Department of Health and Human Services November 14, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Withdrawal of Two Proposed Rules
Document Number: 2016-27329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the withdrawal of two proposed rules that published in the Federal Register more than 5 years ago. These proposed rules are no longer considered viable candidates for final action. FDA is taking this action because these proposed rules are out of date.
Announcement of Inaugural Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
Document Number: 2016-27325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the first in a series of federal advisory committee meetings regarding the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2030. The first meeting will be held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. These meetings will be open to the public. The Committee will review the nation's health promotion and disease prevention objectives and accomplishments and will recommend goals and objectives to improve the health status and reduce health risks for Americans by the year 2030. The Committee will advise the Secretary on the Healthy People 2030 mission statement, vision statement, framework, and organizational structure. The Committee will provide advice regarding developing criteria for identifying a more focused set of measurable, nationally representative objectives. The Committee's advice must assist the Secretary in reducing the number of objectives while ensuring that the selection criteria identifies the most critical public health issues that are high-impact priorities supported by current national data sets.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-July Through September 2016
Document Number: 2016-27315
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This quarterly notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from July through September 2016, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by CMS.
Agency Information Collection: Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System
Document Number: 2016-27280
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2016-27261
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on Measuring Worker Well-being for Total Worker Health[supreg]. This project will provide a tool to measure worker well-being across a range of important domains. Measuring worker well-being is an important initial step towards improving workplace policies, programs, and practices to promote safety and health and prevent disease for employees.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Biological Products: Reporting of Biological Product Deviations and Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Deviations in Manufacturing
Document Number: 2016-27259
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA).
Voluntary Qualified Importer Program; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-27252
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``FDA's Voluntary Qualified Importer Program.'' The guidance describes the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which provides for expedited review and importation of food offered for importation by importers who voluntarily agree to participate in the program. The guidance describes the eligibility criteria for, and benefits of, participation in VQIP. The guidance also provides information on submitting an application for VQIP participation, obtaining a facility certification for the foreign supplier of a food imported under VQIP, the VQIP user fee, conditions that might result in the revocation of VQIP eligibility, and criteria for reinstatement of eligibility.
Edward Manookian (Also Known as Ed Manning): Debarment Order
Document Number: 2016-27244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) permanently debarring Edward Manookian from providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application. FDA bases this order on a finding that Mr. Manookian was convicted of felonies under Federal law for conduct relating to the regulation of a drug product under the FD&C Act. Mr. Manookian was given notice of the proposed permanent debarment and an opportunity to request a hearing within the timeframe prescribed by regulation. Mr. Manookian failed to request a hearing. Mr. Manookian's failure to request a hearing constitutes a waiver of his right to a hearing concerning this action.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27223
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2016-27222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign Activity
Document Number: 2016-27219
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Organ Procurement Organization Reporting and Communication; Transplant Outcome Measures and Documentation Requirements; Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs; Payment to Nonexcepted Off-Campus Provider-Based Department of a Hospital; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program; Establishment of Payment Rates Under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Nonexcepted Items and Services Furnished by an Off-Campus Provider-Based Department of a Hospital
Document Number: 2016-26515
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2017 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems. In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system. In addition, this final rule with comment period updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program and the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program. Further, in this final rule with comment period, we are making changes to tolerance thresholds for clinical outcomes for solid organ transplant programs; to Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) definitions, outcome measures, and organ transport documentation; and to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs. We also are removing the HCAHPS Pain Management dimension from the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. In addition, we are implementing section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 relating to payment for certain items and services furnished by certain off-campus provider-based departments of a provider. In this document, we also are issuing an interim final rule with comment period to establish the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payment rates for the nonexcepted items and services billed by a nonexcepted off-campus provider-based department of a hospital in accordance with the provisions of section 603.