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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.

HHS: 340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation
Aug 21, 2017 - Notice of proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would further delay a January 5, 2017, final rule setting forth the calculation of the 340B ceiling price and defining civil monetary penalties for manufacturers who knowingly charge covered entities more than the ceiling price. If implemented, provisions of the final rule would take effect July 1, 2018. Comments regarding HHS's proposal must be submitted on or before September 20, 2017.
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IHS: Division of Behavioral Health; Office of Clinical and Preventive Services; Zero Suicide Initiative-Support
Aug 21, 2017 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications through October 12, 2017, for Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) cooperative agreements, which are to be used to develop comprehensive, culturally sensitive frameworks for suicide care in Indian health systems. Total funding available is approximately $2 million, and IHS anticipates issuing five awards averaging $400,000 each.
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CMS: Medicare Program; Cancellation of Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Models; Changes to Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model (CMS-5524-P)
Aug 17, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) incentive payment model. Proposed rule would also make changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model and give certain hospitals, including low-volume and rural hospitals, a one-time option to discontinue participation. Additional information is available on the August 15, 2017, CMS fact sheet. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on October 16, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Provider-Based Status of Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities and Organizations; Costs Reporting and Provider Requirements; Agreement Termination Notices
Aug 14, 2017 - Final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that updates Medicare payments and policies, relieves regulatory burdens for providers, supports the patient-doctor relationship, and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation. Final rule includes changes to Medicare termination notices for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and other providers, and finalizes details of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration extension, among other things. Additional information is available on the August 2, 2017, CMS fact sheet.
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IHS: Division of Behavioral Health; Office of Clinical and Preventive Services; Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I)
Aug 14, 2017 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications through September 16, 2017, for its Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I). BH2I provides grants to federally recognized tribes and/or tribal organizations to plan, develop, and implement a coordinated system of care between behavioral health and primary care providers. Approximately $6 million is available, and IHS anticipates making 12 awards at $500,000 each.
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CMS: Health Insurance Marketplace SM
Aug 11, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) will hold an open meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern on September 13, 2017, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes a welcome and listening session with CMS leadership, a recap of the previous meeting, a review of CMS programs and initiatives, an opportunity for public comment, and a review of recommendations and next steps. Pre-registration is required by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 30, 2017, and public attendance is limited to the space available.
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DOS: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
Aug 10, 2017 - The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is requesting comments regarding their intent to continue collecting information as part of the J-1 visa waiver recommendation application. Information collected is used to determine the eligibility of a J-1 visa holder for a waiver of the two-year home residency requirement. Comments must be submitted to the DOS no later than September 11, 2017.
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HHS: Meetings Announcement for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
Aug 9, 2017 - Announces the next meeting of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee which will be held on September 7-8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern each day at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C. The meeting will include discussions and voting on proposals for physician-focused payment models submitted by the public. Those wishing to participate may attend in person, over teleconference, or via livestream. Pre-registration is requested.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare Program; FY 2018 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System-Rate Update
Aug 7, 2017 - Notice with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating prospective payment rates for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), including freestanding IPFs and psychiatric units of acute care hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Updated rates are effective for discharges occurring October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Comments regarding the updates must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on October 6, 2017.
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HHS: Announcement of Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
Aug 7, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030, will hold an open meeting on September 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and September 7, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern to identify critical health issues and set goals for the Healthy People 2030 initiative. The meeting may be attended in person and will be held at the 20 F Street NW Conference Center located in Washington, D.C. Required pre-registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on September 1, 2017.
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April through June 2017
Aug 4, 2017 - Quarterly listing of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and Federal Register notices published from April through June, 2017. Also includes contact information for general questions or additional information about a specific section.
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CMS: Medicare Program; FY 2018 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements
Aug 4, 2017 - Final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The rule also adds new quality measures and makes changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). Additional information is available on the August 1, 2017, CMS fact sheet. Provisions of the rule take effect October 1, 2017.
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CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2018, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, Survey Team Composition, and Correction of the Performance Period for the NHSN HCP Influenza Vaccination Immunization Reporting Measure in the ESRD QIP for PY 2020
Aug 4, 2017 - Final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating fiscal year (FY) 2018 prospective payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), resulting in a roughly one percent increase over FY 2017. The rule also finalizes revisions to the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and Value-Based Purchasing Program, among other things. Additional information is available on the July 31, 2017, CMS final rule fact sheet.
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CMS: Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2018
Aug 3, 2017 - Final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in fiscal year 2018, removes the 25 percent payment penalty for IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) late transmissions, refines the 60 percent rule presumptive methodology, finalizes technical IRF process revisions, and makes changes to the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). IRF payment updates include the discontinuation of the rural adjustment. Additional information is available on the July 31, 2017, CMS fact sheet.
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SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services; Notice of Meeting
Aug 2, 2017 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS) will hold an open meeting on August 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's main office in Rockville, Maryland. Topics for the meeting include a discussion with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the invisibility of American Indian/Alaska Native women, legislative updates, a follow-up discussion on the Office of Women's Health Report on Women and Opioids, and more. The meeting may be attended in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested.
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CMS: Health Insurance MarketplaceSM
Jul 31, 2017 - Notice of charter renewal for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE). APOE makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Administrator of CMS on ways to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The renewed charter authorizes the APOE through January 19, 2019.
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HHS: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Notice of Meeting
Jul 31, 2017 - Notice of the combined meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) four national advisory councils: the SAMHSA National Advisory Council (NAC), the Center for Mental Health Services NAC, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention NAC, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment NAC; and the two SAMHSA advisory committees: the Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS), and the Tribal Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC). The meeting is open to the public, may be accessed via telephone, web conference, or in person, and will be held at SAMHSA's Rockville, Maryland office on August 11, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Online pre-registration is requested.
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VA: Advisory Committee Charter Renewals
Jul 31, 2017 - Notice of charter renewal for the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Special Medical Advisory Group, which makes recommendations to the Secretary and Under Secretary for Health on issues related to research, education, training of health manpower, contingency planning, and the care and treatment of veterans. Also renewed is the charter for the VA's National Research Advisory Council. Both charters are renewed for a two-year period.
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CMS: Medicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions
Jul 28, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlining the methodology for calculating and implementing the annual Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotment reductions. Aggregate annual reductions are scheduled to begin in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and continue through FY 2025. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 28, 2017.
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CMS: Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs: Announcement of the Extension of Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Part B Non-Emergency Ground Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health Agencies in Designated Geographic Locations
Jul 28, 2017 - In order to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the statewide moratoria on the enrollment of new Medicare Part B non-emergency ground ambulance providers and suppliers of Medicare home health agencies, subunits, and branch locations in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The extension takes effect July 29, 2017, and also applies to the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in those states.
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CMS: Proposed Rule Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Proposed CY 2019 Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
Jul 28, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would update payment rates for home health agencies (HHAs) in calendar year 2018 and beyond, including the sunset of the rural add-on payment. Proposed rule would also implement a new case-mix methodology and reduce the unit of payment from a 60-day to 30-day episode of care beginning January 1, 2019, among other things. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on September 25, 2017.
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FNS: National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates
Jul 28, 2017 - Announces the annual adjustments to the federal and state funding levels for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and the reimbursement rates for institutions participating in the Special Milk Program for Children. Updated rates are effective from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
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IHS: Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services; Funding Opportunities: Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
Jul 28, 2017 - Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) announcing a three-year funding opportunity for the planning, development, and implementation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI). Approximately $3.6 million in total funding is available, and IHS expects to allocate the funding across each of the 12 IHS service areas. Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2017.
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SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Jul 27, 2017 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council (NAC) will hold an open meeting on August 10, 2017, to discuss the substance use prevention workforce, the changing landscape of prevention, and the latest CSAP program developments. The meeting is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern at the SAMHSA building, located in Rockville, Maryland. Pre-registration is requested.
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HRSA: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Jul 26, 2017 - The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) will hold an open meeting on August 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The primary focus of the meeting is to discuss ongoing issues related to ACTPCMD reports that are currently under development. The meeting may be attended in person or via teleconference and webinar, and the final agenda will be posted on the ACTPCMD website.
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EOP: Establishing a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure
Jul 25, 2017 - Executive order establishing the Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure. Housed within and supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Council will consist of 15 appointed members and make recommendations to the President regarding federal support of infrastructure projects across the U.S. The Council's recommendations shall cover several sectors including water resources, renewable energy generation, broadband, pipelines, aviation, and more.
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HHS: Health Information Technology Advisory Committee; Call for Applications
Jul 25, 2017 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking applicants to fill two open positions on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). HITAC members serve three-year, unpaid terms and make recommendations to the National Coordinator on ways to advance an interoperable HIT infrastructure. Applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. Eastern on August 4, 2017.
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RUS: Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
Jul 25, 2017 - Notice from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announcing the second application window for the fiscal year 2017 Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program, which provides loans for the construction, improvement, and acquisition of broadband facilities and equipment in eligible rural areas. Loan amounts will range from $100,000 to $20 million, and RUS is accepting applications through September 30, 2017.
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HHS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Jul 24, 2017 - As part of the evaluation process for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to collect information to help inform the annual report to Congress and address research related questions. The CCBHC demonstration is designed to more fully integrate primary care and behavioral health services, ensure more consistent use of evidence-based practices, and assess the quality of care provided by CCBHCs. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be submitted by August 23, 2017.
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CMS: Medicaid Program; State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs): Federal Fiscal Year 2014 and Federal Fiscal Year 2015 through Calendar Year 2015
Jul 21, 2017 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) setting forth the states' final allotments available to pay Medicare Part B premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) during fiscal year (FY) 2014, and the preliminary QI allotments for FY 2015. Final allotments for FY 2014 are effective October 1, 2013. Preliminary allotments for FY 2015, extended through calendar year 2015, are effective October 1, 2014.
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CMS: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2018; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; and Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
Jul 21, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would make changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies. Proposed rule includes revisions related to telehealth, the Diabetes Prevention Program, Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) payment policies, and more. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on September 11, 2017. Additional details are available on the July 13, 2017, CMS proposed rule fact sheet.
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CMS: Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Meeting on Behavioral Health Payment and Care Delivery
Jul 21, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a public meeting from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, September 8, 2017, to discuss ideas for a new behavioral health payment model that will improve care quality and access, while also lowering the cost of care for Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions. For those who wish to attend, online pre-registration is required by 12:00 a.m. Eastern on August 25, 2017.
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RHS: Notice for Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Jul 21, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Rural Housing Service (RHS) to reinstate a previously approved information collection related to the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program. Information collected will help the RHS determine eligibility for the program, which promotes affordable housing for low- and moderate-income borrowers in rural America. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by September 19, 2017.
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SAMHSA: Center for Mental Health Services; Notice of Meeting
Jul 21, 2017 - Meeting announcement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC will convene in both open and closed sessions on August 10, 2017, and continue the open session on August 11, 2017. Agenda topics for the open portion of the meeting include a discussion on CMHS' policy issues, co-occurring mental illness and opioid addiction, faith-based approaches, and more. The meeting may be attended in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested.
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CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs
Jul 20, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would make changes to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for calendar year 2018. Also proposed, among other things, are Medicare Part B reimbursement reductions for drugs purchased through the 340B Program, and a two-year extension of the moratorium on enforcing the direct supervision requirement in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and small rural hospitals. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on September 11, 2017.
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RUS: Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Jul 20, 2017 - The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is requesting public comments by September 18, 2017, regarding their intent to continue collecting information as part of the RUS Water and Environmental Programs (WEP). WEP provides loans and grants for water, sewer, storm water, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural towns with populations of 10,000 or less. Information collected is primarily financial in nature and used to determine borrower eligibility.
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Jul 19, 2017 - Request for comments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding their intent to continue collecting information via the Independent Rural Health Centers/Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Centers Cost Report. Information collected allows CMS to determine a provider's reasonable costs incurred while furnishing Medicare services. CMS also intends to continue collecting information to help with maintenance of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Comments must be received by September 18, 2017.
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DOS: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status
Jul 19, 2017 - The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is requesting comments regarding their intent to continue collecting information as needed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to administer the Exchange Visitor Program (J-Nonimmigrant). Collected information identifies the individual, along with a spouse or dependents if applicable, seeking to enter the U.S. as an Exchange Visitor in J-1 Nonimmigrant status. Public comments must be submitted to the DOS by September 18, 2017.
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VA: Fund Availability Under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas Program
Jul 19, 2017 - Announces the availability of funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. Approximately $2 million is authorized for fiscal year 2017 to continue funding for existing veterans transportation programs that were funded during fiscal year 2016. Individual grants will not exceed $50,000, and applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on August 18, 2017.
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RUS: Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Jul 18, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to continue collecting information as part of the Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program application process. The HWWS Grant Program makes grants to organizations that will help rural homeowners finance the cost of private wells. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by September 18, 2017.
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Jul 17, 2017 - Announces the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) intent to continue collecting information related to the hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) physician ownership disclosure. The disclosure requires CAHs and certain Medicare participating hospitals to disclose to patients whether the facility is physician owned, and if so, the names of the physician owners. Additionally, affected facilities are required to disclose if they do not have a physician (MD or DO) on the premises at all times. Notice also proposes the extension of the Medicare/Medicaid Psychiatric Hospital Survey Data and Supporting Regulations, and revisions to the Medicare Advantage, Part D, and fee-for-service Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. Comments regarding the proposed information collection efforts must be submitted by August 16, 2017.
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EOP: Rescheduling Notification of the Public Teleconference of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
Jul 14, 2017 - Notice of rescheduling from the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for the teleconference of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis that was previously scheduled for July 17, 2017. The meeting is now scheduled for July 31, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern and may be attended via conference call. The interim draft report, which is the subject of the scheduled meeting, will be posted on ONDCP's website prior to the meeting.
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities
Jul 13, 2017 - Amendment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) correcting technical and typographical errors printed in an October 4, 2016, final rule that revised the Medicare and Medicaid program participation requirements for long-term care facilities. Provisions of the correction take effect July 13, 2017.
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HRSA: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Jul 13, 2017 - Amends the charter of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD), effective May 31, 2017. Revisions are designed to clarify the authorization and duties of the ACTPCMD regarding medicine and dentistry as it operates and conducts its business.
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies; Delay of Effective Date
Jul 10, 2017 - Delays the effective date of a January 13, 2017, final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revising the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Provisions of the rule, which were originally scheduled to take effect on July 13, 2017, will now take effect on January 13, 2018.
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program, OMB No. 0915-0386-Revision
Jul 7, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing plans to revise information collection efforts related to the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program. Proposed revisions will reduce the number of reported performance measures and help the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) show annual program performance. Comments regarding the proposed revisions must be submitted no later than August 7, 2017.
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Jul 6, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue collecting information as part of the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) procedures and criteria, and the application for hospital insurance and supporting regulations. CMS is also proposing a new collection under the CMS Tribal Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Program Survey. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be received by September 5, 2017.
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SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Jul 6, 2017 - Announces a new project by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services' (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) which will use a series of interviews and survey measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR) Grants. Information will be collected from all 57 Opioid STR grantees. Comments regarding the proposed project and information collection activities must be submitted by August 7, 2017.
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SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Jul 6, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to initiate a new project that will ask states and jurisdictions that receive funds through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR) Grants program to report on their implementation and performance through an online data collection system. Information will be collected at the mid-point and conclusion of each grant year. Comments regarding the proposed data collection efforts must be submitted by August 7, 2017.
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CMS: Medicaid/CHIP Program; Medicaid Program and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control and Payment Error Rate Measurement Programs in Response to the Affordable Care Act
Jul 5, 2017 - Final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) and Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) programs based on the changes to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), among other things. Provisions of the rule take effect August 4, 2017.
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CMS: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, and End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program
Jul 5, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating and revising the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year 2018 and updating the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). Also proposes requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), including for payment years 2019 through 2021. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on August 28, 2017.
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program, OMB No. 0915-0387 - Extension
Jul 5, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue collecting information which is used to evaluate and quantify the effects of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement (Rural Quality) Grant Program. The Rural Quality program is designed to improve health outcomes for patients by promoting and supporting the quality improvement activities of rural primary care providers. Comments regarding this collection of information must be received no later than August 4, 2017.
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CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program
Jun 30, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which, among other things, would expand Quality Payment Program (QPP) exemptions and implement virtual group provisions for small and rural providers. The proposed rule would also ease electronic health record (EHR) requirements for certain providers as they transition from 2014 certified EHRs to 2015 certified EHRs. Comments regarding provisions of the proposed rule must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 21, 2017. Additional information is available on the CMS proposed rule fact sheet.
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ACL: Availability of Program Application Instructions for Tribal MIPPA Program Funds
Jun 28, 2017 - The Administration for Community Living announces its intent to award supplemental funding to existing Older Americans Act Title VI Native American grantees to be used for activities related to community outreach informing Native American elders of benefits available through Medicare Part D, the Low Income Subsidy, the Medicare Savings Program, or Medicare prevention benefits and screenings.
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AHRQ: Meetings: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Jun 27, 2017 - The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) work in learning healthcare systems, the EvidenceNOW initiative, and a discussion on how AHRQ data and analytics can help solve emerging policy issues. A full agenda will be available on the AHRQ website no later than July 19, 2017.
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AHRQ: Requests for Nominations: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Jun 27, 2017 - Request for nominations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for public members of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Members generally serve three-year terms, come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds, and as part of the Council, work in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Director of the AHRQ. At least one member should be a specialist in the rural aspects of their profession or field. Nominations should be submitted within 60 days of June 27, 2017.
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CMS: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Improving Healthcare Choices To Empower
Jun 27, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an error correction for the Federal Register notice, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Improving Healthcare Choices To Empower Patients, published June 12, 2017. This notice corrects the contact person and information associated with the original notice. Comments or suggestions related to that initial notice must be submitted by July 12, 2017.
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HHS: Solicitation for Written Comments on the Development of Healthy People 2030
Jun 27, 2017 - The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting written comments on the proposed framework of Healthy People 2030. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on September 29, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Jun 26, 2017 - Notice from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which, among other things, announces CMS' intent to continue collecting information as part of the Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) conditions of participation. Information collected is used by surveyors to ensure CAHs are eligible to participate in the Medicare program. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by August 25, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Approval of an Application From the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality for Continued CMS Approval of Its Hospital Accreditation Program
Jun 26, 2017 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the approval and continued recognition of the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) as a national accrediting organization for hospitals seeking to participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs. CIHQ's approval takes effect July 26, 2017, and runs through July 26, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Lists of Designated Primary Medical Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Jun 26, 2017 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Lists are available on HRSA's HPSA Find website, and are current as of May 1, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Low-Income Levels Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Authorized in Titles III, VII, and VIII of the Public Health Service Act
Jun 26, 2017 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing the updated income levels used to determine eligibility for low-income families wishing to participate in certain HRSA nursing or health professions training programs. Low-income levels are updated annually based on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) poverty guidelines.
Source: Federal Register
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EOP: Cancellation Notification of the Public Teleconference of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
Jun 23, 2017 - Notice from the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announcing the cancellation of the public teleconference of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis that was previously scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. The teleconferece will be rescheduled for a later date.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Deeming Applications for Health Center Volunteer Health Professionals
Jun 23, 2017 - Information collection and public comment request from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding the deeming application for Health Center Program grantees seeking Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage for volunteer health professionals (VHPs). The application form provides HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) with the information necessary to make deeming determinations for the purpose of FTCA coverage. Public comments must be submitted to HRSA no later than August 22, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Deeming Applications for Health Centers, OMB No. 0906-XXXX-New
Jun 23, 2017 - Information collection and public comment request from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding the deeming application for Health Center Program grantees seeking Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage. The application form provides HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) with the information necessary to make deeming determinations for the purpose of FTCA coverage. Public comments must be submitted to HRSA no later than August 22, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning Performance Improvement and Measurement System Database, OMB No. 0915-0384-Extension
Jun 22, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue collecting information as part of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Performance Improvement and Measurement System Database. Collected information is used to quantify and convey the successes and challenges associated with the grant award, and measure objectives across the following areas: network infrastructure, network collaboration, sustainability, and network assessment. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted no later than July 24, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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FCC: Rural Health Care Support Mechanism
Jun 21, 2017 - Final rule from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) amending the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program rules and allowing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to be included amongst the list of healthcare provider types eligible to receive support under the Healthcare Connect Fund. Effective June 21, 2017, the rule change aligns RHC rules with provisions of the Rural Healthcare Connectivity Act of 2016.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Jun 21, 2017 - Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) outlining proposed changes to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which is used to determine the prevalence and use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and misuse of prescription drugs. SAMHSA is requesting comments by July 21, 2017, regarding the proposed changes and information collection activities.
Source: Federal Register
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ACL: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection Materials for the Evaluation of the Administration for Community Living's American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs (OAA Title VI)
Jun 20, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to implement a new set of elder and caregiver focus groups, staff interviews, and caregiver surveys. The information collected will help ACL evaluate its American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian programs, and document the value of Title VI programs for affected groups. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by July 20, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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ACL: Notice of Intent To Award a Single Source Non-Competing Supplement to the Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
Jun 20, 2017 - Announces that the Administration for Community Living (ACL) will fund the University of North Dakota's (UND) National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) under the Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) through a one-year extension running from August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018. $200,000 will be awarded to help UND/NIEJI continue their work addressing the lack of culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country. The ACL began funding the project in August 2014.
Source: Federal Register
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ACF: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Jun 16, 2017 - Proposal from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to collect information as part of an impact study on the first round of the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program. The impact study will evaluate the efficacy of approaches used by non-tribal HPOG grantees to provide low-income individuals with opportunities for education, training, and/or advancement in the healthcare field. Comments regarding the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of June 16, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Application and Other Forms Utilized by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP), the NHSC Students To Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP), and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP), OMB No. 0915-0146-Revision
Jun 15, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to revise the application and other forms used by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program, the NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP), and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP). Revisions include the removal of two forms for the NHSC S2S LRP application section. Comments regarding the proposed revisions must be submitted no later than July 17, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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ACL: Availability of Program Application Instructions for MIPPA Program Funds
Jun 14, 2017 - As part of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is accepting state plans for Low Income Subsidy and Prescription Drug Enrollment Outreach and Assistance grant funding. MIPPA funding is intended to help states provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through local coalition building and enhanced outreach and education activities. Grants will be awarded to state agencies across three priority areas: State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). MIPPA program state plans must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on August 14, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Jun 14, 2017 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting approval to collect information as a way to facilitate virtual groups within the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Virtual groups would allow small and rural practices to join together and report MIPS data as a collective entity starting with the 2018 performance period. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be submitted by August 14, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities: Revisions to Case-Mix Methodology; Extension of Comment Period
Jun 14, 2017 - Extends the comment period of a May 4, 2017, proposed rule which, among other things, would update fiscal year 2018 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system (PPS), and revise sections of the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and Value-Based Purchasing Program. Instead of the original June 26, 2017, deadline, comments will now be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 25, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AOA-HFAP) for Continued CMS Approval of Its Ambulatory Surgical Center Accreditation Program
Jun 13, 2017 - Acknowledges the receipt of an application from the American Osteopathic Association / Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AOA-HFAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgical centers that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments regarding AOA-HFAP's request, specifically related to their accreditation standards and requirements, must be received by CMS no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on July 13, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Improving Healthcare Choices To Empower Patients
Jun 12, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments from interested parties to help shape ongoing efforts to reduce regulatory burdens associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and create a more patient-centered healthcare system that promotes affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment. Comments or suggestions about changes to existing regulations or other actions within HHS's authority must be submitted by July 12, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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HHS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Jun 12, 2017 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on ways to improve the delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between HHS and the public, and allow the public to contribute directly to program improvement. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be submitted no later than July 12, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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IHS: Tribal Management Grant Program; Extension of Due Dates
Jun 9, 2017 - Extends the application deadline for the fiscal year 2017 Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program from June 4, 2017, to June 30, 2017, and corrects other key dates that were misprinted in the original May 1, 2017, funding announcement.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revision of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Arbitration Agreements
Jun 8, 2017 - Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which would revise the requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities wishing to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. The rule seeks to enhance transparency throughout the arbitration process, reduce unnecessary provider burden, and support residents' rights to make decisions about their own healthcare. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 7, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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RBS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
Jun 8, 2017 - Reissuance of a November 18, 2016, notice by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) inviting applications for fiscal year 2017 grants to provide technical assistance (TA) for rural transportation (RT) systems under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program. This notice extends the application deadline to 4:30 p.m. local time on September 6, 2017, and expands the types of entities eligible to apply. Historically, one grant will be awarded for the provision of TA to RT projects, and one will be awarded for the provision of TA to RT projects operated by Federally Recognized Native American Tribes (FRNATs) only.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Reconciliation Tool for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, OMB No. 0915-0342-Extension
Jun 7, 2017 - Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue collecting information through the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program reconciliation tool. Data collected allows THCGME's prospective payments, whether they were overpaid or underpaid, to be equalized at the end of the fiscal year. Comments regarding the continued information collection must be received by July 7, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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RBS: Inviting Applications for Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grants
Jun 7, 2017 - The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2017 Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) Program. The SDGG Program's primary objective is to provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas. Up to $3 million in total funding is available, with individual grants limited to $175,000 each. Paper applications must be postmarked and mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than August 1, 2017, and electronic applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on July 25, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CDC: Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)
Jun 6, 2017 - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold its annual Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting and 17th biannual tribal consultation session on August 8-9, 2017, in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Topics of discussion will include tribal priorities for the CDC/ATSDR, public health capacity in Indian Country, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) public health concerns, budget and funding opportunities, and more. The meetings will be open to the public and may be attended in-person only. Attendees must pre-register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Veteran's Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program
Jun 6, 2017 - Notice of funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing single-source awards to two groups of current Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) - Veteran's Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (VBSN) program recipients. Approximately $6.2 million is available to continue the training of the 672 veteran students who are in the middle of their program studies.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Jun 6, 2017 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to revise certain portions of the Notification of Intent to Use Schedule III, IV, or V Opioid Drugs for the Maintenance and Detoxification Treatment of Opiate Addiction by a "Qualifying Other Practitioner." The revisions help clarify existing language and eliminate confusion. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by July 6, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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RHS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 1, 2017 - The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2017 Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program, which provides public agencies and other nonprofit entities with grant funds to help low-income rural homeowners repair and/or rehabilitate their homes. HPG funds may also be used to help rental property owners or cooperative housing complexes repair their units if they agree to make them available to low-income renters. Electronic applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on July 17, 2017, and paper applications must be submitted to your Rural Development State Office by 5:00 p.m. local time on July 17, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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EOP: Notification of a Public Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
May 31, 2017 - Notice from the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announcing the first meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The first meeting will consist of statements from invited nonprofit organizations regarding current drug-related issues and a discussion of issues raised. The meeting will be streamed live for public viewing and is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Source: Federal Register
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RHS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for Fiscal Year 2017
May 26, 2017 - Announces that the Rural Housing Service (RHS) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2017 Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program. RCDI awards grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 to nonprofit organizations, low-income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes, to help build their capacity and prepare to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or economic development. Applications must be received by RHS no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, July 25, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare Program: Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (the Panel) Meeting on August 21-22, 2017
May 25, 2017 - Announces the annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2017. The Panel advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on issues related to the clinical integrity of Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) groups and the appropriate level of supervision for outpatient therapeutic services. The annual meeting is scheduled for August 21-22, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern each day, and will be held at the CMS Central Office in Woodlawn, Maryland. The meeting may be attended via webcast, teleconference, or in person.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA: Call for Nominations for the Non-Federal Members of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
May 24, 2017 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking nominations for the non-federal members of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC), which was created as part of the recently enacted 21st Century Cures Act. ISMICC will coordinate federal efforts related to serious mental illness and provide recommendations to Congress and other relevant federal agencies. At least one member of ISMICC must be a mental health professional with clinical or research experience working with medically underserved populations. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on June 2, 2017.
Source: Federal Register
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