Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2021

CourtCenters For Medicare & Medicaid Services,Health And Human Services Department
Citation86 FR 45986
Publication Date17 Aug 2021
Record Number2021-17602
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 156 (Tuesday, August 17, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 17, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 45986-45999]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-17602]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
                [CMS-9131-N]
                Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program
                Issuances--April Through June 2021
                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 April through June 2021, 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 Wanda Belle, MPA................................ (410) 786-7491
                 Determinations.
                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- Sarah Fulton, MHS............................... (410) 786-2749
                 National 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 Sarah Fulton, MHS............................... (410) 786-2749
                 Reduction 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 (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
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                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.
                 The Director of the Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory
                Affairs of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Kathleen
                Cantwell, having reviewed and approved this document, authorizes
                Lynette Willson, who is the Federal Register Liaison, to electronically
                sign this document for purposes of publication in the Federal Register.
                 Dated: August 11, 2021.
                Lynette Wilson,
                Federal Register Liaison, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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