of a CMP that CMS plans to conduct with the Health Administration Center (HAC) of the Department of Veteran Affairs. We have provided background information about the proposed matching program in the ``Supplementary Information'' section below. The Privacy Act provides an opportunity for interested persons to comment on the proposed matching program. We may defer implementation of this matching program if we receive comments that persuade us to defer implementation. See ``Effective Dates'' section below for comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21722
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21721
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-31298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-26541
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-21674
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-18995
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: E9-18587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed rule sets forth an update to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates; the national standardized 60-day episode rates, the national per-visit rates, the non-routine medical supply (NRS) conversion factor, and the low utilization payment amount (LUPA) add-on payment amount, under the Medicare prospective payment system for home health agencies effective January 1, 2010. In addition, this rule proposes a change to the HH PPS outlier policy and proposes to require the submission of OASIS data as a condition for payment under the HH PPS. Also, this rule proposes payment safeguards that would improve our enrollment process, improve the quality of care that Medicare beneficiaries receive from HHAs, and reduce the Medicare program's vulnerability to fraud. This rule also proposes clarifying language to the ``skilled services'' section and Condition of Participation (CoP) section of our regulations. This proposed rule also clarifies the coverage of routine medical supplies under the HH PPS. We are also soliciting comments on: Physician/patient interaction associated with the home health plan of care (POC); a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Health Care Survey; the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), Version C, effective January 1, 2010; proposed pay for reporting measures for use in CY 2011; and a number of minor payment-related issues. We are also responding to comments received as a result of our solicitation in the CY 2008 HH PPS final rule with comment period.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for Deeming Authority for Hospices
Document Number: E9-17611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(a)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-17603
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-14736
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the American Osteopathic Association for Continued Deeming Authority for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Document Number: E9-12109
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The statute requires that we publish, within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, a notice identifying the national accrediting body making the request, describing the nature of the request, and providing at least a 30-day public comment period.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Community Health Accreditation Program for Continued Deeming Authority for Hospices
Document Number: E9-12031
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-10326
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-8249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Joint Commission for Continued Deeming Authority for Hospices
Document Number: E8-28178
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(b)(3)(A) of the Act, recodified under the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-275, July 15, 2008) (MIPPA) as section 1865(a)(3)(A) requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2008-02 HHS Computer Match No. 0602
Document Number: E8-23080
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice establishes a computer matching agreement between CMS and the Department of Defense (DoD). We have provided background information about the proposed matching program in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Privacy Act requires that CMS provide an opportunity for interested persons to comment on the proposed matching program. We may defer implementation of this matching program if we receive comments that persuade us to defer implementation. See ``Effective Dates'' section below for comment period.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E8-21669
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for Continued Deeming Authority for Home Health Agencies
Document Number: E8-18971
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for home health agencies (HHAs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(b)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; The Joint Commission for Continued Deeming Authority for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Document Number: E8-14679
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(b)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.