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process will be the same as for Part D, Pursuant to this demonstration, plans FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
with the exception of including must affirm to CMS that any funding of Lynne Johnson, Health Insurance
information relating to the premiums will not come from any Specialist, Division of Partnership
demonstration model selected. There respective employer or union with Development, Center for Beneficiary
will be no additional burden associated whom the plan conducts business. Choices, Centers for Medicare &
with the submission of a bid. Whereas, this notice does not impose Medicaid Services, 7500 Security
information collection and record- Boulevard, Mail stop S2–23–05,
B. Demonstration Evaluation Design keeping requirements, it does not need Baltimore, MD 21244–1850, (410) 786–
An evaluation of the CMS reinsurance to be reviewed by the Office of 0090. Please refer to the CMS Advisory
demonstration will examine the impacts Management and Budget under the Committees’ Information Line (1–877–
on beneficiaries, PDP sponsors, and MA authority of the Paperwork Reduction 449–5659 toll free)/(410–786–9379
organizations. From the beneficiary Act of 1995 (PRA). Further, it is not local) or the Internet (http://
perspective, the analysis will focus on subject to the PRA as stipulated under www.cms.hhs.gov/faca/apme/
the availability of, and enrollment in, 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(1). default.asp) for additional information
enhanced alternative benefit packages and updates on committee activities, or
Authority: Section 402 of the Social
offered by PDP sponsors and MA Security Amendments of 1967. contact Ms. Johnson via e-mail at
organizations, as well as patterns of ljohnson3@cms.hhs.gov. Press inquiries
utilization of enrollees. The evaluation Dated: February 11, 2005.
Mark B. McClellan,
are handled through the CMS Press
will also explore the advantages and Office at (202) 690–6145.
disadvantages of participation from the Administrator, Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
organizations’ perspectives.
[FR Doc. 05–3621 Filed 2–18–05; 4:24 pm] 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42
C. Budget Neutrality BILLING CODE 4120–01–P
U.S.C. 217a), as amended, grants to the
This demonstration must be budget Secretary of the Department of Health
neutral. This means that the expected and Human Services (the Secretary) the
Medicare costs under the demonstration DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND authority to establish an advisory panel
can be no more than expected costs to HUMAN SERVICES if the Secretary finds the panel
the Medicare program in the absence of necessary and in the public interest. The
the demonstration. In order to ensure Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Secretary signed the charter establishing
budget neutrality, PDP sponsors and Services this Panel on January 21, 1999 (64 FR
MA organizations participating in the [CMS–4089–N] 7849) and approved the renewal of the
demonstration will have their capitation charter on January 14, 2005. The Panel
payments offset. The amount will be Medicare Program; Meeting of the advises and makes recommendations to
dependent on the demonstration Advisory Panel on Medicare the Secretary and the Administrator of
reinsurance payment option chosen by Education—March 22, 2005 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
the plan. Services (CMS) on opportunities to
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & enhance the effectiveness of consumer
The CMS Office of the Actuary
Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. education strategies concerning the
prepared an analysis of the
ACTION: Notice of meeting. Medicare program.
demonstration for CY 2006 and
determined that this demonstration is SUMMARY: In accordance with the
The goals of the Panel are as follows:
budget neutral if the capitated payments Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 • To develop and implement a
are reduced by at least $3.13 per U.S.C. Appendix 2, section 10(a) (Pub. national Medicare education program
member per year for option one and at L. 92–463), this notice announces a that describes the options for selecting
least $7.57 per member per year for meeting of the Advisory Panel on a health plan under Medicare.
option two. Budget neutrality could be Medicare Education (the Panel) on • To enhance the Federal
at risk under this demonstration if March 22, 2005. The Panel advises and government’s effectiveness in informing
employer groups are allowed to makes recommendations to the the Medicare consumer, including the
participate, because this demonstration Secretary of the Department of Health appropriate use of public-private
could provide an incentive for employer and Human Services and the partnerships.
groups to drop their provision of drug Administrator of the Centers for • To expand outreach to vulnerable
coverage and encourage individuals to Medicare & Medicaid Services on and underserved communities,
seek coverage under Part D. Further, in opportunities to enhance the including racial and ethnic minorities,
order to ensure budget neutrality for this effectiveness of consumer education in the context of a national Medicare
demonstration initiative, we will strategies concerning the Medicare education program.
consider prior year(s) of data and program. This meeting is open to the • To assemble an information base of
bidding information in establishing public. This meeting replaces the best practices for helping consumers
capitation amounts. Note that CY 2006 February 24, 2005 meeting that was evaluate health plan options and build
offsets are based on first-year impacts. canceled. a community infrastructure for
The amounts shown may increase information, counseling, and assistance.
DATES: The meeting is scheduled for The current members of the Panel are:
annually in a similar manner as other
Part D costs for the duration of the March 22, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Drew E. Altman, President and Chief
demonstration. e.s.t. Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser
Deadline for Presentations and Family Foundation; James L. Bildner,
III. Collection of Information Comments: March 15, 2005 12 noon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Requirements e.s.t. New Horizons Partners, LLC; Dr. Jane
Other than a simple affirmation, as ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Delgado, Chief Executive Officer,
discussed below, no additional data will the Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M Street, National Alliance For Hispanic Health;
be collected from plans for the purpose NW., Washington DC 20005, (202) 429– Clayton Fong, President and Chief
of this demonstration. 1700. Executive Officer, National Asian

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Pacific Center on Aging; Thomas Hall, Dated: February 16, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark B. McClellan, HUMAN SERVICES
Cardio-Kinetics, Inc.; The Honorable Administrator, Centers for Medicare &
Bobby Jindal, United States Congress; Medicaid Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health
David Knutson, Director, Health System [FR Doc. 05–3552 Filed 2–24–05; 8:45 am]
Services Administration
Studies, Park Nicollet Institute for
Research and Education; Donald J. Lott,
BILLING CODE 4120–01–P Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Funding
Executive Director, Indian Family Opportunity
Health Clinic; Dr. Frank I. Luntz, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental
President and Chief Executive Officer, HUMAN SERVICES Health Services Administration, HHS.
Luntz Research Companies; Katherine ACTION: Notice of intent to award a
Metzger, Director, Medicare and National Institutes of Health Single Source Grant to the Florida
Medicaid Programs, Fallon Community Department of Children and Families.
Health Plan; David Null, Financial National Human Genome Research
Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Dr. Marlon Institute Notice of Closed Meeting SUMMARY: This notice is to inform the
Priest, Professor of Emergency public that the Substance Abuse and
Medicine, University of Alabama at Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Mental Health Services Administration
Birmingham; Susan O. Raetzman, Federal Advisory Committee Act, as (SAMHSA) intends to award
Associate Director, Public Policy amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice approximately $11,000,000 (total costs)
Institute, AARP,and Catherine Valenti, is hereby given of the following for a one-year project period to the
Chairperson and Chief Executive meeting. Florida Department of Children and
Officer, Caring Voice Coalition. Families. This is not a formal request for
The agenda for the March 22, 2005 The meeting will be closed to the applications. Assistance will be
meeting will include the following: public in accordance with the provided only to the Florida Department
• Recap of the previous (November provisions set forth in sections of Children and Families based on the
30, 2004) meeting. 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., receipt of a satisfactory application that
• Centers for Medicare & Medicaid as amended. The grant applications and is approved by an independent review
Services update. the discussions could disclose group.
• Medicare Modernization Act: confidential trade secrets or commercial Funding Opportunity Title: OA–05–
outreach and education strategies. property such as patentable material, 002.
• Public comment. and personal information concerning Catalog of Federal Domestic
• Listening session with CMS individuals associated with the grant Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.003.
leadership. applications, the disclosure of which Authority: Section 501(d)(5) of the Public
• Next steps. would constitute a clearly unwarranted Health Service Act, as amended.
Individuals or organizations that wish invasion of personal privacy Justification: Only the Florida
to make a 5-minute oral presentation on Name of Committee: National Human Department of Children and Families is
an agenda topic should submit a written Genome Research Institute Special Emphasis eligible to apply. The Substance Abuse
copy of the oral presentation to Lynne Panel, Sequencing Technology RFA’s. and Mental Health Services
Johnson, Health Insurance Specialist, Date: March 31–April 1, 2005. Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking to
Division of Partnership Development, Time: March 31, 2005, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. award a single source grant to the
Center for Beneficiary Choices, Centers Agenda: To review and evaluate grant Florida Department of Children and
for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 applications. Families to assist individuals and
Security Boulevard, Mail stop S2–23– Place: Double Tree Rockville, 1750 families needing mental health and
05, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 or by Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 substance abuse services, interventions
email at ljohnson3@cms.hhs.gov no later Time: April 1, 2005 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and treatment related to the impact of
than 12 noon, e.s.t., March 15, 2005 The Agenda: To review and evaluate grant Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne and
number of oral presentations may be applications. Ivan, which made landfall in the State
limited by the time available. Place: Double Tree Rockville, 1750 of Florida within a period of six weeks
Individuals not wishing to make a Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. during the months of August and
presentation may submit written Contact Person: Ken D. Nakamura, PhD, September of 2004. Services that may be
comments to Ms. Johnson by 12 noon, Scientific Review Administrator (301) 402– supported under this grant award may
e.s.t.), March 15, 2005. The meeting is 0838. include the following: (1) Assessment of
open to the public, but attendance is (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance mental health and substance abuse
limited to the space available. Program Nos. 93.172, Human Genome needs; (2) referral services based on
Special Accommodation: Individuals Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) assessed mental health and substance
requiring sign language interpretation or abuse service needs; (3) direct mental
other special accommodations should Dated: February 16, 2005. health intervention services; (4) direct
contact Ms. Johnson at least 15 days LaVerne Y. Stringfield, substance abuse services; (5) quality
before the meeting. Director, Office of Federal Advisory assurance and monitoring; and (6)
Authority: Sec. 222 of the Public Health Committee Policy. process and outcome evaluation.
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a) and sec. 10(a) [FR Doc. 05–3575 Filed 2–24–05; 8:45 am] The Florida Department of Children
of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) and Families (DCF) is the agency
BILLING CODE 4140–01–M
and 41 CFR 102–3). responsible for mental health and
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
substance abuse services in the State of
Program No. 93.733, Medicare—Hospital Florida. Because the impact of the
Insurance Program; and Program No. 93.774, hurricanes significantly affected 24 of
Medicare—Supplementary Medical Florida’s 67 counties, a coordinated
Insurance Program) state-wide response is necessary. DCF is

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