Federal Register: June 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 116)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-15198
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Care Financing Administration
CFR Citation: 42 CFR Part 405
RIN ID: RIN 0938-AJ31
HCF ID: [HCFA-3432-N3]
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of extension of comment period for notice of intent to publish a proposed rule.
Medicare Program; Criteria for Making Coverage Decisions; Extension of Comment Period
DATES: The comment period is extended to 5 p.m. on July 17, 2000.
This document extends the comment period for the notice of intent published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2000, (65 FR 31124). In that document we announced our intention to publish a proposed rule and solicited advance public comments on the criteria we would use to make certain national coverage decisions and the criteria our contractors would use to make local coverage decisions.
Coverage decisions; criteria,
On May 16, 2000, we issued a notice of intent to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register (65 FR 31124). The comment period would close on June 15, 2000. Because of the scope of the notice of intent, several organizations that would be affected by the policies requested more time to analyze the potential consequences of the notice of intent. Therefore, we are extending the public comment period until July 17, 2000. We will also hold a Town Hall Meeting to facilitate public discussion. We will publish a Federal Register notice announcing the meeting specifics when available. This information will also be available on our web page @ www.hcfa.gov/ quality.
Authority: Secs. 1102 and 1871 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1302 and 1395hh).
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, MedicareHospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance Program)
Dated: June 2, 2000.
NancyAnn Min DeParle,
Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration.
Approved: June 12, 2000.
Donna E. Shalala,
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Susan Gleeson, (410) 786-0542.