Cost Accounting Standards: Revision of the Exemption From Cost Accounting Standards for Contracts and Subcontracts for the Acquisition of Commercial Items
The OFPP and CAS Board invite public comments concerning this proposed rule to clarify the exemption for contracts or subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items (hereafter referred to as the ``(b)(6) commercial item exemption'') so that the regulatory text is more consistent with the statutory text. Specifically, the proposed rule clarification will eliminate the detailed listing of permissible contract and subcontract types, and instead the revised provision will contain more generalized language that reads ``contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items,'' which reflects the statutory text.
Calendar Year 2012 Cost of Outpatient Medical and Dental Services Furnished by Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons
By virtue of the authority vested in the President by section 2(a) of Public Law 87-603 (76 Stat. 593; 42 U.S.C. 2652), and delegated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the President through Executive Order No. 11541 of July 1, 1970, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the cost of outpatient medical and dental services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense (DoD). The rates were established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A-25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The outpatient medical and dental rates referenced are effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. Previously published inpatient rates remain in effect until further notice. A full disclosure of the rates is posted at the DoD's Uniform Business Office Web Site: http://www.tricare.mil/ocfo/_ docs/ CY%202012%20Outpt%20Med%20Den%20CS%20Rates%20dtd%206%2025%201 2.pdf. The rates can be found at http://www.tricare.mil/ocfo/mcfs/ubo/mhs_rates/ outpatient.cfm.