Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-October Through December 2019

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8282-8296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02845]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
[CMS-9120-N]
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program
Issuances--October Through December 2019
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
ACTION: Notice
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SUMMARY: This quarterly notice lists CMS manual instructions,
substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register
notices that were published from October through December 2019,
relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs
administered by CMS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: It is possible that an interested
party may need specific information and not be able to determine from
the listed information whether the issuance or regulation would fulfill
that need. Consequently, we are providing contact persons to answer
general questions concerning each of the addenda published in this
notice.
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 Addenda Contact Phone No.
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I CMS Manual Instructions................... Ismael Torres.................................... (410) 786-1864
II Regulation Documents Published in the Terri Plumb...................................... (410) 786-4481
 Federal Register.
III CMS Rulings............................. Tiffany Lafferty................................. (410) 786-7548
IV Medicare National Coverage Determinations Wanda Belle, MPA................................. (410) 786-7491
V FDA-Approved Category B IDEs.............. John Manlove..................................... (410) 786-6877
VI Collections of Information............... William Parham................................... (410) 786-4669
VII Medicare-Approved Carotid Stent Sarah Fulton, MHS................................ (410) 786-2749
 Facilities.
VIII American College of Cardiology-National Sarah Fulton, MHS................................ (410) 786-2749
 Cardiovascular Data Registry Sites.
IX Medicare's Active Coverage-Related JoAnna Baldwin, MS............................... (410) 786-7205
 Guidance Documents.
X One-time Notices Regarding National JoAnna Baldwin, MS............................... (410) 786-7205
 Coverage Provisions.
XI National Oncologic Positron Emission David Dolan, MBA................................. (410) 786-3365
 Tomography Registry Sites.
XII Medicare-Approved Ventricular Assist David Dolan, MBA................................. (410) 786-3365
 Device (Destination Therapy) Facilities.
XIII Medicare-Approved Lung Volume Reduction Sarah Fulton, MHS................................ (410) 786-2749
 Surgery Facilities.
XIV Medicare-Approved Bariatric Surgery Sarah Fulton, MHS................................ (410) 786-2749
 Facilities.
XV Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission David Dolan, MBA................................. (410) 786-3365
 Tomography for Dementia Trials.
All Other Information....................... Annette Brewer................................... (410) 786-6580
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Background
 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible
for administering the Medicare and Medicaid programs and coordination
and oversight of private health insurance. Administration and oversight
of these programs involves the following: (1) Furnishing information to
Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, health care providers, and the
public; and (2) maintaining effective communications with CMS regional
offices, state governments, state Medicaid agencies, state survey
agencies, various providers of health care, all Medicare contractors
that process claims and pay bills, National Association of Insurance
Commissioners
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(NAIC), health insurers, and other stakeholders. To implement the
various statutes on which the programs are based, we issue regulations
under the authority granted to the Secretary of the Department of
Health and Human Services under sections 1102, 1871, 1902, and related
provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act) and Public Health
Service Act. We also issue various manuals, memoranda, and statements
necessary to administer and oversee the programs efficiently.
 Section 1871(c) of the Act requires that we publish a list of all
Medicare manual instructions, interpretive rules, statements of policy,
and guidelines of general applicability not issued as regulations at
least every 3 months in the Federal Register.
II. Format for the Quarterly Issuance Notices
 This quarterly notice provides only the specific updates that have
occurred in the 3-month period along with a hyperlink to the full
listing that is available on the CMS website or the appropriate data
registries that are used as our resources. This is the most current up-
to-date information and will be available earlier than we publish our
quarterly notice. We believe the website list provides more timely
access for beneficiaries, providers, and suppliers. We also believe the
website offers a more convenient tool for the public to find the full
list of qualified providers for these specific services and offers more
flexibility and ``real time'' accessibility. In addition, many of the
websites have listservs; that is, the public can subscribe and receive
immediate notification of any updates to the website. These listservs
avoid the need to check the website, as notification of updates is
automatic and sent to the subscriber as they occur. If assessing a
website proves to be difficult, the contact person listed can provide
information.
III. How To Use the Notice
 This notice is organized into 15 addenda so that a reader may
access the subjects published during the quarter covered by the notice
to determine whether any are of particular interest. We expect this
notice to be used in concert with previously published notices. Those
unfamiliar with a description of our Medicare manuals should view the
manuals at http://www.cms.gov/manuals.
 Dated: January 30, 2020.
Kathleen Cantwell
Director, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
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