Indian Health Service 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Organization and Functional Statement; Part GFG; California Area Office; Proposed Functional Statement
Document Number: 2016-26488
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-22922
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This document extends the comment period in the Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service announcement that was published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016.
Notice of Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2016-21485
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service (IHS) has entered into a contract with the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to assist in the development of a five-year strategic plan. Funding for this project was provided by Congress in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which directs IHS to develop the plan in consultation with urban Indians and the Academy. As part of this project, the Academy project team is in the process of conducting extensive outreach to IHS/Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) leadership and employees, as well as conferring with urban Indian organizations and other key external stakeholder groups. The final product will be a strategic plan to guide the work of the headquarters office of OUIHP, area urban coordinators, and urban Indian organizations participating in IHS programs. The strategic plan will be completed by the end of December 2016. IHS is requesting input on the strategic planning process, the strengths and weaknesses of OUIHP, and the opportunities and threats facing the program. Comments will be used to help develop the mission, goals, objectives, and strategies to be included in the strategic plan.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2016-21048
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension for this collection, titled, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program (OMB Control Number 0917- 0006),'' with an expiration date of September 30, 2016. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (81 FR 44030) on July 6, 2016, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). The IHS received no comments regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program,'' OMB Control No. 0917-0006. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of the currently approved information collection ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program,'' OMB Control No. 0917-0006. Form Number(s): IHS- 856-3, IHS-856-5 through 856-19, IHS-856-21 through 856-24, IHS-817, and IHS-818 are retained for use by the IHS Scholarship Program (IHSSP) as part of this current information collection request. Reporting forms are found on the IHS Web site at www.ihs.gov/scholarship. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Scholarship Branch needs this information for program administration and uses the information to: solicit, process, and award IHS Pre-graduate, Preparatory, and/or Health Professions Scholarship recipients; monitor the academic performance of recipients; and to place recipients at payback sites. The IHSSP application is electronically available on the internet at the IHS Web site at: https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/applynow/. Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions and State, local or Tribal Governments. Type of Respondents: Students pursuing health care professions. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hours.
National Indian Health Outreach and Education II Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-19597
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on July 15, 2016, for the Fiscal Year 2016 National Indian Health Outreach and Education II Program. The notice contained an incorrect Announcement Number.
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Proposed Information Collection: Environmental Health Assessment of Tribal Child Care Centers in the Pacific Northwest
Document Number: 2016-17494
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 60 days advance opportunity for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service Environmental Health Assessment of Tribal Child Care Centers in the Pacific Northwest.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Three year approval of this new information collection, 0917- NEW, ``Indian Health Service Environmental Health Assessment of Tribal Child Care Centers in the Pacific Northwest.'' Form(s): Child Care Center Director Questionnaire and Pesticide Applicator Questionnaire.
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; National Indian Health Outreach and Education, Policy/Budget/Diabetes
Document Number: 2016-16824
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; National Indian Health Outreach and Education II
Document Number: 2016-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files
Document Number: 2016-16207
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension of a previously approved collection of information titled, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files,'' OMB Control Number 0917-0009, which expires August 31, 2016. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (81 FR 23318) on April 20, 2016, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The IHS received no public comments regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Form Numbers: 0917-0009. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is used to evaluate individual health care providers applying for medical staff privileges at IHS health care facilities. The IHS operates health care facilities that provide health care services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. To provide these services, the IHS employs (directly and under contract) several categories of health care providers including: Physicians (M.D. and D.O.), dentists, psychologists, optometrists, podiatrists, audiologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. IHS policy specifically requires physicians and dentists to be members of the health care facility medical staff where they practice. Health care providers become medical staff members, depending on the local health care facility's capabilities and medical staff bylaws. There are three types of IHS medical staff applicants: (1) Health care providers applying for direct employment with IHS; (2) contractors who will not seek to become IHS employees; and (3) employed IHS health care providers who seek to transfer between IHS health care facilities. National health care standards developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Joint Commission, and other accrediting organizations require health care facilities to review, evaluate and verify the credentials, training and experience of medical staff applicants prior to granting medical staff privileges. In order to meet these standards, IHS health care facilities require all medical staff applicants to provide information concerning their education, training, licensure, and work experience and any adverse disciplinary actions taken against them. This information is then verified with references supplied by the applicant and may include: Former employers, educational institutions, licensure and certification boards, the American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the National Practitioner Data Bank, and the applicants themselves. In addition to the initial granting of medical staff membership and clinical privileges, the Joint Commission standards require that a review of the medical staff be conducted not less than every two years. This review evaluates the current competence of the medical staff and verifies whether they are maintaining the licensure or certification requirements of their specialty. The medical staff credentials and privileges records are maintained at the health care facility where the health care provider is a medical staff member. The establishment of these records at IHS health care facilities is a Joint Commission requirement. Prior to the establishment of this Joint Commission requirement, the degree to which medical staff applications were maintained at all health care facilities in the United States that are verified for completeness and accuracy varied greatly across the Nation. The application process has been streamlined and is using information technology to make the application electronically available on the Internet. The application may be found at the IHS.gov Web site address: http://www.ihs.gov/IHM/ index.cfm?module=dsp_ihm_pc_p3c1_ex#ManualExhibit3-1-A. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of annual number of responses, Average burden per response, and Total annual burden hours.
Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service; Correction
Document Number: 2016-16135
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) published a document in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016, for the Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service. The date and location of the onsite consultation session has been changed as reflected in this correction notice.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2016-16008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 0917-0006. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on September 30, 2016.
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services: National HIV Program; HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care
Document Number: 2016-15115
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Tribal Management Grant Program; Extension of Due Dates
Document Number: 2016-14235
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This document extends due dates in the Fiscal Year 2016 Tribal Management Grant Program funding announcement that was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 20396) on April 7, 2016. Several key dates have been extended.
Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service; Correction
Document Number: 2016-14232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016, for the Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service. The notice contained the incorrect U.S. Code regarding consultation.
Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Information Collection: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts
Document Number: 2016-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension of a previously approved collection of information titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts,'' OMB Control Number 0917-0037. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on July 31, 2016.
Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service
Document Number: 2016-13135
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Health Service will conduct a 90 day tribal consultation and urban confer regarding the State of the Great Plains Area IHS. The IHS will conduct two telephone tribal consultation and urban confer sessions on June 22, 2016 and August 10, 2016. The IHS will also conduct two on-site tribal consultation and urban confer sessions on July 13, 2016 in Aberdeen, South Dakota and on August 30, 2016 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-12303
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 27, 2016, for the Fiscal Year 2016 Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Program. The notice contained incorrect dates.
Tribal Management Grant Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-11545
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 7, 2016, for the FY 2016 Tribal Management Grant Program. The notice contained the incorrect Fiscal Year regarding funding availability.
4-in-1 Grant Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-10164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on March 14, 2016, for the FY 2016 4-in-1 Grant Program. The notice contained incorrect page limits for one section of the project narrative and the overall project narrative.
American Indians Into Nursing Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-09939
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on March 28, 2016, for the FY 2016 American Indians into Nursing. The notice contained incorrect project period lengths.
Office of Human Resources; Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Programs
Document Number: 2016-09812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Information Collection: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts
Document Number: 2016-09501
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0037. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on July 31, 2016.
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files
Document Number: 2016-09170
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files,'' OMB Control Number 0917-0009, which expires August 31, 2016.
Notification of a Public Teleconference on American Indian/Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit Health Issues
Document Number: 2016-07952
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In 2015, the Indian Health Service (IHS) sought public input in writing and in person through a Notice of Request for Information (80 FR 32167) and two meetings in the Washington, DC area to gather feedback on best practices to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit (LGBT2S) community (80 FR 43447 and 80 FR 51824). IHS is continuing to seek feedback from the LGBT2S community by holding a series of public teleconferences. In these teleconferences, participants will be asked to comment on several key dimensions of the health needs of the AI/AN LGBT2S community, including but not limited to the following questions: a. Are there effective models and best practices surrounding the health care of the LGBT2S community that should be considered for replication? b. What are the specific measures that could be used to track progress in improving the health of LGBT2S persons? c. How can IHS better engage with stakeholders around the implementation of improvements? d. Are there gaps or disparities in existing IHS services offered to LGBT2S persons? e. What additional information should the agency consider while developing plans to improve health care for the LGBT2S community?
Notice of the Redesignation of the Service Delivery Area for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Document Number: 2016-07951
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This final notice advises the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) has decided to expand the geographic boundaries of the Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) service delivery area for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts pursuant to 42 CFR 136.22. The Aquinnah service delivery area previously covered Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County in the State of Massachusetts. The expanded service delivery area includes counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Dukes Counties in the State of Massachusetts. The sole purpose of this expansion is to authorize Aquinnah to cover additional tribal members and beneficiaries under Aquinnah's PRC program using the existing Federal allocation for PRC funds.
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-07950
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Nursing; Nursing Program
Document Number: 2016-06969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06559
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2016-06556
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule
Document Number: 2016-06445
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR parts 160 and 164),'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0030.
Payment for Physician and Other Health Care Professional Services Purchased by Indian Health Programs and Medical Charges Associated With Non-Hospital-Based Care
Document Number: 2016-06087
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hereby issues this final rule with comment period to implement a methodology and payment rates for the Indian Health Service (IHS) Purchased/Referred Care (PRC), formerly known as the Contract Health Services (CHS), to apply Medicare payment methodologies to all physician and other health care professional services and non-hospital- based services. Specifically, it will allow the health programs operated by IHS, Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations (collectively, I/T/U programs) to negotiate or pay non-I/ T/U providers based on the applicable Medicare fee schedule, prospective payment system, Medicare Rate, or in the event of a Medicare waiver, the payment amount will be calculated in accordance with such waiver; the amount negotiated by a repricing agent, if applicable; or the provider or supplier's most favored customer (MFC) rate. This final rule will establish payment rates that are consistent across Federal health care programs, align payment with inpatient services, and enable the I/T/U to expand beneficiary access to medical care. A comment period is included, in part, to address Tribal stakeholder concerns about the opportunity for meaningful consultation on the rule's impact on Tribal health programs.
Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund
Document Number: 2016-05555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This document extends the comment period for the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF) notice of proposed rulemaking which was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2016. The comment period for the notice, which would have ended on March 11, 2016, is extended by 60 days.
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-05252
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 248 and 249(b)), Public Law 83-568 (42 U.S.C. 2001(a)), and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2016 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, beneficiaries of other Federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 2651- 2653). The Medicare Part A inpatient rates are excluded from the table below as they are paid based on the prospective payment system. Since the inpatient per diem rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.
Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund
Document Number: 2016-01138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) administers the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund, The purpose of CHEF is to meet the extraordinary medical costs associated with the treatment of victims of disasters or catastrophic illnesses who are within the responsibility of the Service. This proposed rule: Proposes definitions governing the CHEF; establishes that a Service Unit shall not be eligible for reimbursement for the cost of treatment until the episode of care's cost has reached a certain threshold; establishes a procedure for reimbursement for certain services exceeding a threshold cost; establishes a procedure for payment for certain cases; and, establishes a procedure to ensure payment will not be made from CHEF if other sources of payment (Federal, state, local, private) are available.
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule
Document Number: 2016-01208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR parts 160 and 164),'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0030.