[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 20, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 28603-28604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13152]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 424, and 495

[CMS-1694-CN]
RIN-0938-AT27


Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems 
for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective 
Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; 
Proposed Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; 
Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive 
Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) Requirements for 
Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible 
Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and Physician 
Certification and Recertification of Claims; Correction

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors in 
the proposed rule that appeared in the May 7, 2018 issue of the Federal 
Register titled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective 
Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care 
Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and 
Fiscal Year 2019 Rates; Proposed Quality Reporting Requirements for 
Specific Providers; Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health 
Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability Programs) 
Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and 
Eligible Professionals; Medicare Cost Reporting Requirements; and 
Physician Certification and Recertification of Claims''.

DATES: June 20, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Poyer (410) 786-2261.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    In FR Doc. 2018-08705 of May 7, 2018 (83 FR 20164) there were a 
number of technical and typographical errors that are identified and 
corrected by the Correction of Errors section of this correcting 
document.

II. Summary of Errors in the Preamble

    On page 20165, in the For Further Information Contact section, we 
inadvertently omitted the contact for the Medicaid Promoting 
Interoperability Program.
    On pages 20384, 20385, and 20401, we made errors that describe the 
notice announcing the extension of changes to the payment adjustment 
for low-volume hospitals and the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) 
program for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (CMS-1677-N) as appearing in the May 
7, 2018 issue of the Federal Register in which the proposed rule 
appeared. This notice appeared in the April 26, 2018 issue of the 
Federal Register (83 FR 18301).
    On pages 20483, 20484, and 20492, in our discussion of the Hospital 
Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, we made technical and 
typographical errors in two website links and in referencing the 
payment determination year corresponding with the CY 2020 reporting 
period.
    On page 20533, in our discussion of the proposed new measure for 
the Promoting Interoperability Programs, Support Electronic Referral 
Loops by Receiving and Incorporating Health Information, we made a 
technical error in our citation to the CEHRT capabilities and standards 
that eligible hospitals and CAHs must use. We erroneously cited 45 CFR 
170.315(g)(1) and (2) instead of 45 CFR 170.315(b)(1) and (2).
    On page 20557, in our discussion of the information collection 
requirements for the Hospital IQR Program, we made a technical error by 
referring to an outdated name of a form in our description of burden 
estimates for proposed removal of two structural measures.
    On page 20563, in our discussion of the information collection 
burden estimates for the Promoting Interoperability Programs, we made a 
technical error by incorrectly referring to Title 45 instead of Title 
42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) when describing proposed 
amendments to the prior approval policy applicable in the Medicaid 
Promoting Interoperability Program.

III. Correction of Errors in the Preamble

    In FR Doc. 2018-08705 of May 7, 2018 (83 FR 20164), we are making 
the following corrections:

    1. On page 20165, first column, after the second full paragraph, 
the text is corrected by adding the following:
    ``David Koppel, (214) 767-4403, Medicaid Promoting Interoperability 
Program Related Issues.''
    2. On page 20384, lower half of the page--
    a. Second column, last paragraph, lines 27 and 28, the phrase 
``elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register'' is corrected to 
read ``in a separate issue of the Federal Register''.
    b. Third column, last paragraph, lines 11 and 12, the phrase 
``elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register'' is corrected to 
read ``in a separate issue of the Federal Register''.
    3. On page 20385, first partial paragraph, lines 5 and 6, the 
phrase ``elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register'' is corrected 
to read ``in a separate issue of the Federal Register''.
    4. On page 20401, third column, second full paragraph, lines 15 and 
16, the phrase ``elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register'' is 
corrected to read ``in a separate issue of the Federal Register''.
    5. On page 20483, first column, second footnoted paragraph 
(footnote 286), lines 1 through 4, the URL ``http://
www.strokassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Impact-of-Stroke-Stroke-
statistics_UCM_310728_Article.jsp#.WtDzy42Wzg9.'' is corrected to read 
``http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Impact-of-
Stroke-Stroke-statistics_UCM_310728_Article.jsp#.WtDzy42Wzg9.''.
    6. On page 20484, top half of the page, first column, second 
partial paragraph, line 11, the phrase ``CY 2020 reporting period/FY 
2021 payment determination'' is corrected to read ``CY 2020 reporting 
period/FY 2022 payment determination''.
    7. On page 20492, lower third of the page, third column, first 
partial paragraph, the URL ``http://cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-
Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/
Measure-Methodology.html.'' is corrected to read ``https://www.cms.gov/
Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/PC-
Updates-on-Previous-Comment-Periods.html''.
    8. On page 20533, second column, third full paragraph, lines 5 and 
6, the citation ``45 CFR 170.315(g)(1) and (g)(2)'' is corrected to 
read ``45 CFR 170.315(b)(1) and (b)(2).''
    9. On page 20557, first column, first full paragraph, lines 30 and 
31, the phrase ``Extraordinary Circumstances Extension/Exemption 
Request Form'' is corrected to read ``Extraordinary Circumstances 
Exceptions Request Form''.
    10. On page 20563, third column, first paragraph, lines 3 and 4, 
the CFR citation ``45 CFR 495.324(b)(2) and 495.324(b)(3)'' is 
corrected to read ``42 CFR 495.324(b)(2) and 495.324(b)(3).''

    Dated: June 14, 2018.
Ann C. Agnew,
Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2018-13152 Filed 6-15-18; 11:15 am]
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