Department of Health and Human Services December 6, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medicare Program; Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP Panel) March 10-11, 2014
Document Number: 2013-29185
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the first semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (the Panel) for 2014. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (the Administrator) on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) groups and their associated weights, and hospital outpatient therapeutic services supervision issues.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29144
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 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 any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29143
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 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 (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 a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-29103
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Development of Cripto-1 Point of Care (POC) Tests and Kits for the Detection of Colon and Rectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Lung Cancer
Document Number: 2013-29099
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR Part 404, that the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive patent license to practice the inventions embodied in the following U.S. Patents and Patent Applications to Beacon Biomedical LLC (``Beacon'') located in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-29098
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institute On Drug Abuse; and National Cancer Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-29097
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-29096
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
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. 209 and 37 CFR Part 404 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.
Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption; Acacia (Gum Arabic)
Document Number: 2013-29073
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the food additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of acacia (gum arabic) in foods. This action is in response to a petition filed by Nexira.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-29071
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
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: ``Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.'' 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: 2013-29070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
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: ``AHRQ Grants Reporting System (GRS).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2013-29056
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services