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Federal Register Notices Relevant to Rural Health

Selected Federal Register notices of interest to the rural health community from the past 90 days.

Sep 27, 2022 - Notice of interim final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on the modification of requirements established in a November 6, 2020, interim final rule that States must follow in order to claim a temporary increase in Federal matching funds for their Medicaid programs under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Comments are due by October 27, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 27, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and coinsurance amounts for hospital and extended care services provided during calendar year 2023 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). These rates are effective on January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 27, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2023. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 27, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2023. It also announces the monthly premium, the deductible for 2023, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. These rates are effective on January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 26, 2022 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is announcing a challenge competition to explore the resources and infrastructure needed to integrate healthcare systems data into systematic review findings in order to help fill evidence gaps and to examine the applicability of systematic review findings to real-world populations. This process will help AHRQ understand if and how sources of data and information outside of traditional systematic reviews can be used alongside systematic reviews to improve healthcare decision making, healthcare delivery and potentially patient outcomes. There are two phases to this competition, with cash prizes awarded to those proceeding to Phase 2 and to winners of Phase 2. The deadline for Phase 1 is January 9, 2023, and for Phase 2 is July 10, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 26, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is seeking applications to become Healthy People 2030 Champions. Selected organizations will be recognized for their work toward achieving Healthy People 2030 goals to advance the health and well-being of people in the United States. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 26, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment on two forms to collect disparity-related information, the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Program Specific Form and the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Application Program Specific Form. This data collection is intended to close a gap in data needed for program performance evaluation. Comments are due by October 26, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 23, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on the revision of an information collection related to the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN). NPIN serves as a reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 23, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on revisions to the Hospice Survey and Deficiencies Report Form and supporting regulations. CMS and Medicaid programs use the information collected by this form as the basis for certification decisions for hospices that wish to obtain or retain participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comments are due by November 22, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 23, 2022 - Notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) revising servicing requirements for the Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Program to clarify the current regulation and update certain provisions to align with the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. This rule is effective October 24, 2022.
Source: Federal Register

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