Department of Labor January 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-31899
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-31898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Black Lung Benefits Act: Medical Benefit Payments
Document Number: 2016-31382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The Department is proposing revisions to regulations under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA or Act) governing the payment of medical benefits. The Department is basing these rules on payment formulas that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses to determine payments under the Medicare program. The Department also intends to make the rules similar to those utilized in the other programs that the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers. These rules will determine the amounts payable for covered medical services and treatments provided to entitled miners, when those services or treatments are paid by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. In addition, the proposed rule would eliminate two obsolete provisions.