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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.

Jul 10, 2020 - USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is seeking applications for the FY2020 Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. The purpose of the program is to address the unmet healthcare needs in the Delta Region through financial assistance, economic development, and cooperation between health professionals and institutions in the region. Applications are due by August 24, 2020.
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Jul 8, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on an information collection to gather customer and stakeholder feedback to inform service delivery improvement strategies within the agency. Comments are due by August 7, 2020.
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Jul 7, 2020 - Provides an update to the contact information and scarce materials list in the March 30, 2020 Department of Health and Human Services notice designating medical resources as scarce materials. Chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine HCl are no longer listed as scarce or threatened materials, as of June 15, 2020.
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Jul 7, 2020 - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking comment on its intent to add 66 questions currently known as the NTIA Internet Use Survey to a future edition of the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Information gathered from the survey will be used to inform investment decisions and resource allocations for broadband development. Comments are due by September 8, 2020.
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Jul 7, 2020 - Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes related to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) payments for calendar year 2021 and proposing updates the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). Also includes proposed updated requirements for the Quality Incentive Program (QIP). Comments on the proposed rule are due September 4, 2020.
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Jul 6, 2020 - The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's accomplishments in Research, Practice Improvements and Data and Analytics, an update on AHRQ and COVID-19, and a presentation on Improving Health Services Research Across the Federal Enterprise.
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Jul 6, 2020 - The Census Bureau is extending the comment period of a January 27, 2020 Federal Register notice seeking public comment on a new information collection called the Management and Organizational Practices Survey — Hospitals (MOPS-HP). The survey will be used to collect data on management practices from chief nursing officers (CNOs) at general medical and surgical hospitals in an effort to identify factors affecting clinical and financial performance. Comments on the survey are now due within 30 days of this notice.
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Jul 6, 2020 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Division of Practitioner Data Bank that it will continue to temporarily waive user fees for National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) queries from March 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020, to support eligible entities in making credentialing, hiring, privileging, and licensing decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fees for self-queries will not be waived.
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Jul 2, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking public comment on an information collection project related to research to identify community-level protective factors and primary prevention strategies in tribal communities to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and opioid misuse. Comments are due by August 31, 2020.
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Jul 2, 2020 - Announcement from the Federal Communications Commission of a virtual public meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee on July 29, 2020. The agenda includes reports from the Increasing Broadband Investment in Low-Income Communities, Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities, and Disaster Response and Recovery working groups.
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Jul 2, 2020 - Notice from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) providing information and guidance for the implementation of FY 2020 supplemental funding appropriated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Includes funding for rural transit programs.
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Jul 2, 2020 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the FY 2020 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The RCDG program awards grants up to $200,000 to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Applications are due by August 3, 2020.
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Jul 1, 2020 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is extending the comment period for submissions of innovative approaches to managing opioid medications for chronic pain in older adults. AHRQ will use the information for planning purposes and does not intend to comment on responses. Submissions are now due by August 30, 2020.
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Jul 1, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added to and is publishing a response to comments on the definition of the term "emergency response employees" which were solicited in 2018 Federal Register notice. The official definition retained and published is as follows: firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, funeral service practitioners, and other individuals (including employees of legally organized and recognized volunteer organizations, without regard to whether such employees receive nominal compensation) who, in the course of professional duties, respond to emergencies in the geographic area involved.
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Jul 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on the following information collections: 1) QIC Demonstration Evaluation Contractor (QDEC): Analyze Medicare Appeals to Conduct Formal Discussions and Reopening's with DME Suppliers and Part A Providers; and 2) Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program—Contracting Forms. Comments are due by August 31, 2020.
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Jul 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on the following information collections: 1) HEDIS Data Collection for Medicare Advantage; 2) Examination and Treatment for Emergency Medical Conditions and Women in Labor (EMTALA); and 3) Quality Payment Program/Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Surveys and Feedback Collections. Comments are due by July 30, 2020.
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Jul 1, 2020 - Quarterly notice from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) listing the instructions finalized during the period of October 2019 to March 2020 related to procedures for carrying out adjudicative functions to resolve disagreements with Medicare claims.
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Jun 30, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the calendar year (CY) 2021 payment rates and wage index for the home health prospective payment system and proposing permanent changes to the home health regulations regarding the use of technology that were adopted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also discusses policies finalized in the CY 2020 final rule with comment period related to home infusion therapy services, among other things. Comments on this proposed rule are due by August 31, 2020.
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Jun 29, 2020 - Notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency describing the guidelines and application process for Fire Prevention and Safety grants. Applications were accepted on April 27, 2020 - May 29, 2020.
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Jun 29, 2020 - Provides a list of meetings of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee throughout 2020 that have changed dates and moved to a virtual meeting format.
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Jun 26, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking public comment on an information collection that will allow HHS programs to better evaluate the effectiveness of their communication products. Comments are due by July 27, 2020.
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Jun 26, 2020 - Notice of interim final rule from the Small Business Administration revising the previous interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Updates key provisions to conform to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. Comments on the changes are due by July 27, 2020.
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Jun 25, 2020 - Provides corrections to a June 2, 2020 proposed rule to adopt certain changes to the risk adjustment data validation error estimation methodology beginning with the 2019 benefit year.
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Jun 25, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration will hold a virtual public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) on July 30, 2020. The agenda will include the development of a vision statement that emphasizes rural community transformation, sustainable services, and resiliency. Written statements and request to make oral comments should be submitted to Steven Hirsch at least 3 business days prior to the meeting.
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Jun 23, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released an interim final rule updating the minimum standards of character to ensure that individuals having regular contact with or control over Indian children have not been convicted of certain types of crimes or acted in a manner that placed others at risk. This rule is effective June 23, 2020.
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Jun 23, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the comment period for the Customer Surveys Generic Clearance for the National Center for Health Statistics (NHCS) which is used to assess customer satisfaction with the content, quality, and relevance of the information provided by NCHS. Comments are now due within 30 days of this notice.
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Jun 23, 2020 - Announces a public meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) on August 25-26, 2020. The agenda includes reviewing a recent request from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) Board, to consider three new operating rules for federal adoption: (1) CAQH CORE Prior Authorization Data Content Rule; (2) CAQH CORE Prior Authorization Infrastructure Rule; and (3) CAQH CORE Connectivity Rule.
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Jun 23, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for the Dental Preventive and Clinic Support Centers Program. The two goals of the program are to provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) dental programs within their area; and to ensure that the services of the support centers and the I/T/U dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients. Applications are due by September 21, 2020.
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Jun 23, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program. The program is intended to help tribes prepare to assume management of IHS programs, services, functions, and activities and improve Tribal health management. Applications are due August 24, 2020.
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Jun 22, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Part C Medicare Advantage Reporting Requirements and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 422.516(a); 2) Generic Clearance for Medicaid and CHIP State Plan, Waiver, and Program Submissions; 3) Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) Certification and Survey Forms; and 4) Generic Clearance for the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality IT Product and Support Teams. Comments are due by August 21, 2020.
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Jun 22, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on an information collection for the application for Connect American Fund Phase II and Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Support. They are specifically seeking comments on how to reduce the burden of annual reporting requirements for small businesses with fewer than 25 employees. Comments are due by July 22, 2020.
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Jun 22, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to remove regulations that have never been implemented and were referred to as "suspended" in a 1999 Federal Register Notice. Comments on this rule are due by August 21, 2020.
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Jun 19, 2020 - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has extended the comment period for draft document published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020. The documents include: 1) NIOSH Procedures for Developing the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings (Procedures); 2) NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020 (List), including those drugs proposed for placement on the 2020 List; and 3) Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings. Comments are now due by July 30, 2020.
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Jun 19, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received approval for 3 years for an information collection associated with the rules for the Telecommunications Program and the Healthcare Connect Fund Program contained in the FCC's Promoting Telehealth in Rural America Report and Order, FCC 19-78.
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Jun 19, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) revising Section 1557 regulations, Title IX regulations, and other CMS regulations to clarify the scope of Section 1557, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, national origin, race, color, or disability for a number of health activities and programs. The rule is effective on August 18, 2020.
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Jun 19, 2020 - Announces changes to the June, September, and December 2020 meetings of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Some meetings have been shortened and all meetings will now be held virtually.
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Jun 19, 2020 - The Small Business Administration has published revisions to its interim final rule related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The provisions in this interim final rule related to loan forgiveness for PPP loans are effective March 27, 2020; provisions related to the maturity date of PPP loans are effective June 5, 2020; and remaining provisions are effective June 16, 2020. Comments on the changes are due July 20, 2020.
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Jun 18, 2020 - Final rule from the Federal Communications Commission summarizing procedures for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction (Auction 904). Includes details on the program, such as application procedures, conditions, and deadlines.
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Jun 18, 2020 - The Indian Health Service is accepting application for the Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program which is designed to decrease the incidence of severe injuries and death in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Applications are due by October 1, 2020.
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Jun 17, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting proposals through the Native American Business Development Institute for tribes to request technical assistance funding to hire consultants to perform economic development feasibility studies in designated Opportunity Zones. Applications are due September 15, 2020.
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Jun 17, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on a proposed information collection for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) quality data monitoring and reporting. Comments are due by August 17, 2020.
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Jun 17, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics are seeking comment on adjustment factor values for purposes of bidding in the 5G Fund auction. They are specifically looking to determine if the values help achieve the goal of distributing 5G Funds to geographically and economically diverse locations across the country. Comments are due by July 7, 2020.
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Jun 16, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on an information collection for the Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers, COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This report and order established the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and the Connected Care Pilot Program to help healthcare professionals provide connected care services to their patients. Comments are due by August 17, 2020.
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Jun 16, 2020 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking public comment on the voluntary donations web portal set up to obtain information on possible donations of equipment and resources that can be distributed to organizations directly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comments are due by August 17, 2020.
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Jun 16, 2020 - The Small Business Administration has published revisions to its interim final rule, published on April 15, 2020. Includes changes to key provisions, such as the loan maturity, deferral of loan payments, and forgiveness provisions, to conform to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, among other things. Comments on the changes are due July 16, 2020.
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Jun 16, 2020 - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is extending the comment period through June 25, 2020 for comments to inform the development of an implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure 5G.
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Jun 15, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), which is used to track healthcare associated infections and the extent to which healthcare facilities adhere to infection prevention practices and antimicrobial stewardship. Comment are due by August 14, 2020.
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Jun 15, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment on changes to forms used to collect information on applicants to the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, and Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program. Comments are due by July 15, 2020.
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Jun 15, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration announces the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Lists are available on the Shortage Areas website and are current as of May 1, 2020.
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Jun 15, 2020 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration that the July and November meetings of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health have been canceled.
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Jun 15, 2020 - The Department of State is seeking comment on forms used for the J-1 Visa Waiver recommendation application. Comments are due by August 14, 2020.
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Jun 12, 2020 - Provides corrections to payment rate table published in the May 21, 2020 rule implementing the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This correction is effective June 12, 2020.
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Jun 11, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announces a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) on June 25, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Presentations and written comments much be submitted to the designated federal official by June 17, 2020. Current agenda items include a listening session with CMS leadership, a recap of the previous meeting, information on CMS programs and priorities, and an opportunity for public comment. Registration is due by June 17, 2020.
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Jun 9, 2020 - Announcement of funding from the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to support collaborative railroad trespasser suicide prevention strategies. Applications are due by August 10, 2020.
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Jun 8, 2020 - The Agency for Health Research and Quality is seeking comment on a proposed information collection for a project to identify and test strategies for the management of opioid use and misuse in older adults in primary care settings. Comments are due within 60 days of this notice.
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Jun 8, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response (BSC, CPR) on July 16, 2020. The agenda includes a discussion on CPR Director updates, BSC members' perspectives on COVID-19, and Preparedness and Response 2.0, among other things. Registration is limited to 500 seats.
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Jun 8, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) National Provider Identifier (NPI) Application and Update Form and Supporting Regulations; 2) Data Collection for Medicare Facilities Performing Carotid Artery Stenting with Embolic Protection in Patients at High Risk for Carotid Endarterectomy; 3) Conditions for Coverage of Suppliers of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services and Supporting Regulations; and 4) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Regulations. Comments are due by August 7, 2020.
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Jun 8, 2020 - The Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is requesting public comment to provide a better understanding how CDFIs treat equity investments in their organizations. This information will be used to help inform policy decisions regarding the management of the CDFI Fund and oversight of its investment portfolio. Comments are due by July 8, 2020.
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Jun 8, 2020 - Notice of amendment from the Department of Health and Human Services to clarify that Covered Countermeasures under the Declaration include qualified pandemic and epidemic products that limit the harm COVID-19 might otherwise cause. This amendment is effective as of February 4, 2020.
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Jun 5, 2020 - Executive Order from the Office of the President extending the date of federal support through August 21, 2020 for those states that have ordered the National Guard to provide emergency assistance activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jun 5, 2020 - Notice of rule from the Federal Communications Commission summarizing the Commission's order regarding methodologies for the use of an adjustment factor and for disaggregation of legacy high-cost support for mobile carriers and to implement those methodologies to transition to support of a 5G Fund auction. This rule is effective June 5, 2020.
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Jun 5, 2020 - The Food and Drug Administration has issued and reissued an Emergency Use Authorization for certain medical devices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These authorizations are effective on their date of issuance.
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Jun 5, 2020 - The United State Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service is seeking comment on an information collection and revised burden estimates for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Comments are due by August 4, 2020.
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Jun 5, 2020 - Announces a virtual public meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) on June 17-18, 2020. The agenda includes updates from Department of Health and Human Services officials, discussion on several health data policy topics, and the refinement of its workplan for the next 12-month period. Public comments will be accepted on July 18th.
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Jun 5, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is requesting information to gain a more complete understanding of how organizations, networks, non-federal government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders have operationally defined "resilience" in their respective components of the health system, especially as it relates to resilience during disturbances such as the COVID-19 pandemic. OASH also seeks to identify opportunities to strengthen the U.S. healthcare system through public-private partnerships in data sharing and comprehensive analytics. Includes a set of questions to prompt responses from the public which are due by July 8, 2020.
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Jun 5, 2020 - Notice of rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revising regulations for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to relax the requirement for in-person home visits during COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure the safety and well-being of veterans, caregivers, and VA clinical staff. This rule is effective June 5, 2020.
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Jun 4, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Part C and Part D Program Audit and Industry-Wide Part C Timeliness Monitoring Project (TMP) Protocols; 2) Essential Health Benefits in Alternative Benefit Plans, Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes, and Premiums and Cost Sharing; Exchanges: Eligibility and Enrollment; and 3) Medicare Plus Choice Program Requirements. Comments are due by July 6, 2020.
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Jun 3, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on the extension of a data collection through July 31, 2020 to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, health, and to gauge the level of education disruptions. Comments are due by August 3, 2020.
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Jun 2, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking additional public comments on the National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) which is used to collect data on the health risk behaviors of adolescents in grades 9-12. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
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Jun 2, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking public comment on an information collection to assess the experience of adults who implement programs to decrease sexual risk and related behaviors and adverse health outcomes among youth. Feedback will be used to inform program improvement efforts. Comments are due by August 3, 2020.
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Jun 2, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking public comment on the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Test-Retest Reliability Study which is used to test the reliability of data collected through the YRBS. YRBS is used to collect data on the health risk behaviors of adolescents in grades 9-12. Comments are due by August 3, 2020.
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Jun 2, 2020 - Announcement from the Census Bureau to renew the charter for the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The purpose of the CSAC is to advise the director of the Census Bureau on all Census Bureau programs and activities. Includes details on specific objectives of the committee and requirements to serve on the committee.
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Jun 2, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revising regulations for Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), and the Medicare Cost Plan program, among other things. The rule will be effective August 3, 2020.
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Jun 2, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission announces the approval on an information collection associated with the rule for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction and adds the effective date of June 2, 2020 to the rule which was originally published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2020.
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Jun 2, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to adopt certain changes to the risk adjustment data validation error estimation methodology beginning with the 2019 benefit year. Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 2, 2020.
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Jun 2, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has extended the time of its June 17-18, 2020 public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM) by 30 minutes.
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Jun 1, 2020 - Provides technical corrections to an April 1, 2020 Federal Register notice announcing the approval of The Joint Commission as an accrediting agency for home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs. Corrections are effective June 1, 2020.
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Jun 1, 2020 - Final rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish and implement the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP). The program is intended to provide Tribes participating in the program with greater control and decision-making authority over DOT funds. This rule is effective October 1, 2020.
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Jun 1, 2020 - The Small Business Administration has published an additional interim final rule, supplementing the previous rules for the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new rule is effective May 28, 2020 and provides guidelines on loan forgiveness policies under the PPP. Comments on the changes are due by July 1, 2020.
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Jun 1, 2020 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) has published an additional interim final rule, supplementing the previous rules for the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new rule is effective May 28, 2020 and provides information for borrowers and lenders on the SBA's process for reviewing PPP loan and loan forgiveness applications. Comments on the changes are due by July 1, 2020.
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May 29, 2020 - Announcement of a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment to be held via webinar on July 21, 2020. The agenda includes updates on recent HRSA and CDC activities involving HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention and treatment and related COVID-19 response activities, as well as discussions on issues related to youth and the President's Initiative on Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America strategy. Written public comments must be submitted by July 14, 2020 for consideration during the meeting.
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May 29, 2020 - Announcement of a funding opportunity for the Capital Magnet Fund, sponsored by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to provide financial assistance grants to CDFIs and other qualified nonprofit organizations that develop and manage affordable housing for low-income families. Applications are due in Grants.gov by June 26, 2020.
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May 29, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Manufacturer Submission of Average Sales Price (ASP) Data for Medicare Part B Drugs and Biologicals; 2) Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Application and Instructions; 3) Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration; and 4) Withholding Medicare Payments to Recover Medicaid Overpayments and Supporting Regulations. Comments are due by July 28, 2020.
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May 29, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on an information collection regarding Medicare Part D reporting requirements. Comments are due by June 29, 2020.
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May 29, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the National Implementation of Hospice Experience of Care Survey (CAHPS Hospice Survey). The survey is intended to measure the experiences of patients receiving hospice services and their caregivers. Comments are due by June 29, 2020.
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May 29, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2021. Includes details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, and inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by July 10, 2020.
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May 29, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking additional comments on the burden estimates and other aspects of an information collection for the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program. Comments are due by June 29, 2020.
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May 28, 2020 - The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is seeking public comment to inform the development of an implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure 5G. Comments are due by June 18, 2020.
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May 26, 2020 - Notice from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for recognition of The Joint Commission as a national accrediting organization for Ambulatory Surgical Centers that want to participate in Medicare. Comments are due June 25, 2020.
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May 26, 2020 - Executive Order from the Office of the President directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security to fully fund emergency assistance activities undertaken by the National Guard Forces in Utah in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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May 26, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a proposed rule to retarget universal service funding for mobile broadband and voice in the high-cost program to support the deployment of 5G services by establishing the 5G Fund for rural America. Comments on the proposed rule and implementation of the 5G Fund are due by June 25, 2020.
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May 26, 2020 - The Federal Transit Administration announces a funding opportunity and solicitation for project proposals for the Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program. The program is intended to demonstration and evaluate innovative maintenance strategies for public transit assets. Applications are due July 17, 2020.
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May 26, 2020 - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces funding available for public transportation on tribal reservations in rural areas. The funding may support capital, planning, and limited operational assistance for tribal public transit services. Applications are due August 24, 2020.
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May 26, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for a cooperative agreement for the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Program. Through this program, IHS seeks to provide outreach and education to American Indian and Alaska Native populations with a focus on improving Indian healthcare, promoting awareness, visibility, advocacy, training, technical assistance, and education efforts. Applications are due by June 29, 2020.
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May 22, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has issued an interim final rule to update the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program to allow flexibility to obligate federal funds for guaranteed loans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This rule is effective May 22, 2020 and applications will be accepted through June 22, 2020 or until funds are expended. Comments on the rule are due by June 22, 2020.
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May 21, 2020 - The Rural Housing Service (RHS) has issued a correction to the April 21, 2020 notice regarding requests for deferrals of loan payments for the Community Facilities program. On page 22009, in the DATES section, "May 12, 2020" should read "April 21, 2020".
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May 21, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Secretary of Agriculture that implements the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will provide direct payments to producers of eligible commodities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule includes information on eligibility requirements, payment calculations and application procedures.
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May 19, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on a new information collection to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, health, and to gauge the level of education disruptions. Comments are due by July 20, 2020.
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May 19, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on a new information collection to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of small businesses. Comments are due by July 20, 2020.
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May 19, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) to be held on June 1-2, 2020. Agenda items include a discussion of COVID-19 and the impact on people living with, or at risk of, HIV and implementing the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative post COVID-19.
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May 19, 2020 - The Small Business Administration has published an additional interim final rule, supplementing the previous rules for the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new rule is effective May 19, 2020 and increases certain PPP loan amounts. Comments on the change are due by June 18, 2020.
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May 18, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has received an application from DNV GL-Healthcare for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comments on the application are due by June 17, 2020.
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May 18, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has extended the comment period for a proposed rule that implements changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regarding work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). Comments on the proposed rule are now due June 17, 2020.
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May 18, 2020 - Final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services announcing that it will use its discretion in how it applies the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notifications Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In doing so, HHS will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under HIPAA rules against healthcare providers or their business associates in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of a community-based testing site during the COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic. This rule is effective retroactively to March 13, 2020.
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May 15, 2020 - The Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start will hold 3 tribal consultations sessions to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Meetings will be held on July 9-10, July 14-16, and August 3, 2020 and while they are scheduled to occur in person, virtual options will be considered if travel restrictions remain due to COVID-19.
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May 15, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on an information collection project to track COVID-19 infections among healthcare personnel. Comments are due by July 14, 2020.
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May 15, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on an information collection titled "Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence and Factors Associated with Seropositivity in a Community Setting." Data from this project will be used to determine the extent of COVID-19 infection in communities. Comments are due by July 14, 2020.
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May 15, 2020 - Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM) to be held via webinar on June 17-18, 2020. Agenda items are being finalized but may include updates from HRSA and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, discussion of COVID-19 and infant and maternal health, and updates on priority topic areas for ACIM to address (equity, data, access, and quality of care).
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May 14, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) CAHPS Home Health Care Survey; 2) Indirect Medical Education and Direct Graduate Medical Education; and 3) Generic Clearance for Improving Customer Experience. Comments are due by June 15, 2020.
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May 14, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services setting payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment and risk adjustment data validation programs; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on the Federal platform. Also finalizes changes to essential health benefits and provides state with flexibility in the operation of Exchanges, among other things. This rule is effective July 13, 2020.
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May 14, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services is establishing a National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) to provide advice to the HHS Secretary on pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. Up to 13 new voting members with expertise in pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, or recovery will be selected for the Committee, with at least 2 of those representing state, local, tribal, or territorial agencies. Application instructions are available on the NACCD website. Applications will be accepted May 27 - June 27, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Executive Order from the Office of the President directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security to fully fund emergency assistance activities undertaken by the National Guard Forces in South Dakota in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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May 13, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission will hold its June 10, 2020 meeting via teleconference and WebEx. Questions arising during the meeting should be sent to CSRIC@fcc.gov and will be answered at a later date.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Alabama due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Arizona due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Arkansas due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Colorado due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Connecticut due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Delaware due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an interim final rule as part of its response to the COVID-19 public health emergency to establish standards and procedures by which they may require certain contracts and orders that promote the national defense be given priority over other contracts and orders. The rule is effective May 13, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Georgia due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Idaho due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Iowa due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Kansas due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Maryland due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Minnesota due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Mississippi due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Nebraska due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Nevada due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of New Hampshire due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of New Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of North Dakota due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Oklahoma due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Rhode Island due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of South Dakota due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Tennessee due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Vermont due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
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May 12, 2020 - Notice of interim final rule and comment request from the Department of Defense to provide exceptions related to telehealth services provided by TRICARE-authorized providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This interim rule is effective on May 12, 2020 through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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May 12, 2020 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released several guidance documents related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. These guidances have been implemented without prior comment but are subject to comment per FDA policies. Includes details on how to submit comments and indicates that there is no deadline for comments.
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May 12, 2020 - Notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to clarify the application process, deadlines, and awards selection criteria for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Supplement. Funds from the program are to be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 12, 2020 - Announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of a virtual public meeting on May 21, 2020 to develop a voluntary agreement to help provide for the national defense by maximizing the effectiveness of the distribution of critical medical resources nationwide to respond to pandemics in general, and COVID-19 specifically. If necessary, a second meeting will take place on May 27, 2020. Written comments should be submitted by May May 20, 2020.
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May 11, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking additional public comment on revisions to the Shortage Designation Management System which is used to collect information needed to designate Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Medically Underserved Populations (MUA/Ps). Comments are due by June 10, 2020.
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May 8, 2020 - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will hold a virtual Tribal Consultation on June 10-11, 2020 to consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities. The consultation will focus on tribal leader input regarding barriers and opportunities for synchronizing early childhood initiatives in their communities. Written testimony should be submitted no later than June 10, 2020.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Oklahoma due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 5, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of South Dakota due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 5, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Tennessee due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 2, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Utah due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 4, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Vermont due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 8, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the U.S. Virgin Islands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 2, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the area.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of West Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 3, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 4, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Wyoming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 11, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 8, 2020 - Notice of interim final rule with comment period from the Health Resources and Services Administrations and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services giving flexibility to those providing services to Medicare, Medicaid, Basic Health Program, and Exchange beneficiaries in order to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides a table outlining flexibilities and the dates in which they are applicable, including those for providers and facilities in rural areas. This interim rule is effective May 8, 2020 and comments are due July 7, 2020.
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May 8, 2020 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to supplement the previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on nondiscrimination obligations and additional eligibility requirements. Comments on the changes are due by June 8, 2020.
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May 7, 2020 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has requested reapproval of the proposed information collection project for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Household Component, Social and Health Experiences Self-Administered Questionnaire. The survey is used to measure the use of, and expenditures for, health care, sources of payment for that health care, insurance status, employment, health status and health care quality. Comments on the proposed information collection are due within 60 days of this notice.
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May 7, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) End Stage Renal Disease Annual Facility Survey Form; and 2) Virtual Groups for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Comments are due by June 8, 2020.
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May 6, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs is correcting errors published in the January 2, 2020 proposed rule that established the process for Alaska Native entities that have not been recognized as bands or tribes before 1936 to become acknowledged as an Indian Tribe pursuant to the Alaska Amendment to the Indian Reorganization Act. Also reopens the comment period on the proposed rule through May 21, 2020.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Alaska due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 9, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Arizona due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 4, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Arkansas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 3, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 1, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the Commonwealth.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Delaware due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 5, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Hawaii due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 1, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Idaho due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 9, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 3, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Maine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 4, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Minnesota due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 7, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Mississippi due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 5, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Montana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 31, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Nebraska due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 4, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of New Hampshire due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 3, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of New Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 5, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of North Dakota due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 1, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 31, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 5, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 2, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
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May 4, 2020 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is requesting nominations for the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality to serve 3-year terms beginning in the spring of 2021. At least one member of the committee must be familiar with rural health issues. The committee advises the AHRQ director and the Secretary of Health and Human Services in regards to AHRQ's mission. Nominations are due within 60 days of this notice.
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May 4, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the application deadline for the National Tribal Broadband grant program. Funding through this programs allows tribal entities to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for the expansion and deployment of broadband services. Applications are now due June 15, 2020.
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May 4, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Quality of Care Complaint Form which is used by Quality Improvement Organizations to collect information from beneficiaries on their complaints about the quality of care they have received; and 2) Quality Improvement Strategy Implementation Plan and Progress Report Form which is used by federally-facilitated qualified health plans to report quality improvement strategies. Comments are due by July 6, 2020.
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May 4, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Department of Health and Human Services have reopened the comment period for the January 21, 2020 proposed rule seeking information on and best practices for the coordination of care from out-of-state providers for Medicaid-eligible children with medically complex conditions. Information received will be used to develop guidance provided to Medicaid directors. Comments are now due by June 3, 2020.
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May 4, 2020 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it has received an application from he Compliance Team for initial recognition as a accrediting organization for suppliers of home infusion therapy services participating in the Medicare program. Comments on the application are due by June 3, 2020.
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May 4, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces a virtual public meeting on June 22, 2020 to receive recommendations and comments regarding payment amounts for new or substantially revised test codes Medicare is considering under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for calendar year 2021. Written comments are due by June 4, 2020.
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May 4, 2020 - The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule to supercede all earlier versions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) interim final rule. Changes to the rule are effective May 4, 2020 and concern limitations on the amount of PPP loans that any single corporate group may receive and provide guidance on the criteria for non-bank lender participation in the program.
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May 4, 2020 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to supplement the previously posted interim final rules with additional guidance to provide clarity on program requirements. This interim final rule supplements SBA's implementation of the Act and requests public comment by June 3, 2020.
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May 1, 2020 - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking comment by June 30, 2020 on the following draft documents: 1) NIOSH Procedures for Developing the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings (Procedures); 2) NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2020 (List), including those drugs proposed for placement on the 2020 List; and 3) Managing Hazardous Drug Exposures: Information for Healthcare Settings.
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May 1, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has re-opened the comment period for the 2006 Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing. CDC is specifically seeking feedback on HIV screening approaches and opt-out routine HIV testing, including suggestions for revisions and new additions, contemporary issues and new evidence, implementation barriers and lessons learned, and examples of innovative model and partnerships.
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May 1, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services designed to promote interoperability and access to information to inform individuals' healthcare decisions, including data about healthcare prices and outcomes. The regulations in this rule will be effective June 30, 2020.
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May 1, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) implementing several provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including health information technology developer certification requirements, provisions to support interoperability, reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking, and more. This rule is effective June 30, 2020.
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May 1, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking additional comments on the information collection request, Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Evaluation. The evaluation purpose is to see if five programs aimed at increasing the access to the number of clinicians treating SUD have met their stated goals. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
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May 1, 2020 - The June 16-17 meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) will now be held virtually on June 16, 2020 only. The agenda and connection instructions to join the meeting will be posted to the NACNHSC website prior to the meeting.
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Apr 30, 2020 - The charter for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC) has been renewed. The NAC provides advice to the Census Bureau on economic, housing demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys.
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Apr 30, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is extending the deadline for comments and recommendations on its intent to create the HRSA Tribal Advisory Council (TAC), as well as nominations of tribal officials for consideration as voluntary delegates to serve on the HRSA TAC. The new deadline is July 6, 2020.
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Apr 28, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment from the public and federal agencies on an information collection regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of businesses. Comments are due by June 29, 2020.
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Apr 28, 2020 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it has received an application from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for continued recognition as a accrediting organization for suppliers of home infusion therapy services participating in the Medicare program. Comments on the application are due by June 26, 2020.
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Apr 28, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking additional comments on an information collection for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Performance Improvement and Measurement System Database. The database is used to collect and measure successes and challenges based on information entered by grantees. Includes changes made in response to a previous comment request. Comments are due by May 28, 2020.
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Apr 28, 2020 - Notice of interim final rule and comment request from the Small Business Administration related to applications submitted under the Paycheck Protection Program through June 30, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. Provides clarification on loan eligibility for hospitals owned by governmental entities, among other things. The interim final rule is effective on April 28, 2020. Comments are due by May 28, 2020.
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Apr 28, 2020 - Notice from the Small Business Administration (SBA) publishing a list of rules to be reviewed pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. SBA is seeking comment on whether the rules should be continued without change, amended, or rescinded to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules upon a substantial number of small entities. Comments are due by July 27, 2020.
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Apr 27, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold virtual meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on June 10-11, 2020 which will be open to the public on June 11 only. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life, while saving money. Agenda items for the public portion of the meeting will be available to the meeting date.
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Apr 27, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking nominations to serve as new members of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) for 5-year terms beginning in 2021 or 2022. Nominations should include representatives from varied backgrounds, races, genders, ages, and people living with disabilities; and include those with experience in research, evaluation, and implementation of community- or health system policies to improve population health. Nominations are due by June 26, 2020.
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Apr 27, 2020 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it has received an application from Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) for continued recognition as a accrediting organization for suppliers of home infusion therapy services participating in the Medicare program. Comments on the application are due by May 27, 2020.
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Apr 24, 2020 - Quarterly listing of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and Federal Register notices published from January through March 2020, including contact information for general questions or additional information about specific sections.
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Apr 24, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending the comment period for a proposed rule titled, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) Three-Year Extension and Changes to Episode Definition and Pricing. The original proposed rule was published in February 2020 and included information regarding rural hospital participation and time frames in which they could participate in the CJR model. Comments are due by June 23, 2020.
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Apr 24, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare's application to be recognized as an accrediting organization for suppliers of home infusion therapy services participating in the Medicare program. The approval is effective April 23, 2020 through April 23, 2024.
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Apr 24, 2020 - Executive Order from the Office of the President directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security to fully fund emergency assistance activities undertaken by the National Guard Forces in Alabama, Alaska, and Delaware in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Apr 24, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule amending the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) civil money penalty (CMP) rules to incorporate new authorities for CMPs, assessments, and exclusions related to HHS grants and contracts; incorporate new CMP authorities for information blocking; and increase the maximum penalties for certain CMP violations. Comments on this proposed rule are due by June 23, 2020.
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Apr 23, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is withdrawing the portion of the April 15, 2020 notice concerning the CMS Plan Benefit Package (PBP) and Formulary CY 2021.
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Apr 21, 2020 - Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this proposed rule would adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. Comments are due by June 15, 2020.
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Apr 21, 2020 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published a list of exemptions to the temporary final rule that was published on April 10, 2020 that listed scarce materials that should not be exported from the U.S. without FEMA approval. This rule is effective April 17, 2020.
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Apr 21, 2020 - Final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services announcing that it will use its discretion in how it applies the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notifications Rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In doing so, HHS will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under HIPAA rules against healthcare providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. This rule went into effect on March 17, 2020.
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Apr 21, 2020 - Notice from the Rural Housing Service of a temporary policy allowing borrowers with direct loans from the Community Facilities Program that are having temporary cash flow issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic to request payment deferrals for up to one year. The policy is effective May 12, 2020 and allows payment deferrals requests to be submitted until September 30, 2020.
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Apr 20, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting public comment on a revision to the currently approved collection for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. Comments are due by May 20, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 20, 2020 - The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will hold a virtual meeting on June 1-2, 2020 to discuss the preliminary coding recommendations for new public requests for revisions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II code set for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Accessories, Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P), Supplies and other non-drug and non-biological items. Presentation submissions will be accepted until May 14, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 20, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Maryland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 26, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 20, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Missouri due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 26, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 20, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 27, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the area.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 20, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 27, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 20, 2020 - Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) announcing the calendar year 2020 reimbursement rates for inpatient and outpatient care provided to Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal program beneficiaries by IHS facilities. The updated rates apply to all qualifying services provided on or after January 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 17, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is extending the comment period for the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). NAMCS provides information on the utilization of healthcare in the U.S. Comments are due within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 17, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on two modules being added to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), which is used to track healthcare associated infections. The new modules will be used to capture the daily, aggregate impact of COVID-19 on healthcare facilities and to monitor medical capacity to respond at local, state, and national levels. Comment are due by June 16, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 17, 2020 - Executive Order from the Office of the President directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security to fully fund emergency assistance activities undertaken by the National Guard Forces in Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 17, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration's National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) will hold its May 2020 meeting by webinar and conference call on May 12th rather than in person. Login information will be available on the NACNEP website.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 16, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on the annual National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) which is used to collection general statistical information on the health of the U.S. population. Includes changes to questions from previous surveys. Comments are due by June 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) HEDIS Data Collection for Medicare Advantage; 2) Quality Payment Program/Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Surveys and Feedback Collections; and 3) Cost-sharing Reduction Reconciliation Data Template. Comments are due by June 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is withdrawing the portion of the March 24, 2020 Federal Register notice concerning PACE quality data monitoring and reporting. The comment period for other items in that notice remains in effect.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment two information collections: 1) Applicable Integrated Plan Coverage Decision Letter which impacts dual eligible special needs plans beginning in CY 2021; and 2) CMS Plan Benefit Package (PBP) and Formulary CY 2021 to collect plan bids to establish Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plan benefit package options during the next open enrollment period. Comments are due by May 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2021. Includes proposals to make changes to the case-mix classification code mappings used under the SNF PPS, adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and changes to the SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) program. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 9, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year 2021. Includes changes related to the adoption of the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases. Also summarizes the changes to the hospice election statement finalized in the FY 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Rate Update final rule and effective for October 1, 2020; and provides hospices with a model election statement and sample addendum. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 9, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - Notice of amendment from the Department of Health and Human Services to extend liability immunity for activities related to medical countermeasures against COVID–19 authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - The Small Business Administration has released an interim final rule to implement the Paycheck Protection Program portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Paycheck Protection Program and loan forgiveness are intended to provide economic relief to small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This interim rule is effective April 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 15, 2020 - In this notice, the Small Business Administration provides supplemental information with additional guidance on the application of certain affiliate rules applicable to the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program announced in a separate interim rule notice. Comments on the interim rule are due by May 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the FY 2021 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. The proposed rule also adopts the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and applies a 2-year transition for all providers negatively impacted by wage index changes. The changes would be effective for IPF discharges beginning October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021. Comments on the proposed rule are due on June 9, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is seeking comment on the Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (CARES Act). Information collected will be used to ensure the effective administration of the program. Comments are due by June 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of New Jersey due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 25, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of California due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 22, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 25, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 26, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Iowa due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 23, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Louisiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 24, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 20, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 25, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Texas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 25, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of Washington due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 22, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 14, 2020 - Notice of interim final rule with comment period to update the regulatory requirements used by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to test and approve air-purifying particulate respirators for use in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The rule will be effective April 14, 2020. Comments are due by August 12, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2020 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has extended the comment period for an information collection for the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database. Data collected through the survey provides comparative data for health plan ratings, health plan accreditation, and quality improvement. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has extended the comment period for those wishing to provide input on their plans to conduct research and develop resources for Workplace Supported Recovery Programs (WSRPs). These programs are meant to help employers and workers with issues related to the misuse of opioids and other drugs. Comments are due by July 27, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2020 - The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has updated deadlines for applications to the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) program. Applications for financial assistance or technical assistance are due April 30, 2020; the deadline to contact CDFI program staff is April 28, 2020; and the deadline to contact the Awards Management Information System-IT (AMIS-IT) help desk is April 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2020 - The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has updated deadlines for applications to the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) program. Applications for financial assistance or technical assistance are due April 30, 2020; the deadline to contact NACA program staff is April 28, 2020; and the deadline to contact the Awards Management Information System-IT (AMIS-IT) help desk is April 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission has issued a correction to the April 9, 2020 notice to provide clarification for the effective date for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 13, 2020 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have issued an interim final rule and comment request for the Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans regulatory capital rule which, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is intended to provide liquidity to small business lenders and the broader credit markets, to help stabilize the financial system, and to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide. The interim final rule is effective April 13, 2020 and comments are due by May 13, 2020.
Source: Federal Register

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