Department of Defense August 31, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License to Fox Materials Consulting, LLC; Colorado Springs, CO
Document Number: 2016-20922
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Fox Materials Consulting, LLC; a corporation having its principle place of business at 7145 Baker Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908, an exclusive license in the field of semiconductor applications that use nonvolatile switches and relays relative to the following: ``Ferroelectric Mechanical Memory and Method'', US Patent No.: 9,385,306, Filing Date March 12, 2015, Issue Date July 5, 2016. ``Ferroelectric Mechanical Memory Based on Remanant Displacement and Method'', US Patent Application No.: 15/131,881, Filing Date April 18, 2016.
TRICARE; Reimbursement of Long Term Care Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Document Number: 2016-20660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, is proposing to revise its reimbursement of Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). Proposed revisions are in accordance with the statutory provision at title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), section 1079(i)(2) that requires TRICARE payment methods for institutional care be determined, to the extent practicable, in accordance with the same reimbursement rules as apply to payments to providers of services of the same type under Medicare. Our regulation includes a definition for ``Hospital, long-term (tuberculosis, chronic care, or rehabilitation).'' This rule proposes to delete this definition and create separate definitions for ``Long Term Care Hospital'' and ``Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility'' in accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) classification criteria. Under TRICARE, LTCHs and IRFs (both freestanding rehabilitation hospitals and rehabilitation hospital units) are currently paid the lower of a negotiated rate (if they are a network provider) or billed charges (if they are a non-network provider). Although Medicare's reimbursement methods for LTCHs and IRFs are different, it is prudent to propose adopting both the Medicare LTCH and IRF Prospective Payment System (PPS) methods simultaneously to align with our statutory requirement to utilize the same reimbursement system as Medicare. This proposed rule sets forth the proposed regulation modifications necessary for TRICARE to adopt Medicare's LTCH and IRF Prospective Payment Systems and rates applicable for inpatient services provided by LTCHs and IRFs to TRICARE beneficiaries.