Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E6-20666
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
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: E6-20543
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
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: E6-19428
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
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: E6-19133
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
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: 06-6773
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
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: 06-6658
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
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: E6-12037
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
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: 06-5134
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
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: E6-5831
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Notice of Grant Award to The National Council on the Aging, To Evaluate a Project Entitled, “Cost-Effective and Scalable Strategies for Enrolling Medicare Beneficiaries in Medicare Prescription Drug Extra Help”
Document Number: 06-2092
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a grant entitled, ``Cost-Effective and Scalable Strategies for Enrolling Medicare Beneficiaries in Medicare Prescription Drug Extra Help'' to The National Council on the Aging, 300 D Street, SW., Suite 801, Washington, DC 20024, in response to an unsolicited proposal. The period of performance is March 1, 2006 through February 28, 2007 (Year 1). The applicant proposes to use private-public partnerships to support a five-year strategy of identifying and enrolling eligible beneficiaries through a series of tailored, list-driven intervention approaches already known to be effective in Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) enrollment. The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) is partnering with Benefits Data Trust (BDT) to lead this list-driven intervention research project. They have already received private funds which they plan to award in grants to support test interventions for the proposed study. NCOA expects to test 24-30 intervention approaches over a five- year period. The NCOA team is soliciting CMS cooperation and support to accomplish two objectives critical to the success of the interventions. First, the proposed project will facilitate an ongoing partnership between NCOA and CMS to refine marketing lists by identifying beneficiaries already enrolled in the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) or Medicaid. This will allow BDT to create the ``cleanest'' list possible of potential LIS- eligibles. BDT reported that use of similarly refined lists for outreach efforts to low income populations has increased the enrollment success rate, and decreased the cost of enrollment. Secondly, NCOA is seeking CMS funding to evaluate alternative, list-based outreach strategies. NCOA intends to partner with L&M Policy Research for the evaluation of intervention approaches. In addition, NCOA will rely on Bridgespan to be an advisor for cost-effectiveness studies. Evaluation of these approaches could supplement existing market research knowledge, and be useful for quality improvement of ongoing and future beneficiary outreach efforts for LIS.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 06-1921
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Notice of Hearing: Reconsideration of Disapproval of Iowa State Plan Amendments 05-003
Document Number: 06-1647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This notice announces an administrative hearing to be held on April 13, 2006, at the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 E. 12th Street, Room 235, Kansas City Conference Room, Kansas City, MO 64106- 2898, to reconsider CMS' decision to disapprove Iowa State plan amendment 05- 003. Closing Date: Requests to participate in the hearing as a party must be received by the presiding officer by March 13, 2006.
Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2006 (RY 2007); Correction and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-2607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the proposed rule entitled ``Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2006 (RY 2007).'' This correction notice also extends the public comment period for an additional 60 days, to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the correct Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) payment policy.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 06-1768
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
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: 06-973
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
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: 06-1054
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare Program; Meeting of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council, March 6, 2006
Document Number: E6-702
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This notice announces a quarterly meeting of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council (the Council). The Council will meet to discuss certain proposed changes in regulations and carrier manual instructions related to physicians' services, as identified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary). This meeting is open to the public.
Medicare Program; Approval of Adjustment in Payment Amounts for New Technology Intraocular Lenses Furnished by Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Document Number: E6-1049
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In this final notice we respond to public comments on our September 30, 2005 notice with comment period and announce our decision concerning an application submitted by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) to adjust the Medicare payment amounts for certain intraocular lenses (IOLs) on the basis that they are new technology intraocular lenses (NTIOLs). This is the third of three statutorily required Federal Register documents. On May 27, 2005, we published a notice in the Federal Register entitled ``Medicare Program; Calendar Year 2005 Review of the Appropriateness of Payment Amounts for New Technology Intraocular Lenses (NTIOLs) Furnished by Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)'' (70 FR 30731) that solicited interested parties to submit requests for review of the appropriateness of the payment amount for an IOL furnished by an ambulatory surgical center. On September 30, 2005, we published a notice with comment period entitled ``Medicare Program; Calendar Year 2005 Review of the Appropriateness of Payment Amounts for New Technology Intraocular Lenses (NTIOLs) Furnished by Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)'' (70 FR 57297) acknowledging timely receipt of one application. In this final notice, we announce our decision to approve the NTIOL application submitted by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) for Tecnis[supreg] (model numbers Z9000, Z9001, and Z9003).
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the TU
Document Number: 06-748
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
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 an application from the TUV Healthcare Specialists for deeming authority for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare and 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.
Medicare Program; February 15, 2006 Town Hall Meeting on the Practice Expense Methodology Including the Proposal From the Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2006
Document Number: 06-747
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This notice announces a Town Hall meeting on our methodology for establishing practice expense (PE) values for services paid under the physician fee schedule (PFS). The purpose of this meeting is to: (1) Clarify our proposed revisions to the PE methodology contained in the PFS calendar year (CY) 2006 proposed rule; and (2) receive comments and opinions from individuals of the medical community regarding ideas for the CY 2007 PFS proposed rule. This meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to space available.