[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72811-72812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25458]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting Announcement for the Technical Advisory Panel on Medicare 
Trustee Reports

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the meeting dates for the Technical 
Advisory Panel on Medicare Trustee Reports on Monday, October 31, 2016 
and Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Washington, DC.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 9:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and it is open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hubert Humphrey Building, 
200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC, 20201 Room 738G.3.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald Oellerich, Designated 
Federal Officer, at the Office of Human Services Policy, Assistant 
Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 
690-8410.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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    I. Purpose: The Panel will discuss the long-term rate of change in 
health spending and may make recommendations to the Secretary on how 
the Medicare Trustees might more accurately estimate health spending in 
the short and long run. The Panel's discussion is expected to be very 
technical in nature and will focus on the actuarial and economic 
assumptions and methods by which Trustees might more accurately measure 
health spending. This Committee is governed by the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 
10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The Committee is composed of nine members 
appointed by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
    II. Agenda. The Panel will likely hear presentations from the HHS 
Office of the Actuary on issues they wish the panel to address. This 
may be followed by a presentation by a representative of the Medicare 
Payment Advisory Commission. Additional presentations regarding long 
range growth, sustainability of provider payments under Affordable Care 
Act (ACA) and Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA), 
methods for transitioning from short term (10 year) to long term (75 
year) projections and methods and the presentation of uncertainty in 
the report may follow. After any presentations, the Panel will 
deliberate openly on the topics. Interested persons may observe the 
deliberations, but the Panel will not hear public comments during this 
time. The Panel will also allow an open public session for any attendee 
to address issues specific to the topic.
    III. Meeting Attendance. The Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, 
November 1, 2016 meetings are open to the public; however, in-person 
attendance is limited to space available.

Meeting Registration:

    The public may attend the meeting in-person. Space is limited and 
registration is required in order to attend in-person. Registration may 
be completed by emailing or faxing all the following information to Dr. 
Donald Oellerich at don.oellerich@hhs.gov or fax 202-690-6562:
    Name.
    Company name.
    Postal address.
    Email address.
    If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation 
for a disability is needed, please contact Dr. Oellerich, no later than 
October 26, 2016 by sending an email message to don.oellerich@hhs.gov 
or calling 202-690-8410.
    Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register by following 
the instructions in the ``Meeting Registration'' section of this 
notice. A confirmation email will be sent to the registrants shortly 
after completing the registration process.

IV. Special Accommodations

    Individuals requiring special accommodations must include the 
request for these services during registration.

V. Copies of the Charter

    The Secretary's Charter for the Technical Advisory Panel on 
Medicare Trustee Reports is available upon request from Dr. Donald 
Oellerich at don.oellerich@hhs.gov or by calling 202-690-8410.

    Dated: October 13, 2016.
Kathryn E. Martin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2016-25458 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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