HHS-Operated Risk Adjustment Data Validation Stakeholder Meeting
This notice announces a public meeting on the Affordable Care Act HHS-operated risk adjustment data validation process. The purpose of this public meeting is to provide opportunity to discuss the HHS risk adjustment data validation process that will be conducted when HHS operates the risk adjustment program on behalf of a state under the Affordable Care Act. The meeting will provide information to stakeholders including, but not limited to, issuers, states, and other interested parties about key HHS policy considerations pertaining to the HHS-operated risk adjustment data validation process and will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask clarifying questions. The stakeholder meeting is being offered as both an in-person meeting and web conference for those unable to attend in person. The comments and information that we obtain through this meeting may aid future policy-making for the HHS-operated risk adjustment data validation process.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of an Altered CMS System of Records Notice
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a), CMS proposes the following alterations to existing system of records (SOR) number 09-70-0560 ``Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) Program,'' published at 78 Federal Register (FR) 8538 (February 6, 2013): 1. Add ``Relevant Individual(s)'' as a new category of individuals; 2. Add personally identifiable information (PII) pertaining to ``Relevant Individual(s)'' as a new category of records; 3. Add new purposes to describe the reason for the above additions; and 4. Revise existing routine uses to authorize the agency to disclose PII of ``Relevant Individual(s)'' to parties outside the agency.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New Routine Use for Selected CMS Systems of Records
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), CMS is adding a new routine use to twenty-three CMS systems of records to assist in preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse. The new routine use will authorize CMS to disclose provider and beneficiary-identifiable records to representatives of health plans for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse, pursuant to section 1128C(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (``the Act''). At section 1128C(c) of the Act, a health plan is defined as a plan or program that provides health benefits, whether directly, through insurance, or otherwise, and includes: (1) A policy of health insurance; (2) a contract of a service benefit organization; and (3) a membership agreement with a health maintenance organization or other prepaid health plan. Disclosures made pursuant to the routine use will be coordinated through CMS' Data Sharing and Partnership Group, Center for Program Integrity, CMS. CMS has identified twenty-three systems that contain the data potentially necessary to disclose to health plans for the prevention and detection of fraud, waste and abuse. These systems are listed at the end of this notice.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety” Poster Design Contest
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launches the ``Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety'' poster design contest for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18. HHS/CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) asks children and adolescents to be creative and send in posters they create by taking concussion safety key messages created by CDC (listed below), or creating their own message(s) on concussion safety, and using them to design a poster. Children and adolescents can draw, paint, or use a computer to design a poster. The poster should be designed to help make aware and educate other children and adolescents about how to spot a concussion or other serious brain injury, what to do if someone may have a concussion or other serious brain injury, and how to help keep safe from these injuries at school, home, or play. Children and adolescents can create their own concussion safety messages or use one or more of the CDC key messages listed below in their poster: Be Heads Up about concussion. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/ Concussion. Be Heads Up about concussion at school, home, and play. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. We can all play a role in concussion safety. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Be Heads Up! All concussions are serious. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Get a Heads Up! Learn what to do if you think you have a concussion at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Getting back in the game with a concussion is a bad call. It could take you out of the game of life, for good. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. All concussions are serious. It's better to miss one game than the whole season. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/Concussion. Be Heads Up! If you think you have a concussion: don't hide, report it. Take time to recover. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/ Concussion. This contest is necessary to make children and adolescents aware that there are things they can do to help prevent concussions and other serious brain injuries. We expect the contest will inspire children and adolescents to educate other people and raise awareness of concussion safety in elementary, middle, and high schools in their communities. By showcasing the winning posters in each category of submission ((1) Ages 5-8; (2) Ages 9-12; (3) Ages 13-15; (4) Ages 16-18), we will help children and adolescents reach others with important messaging about concussions and other serious brain injuries. How To Enter: Sign up for a Challenge.gov account and become a follower of the ``Be Heads Up About Concussion Safety'' Poster Design Contest at www.beheadsup.challenge.gov. Review the rules and guidelines of this contest listed below or at www.beheadsup.challenge.gov. Contestants must send in original artwork by email or mail. To send in the poster by email, please send the poster in the form of a photograph, PDF or scanned copy to: DUIPinquiries@cdc.gov. Please use subject line: Heads Up Poster Design Contest. Contestants can also send in posters by mail on a 22 by 28 poster board to: Heads Up Poster Design Contest, 4770 Buford Hwy. NE., Mail Stop F-62, Atlanta, GA 30341. Contestants must include the following information with their poster entry: [cir] Name(s) of the contestant(s) [cir] Age category (Ages 5-8; Ages 9-12; Ages 13-15; Ages 16-18.) Posters entered into the contest will not be returned to contestants. You can use graphic design and other creative methods (including, but not limited to paint, pencil, colored pencils, or crayon) to design your poster. All posters must be in English.