Department of Health and Human Services April 3, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E8-6894
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: E8-6893
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Notice of Hearing: Reconsideration of Disapproval of Montana State Plan Amendment (SPA) 07-004
Document Number: E8-6867
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Health and Human Services (hhs)
This notice announces an administrative hearing to be held on May 20, 2008, at the CMS Denver Regional Office, 1600 Broadway, Suite 700, Vail Conference Room, Denver, Colorado 80202, to reconsider CMS' decision to disapprove Montana SPA 07-004. Closing Date: Requests to participate in the hearing as a party must be received by the presiding officer by April 18, 2008.
Division of Loan Repayment; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs
Document Number: E8-6857
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Division of Loan Repayment, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 26, 2007, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No responses to the notice were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Heaithcare Research and Quality, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection project, ``Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI): Improving patient safety through implementing multidisciplinary training.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6757
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Assessment of the Emergency Severity Index (ESI).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 22nd, 2008 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: E8-6713
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-6711
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: E8-6702
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Medicare Program; Modification to the Weighting Methodology Used To Calculate the Low-Income Benchmark Amount
Document Number: 08-1088
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This final rule changes the weighting methodology used to calculate the low-income benchmark premium amount (benchmark) for 2009 and thereafter. Under this final rule, the benchmark weighting methodology is adjusted so that the relative weights of the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan premiums and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) plan premiums in the low-income benchmark premium amount reflect the distribution of enrollment of beneficiaries eligible for the low-income subsidy in each plan.