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Medicaid and CHIP Programs; Meeting of the CHIP Working Group--June 14, 2010   [5/28/2010]
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FR Doc 2010-12952
[Federal Register: May 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 103)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration

 
Medicaid and CHIP Programs; Meeting of the CHIP Working Group--
June 14, 2010

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of 
Health and Human Services (DHHS); Employee Benefits Security 
Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor (DOL).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the second meeting of the Medicaid, 
Children's Health Insurance Program (``CHIP''), and Employer-Sponsored 
Coverage Coordination Working Group

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(referred to as the ``CHIP Working Group''). The CHIP Working Group 
will meet to address objectives specified under section 311(b)(1)(C) of 
the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. 
This meeting is open to the public.

DATES: Meeting Date: Monday, June 14, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Eastern Standard Time (e.s.t.).
    Deadline for Registration without Oral Presentation: June 12, 2010, 
12 p.m., e.s.t.
    Deadline for Registration of Oral Presentations: June 10, 2010, 12 
p.m., e.s.t.
    Deadline for Submission of Oral Remarks and Written Comments: June 
10, 2010, 12 p.m., e.s.t.
    Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: June 10, 2010, 12 
p.m., e.s.t.

ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: The meeting will be held at the Grand 
Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20001.
    Submission of Testimony: Testimonies should be mailed to Stacey 
Green, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail stop C2-04-04, 
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, or contact the DFO via e-mail at 
stacey.green@cms.hhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Green, DFO, Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services at (410) 786-
6102, or Amy Turner, Employee Benefits Security Administration, DOL at 
(202) 693-8335. News media representatives must contact the CMS Press 
Office, (202) 690-6145. Please refer to the Internet at http://
www.cms.hhs.gov/FACA, or http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/CHIP.html for 
additional information and updates on committee activities.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), this notice announces the second meeting of the Medicaid, 
CHIP, and Employer-Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group 
(``CHIP Working Group''). The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
and the Secretary of Labor are required under section 311(b)(1)(C) of 
the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 
2009 (Pub. L. 111-3), enacted February 4, 2009, to jointly establish a 
CHIP Working Group. The membership of the group is based on nominations 
submitted in response to a Federal Register solicitation notice 
published on May 1, 2009 (74 FR 20323). The CHIP Working Group will 
meet two times to develop a model coverage coordination disclosure form 
for group health plan administrators to send to States upon request 
regarding benefits available under the plan. This notice will enable 
States to determine the availability and cost-effectiveness of 
providing premium assistance to individuals eligible for benefits under 
titles XIX or XXI of the Social Security Act (the Act) to enable them 
to enroll in group health plans. The CHIP Working Group will identify 
and report on the impediments to the effective coordination of coverage 
available to families that include employees of employers that maintain 
group health plans and members who are eligible for medical assistance 
under title XIX of the Act or child health assistance or other health 
benefits coverage under title XXI of the Act.
    Not later than August 5, 2010, the CHIP Working Group must submit 
to the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services the model coverage coordination disclosure form and the report 
containing recommendations for appropriate measures for addressing the 
impediments to the effective coordination of coverage.

II. Meeting Format and Agenda

    The meeting will commence with welcoming remarks from the CHIP 
Working Group by Departmental representatives. In addition, the agenda 
will focus on the following:
     Introductions from Chair and Co-Chair.
     Review of the draft model coverage coordination disclosure 
form for plan administrators of group health plans. The draft form is 
available for members of the public to review at http://www.dol.gov/
ebsa/CHIP.html. To submit written comments, follow the instructions 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
     Review of report containing recommendations for 
appropriate measures for addressing the impediments to the effective 
coordination of coverage between group health plans and title XIX and 
XXI State plans.
     An opportunity for public comment and testimony.

    For additional information and clarification on these topics, 
contact the DFO as provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this notice. Individual or organizational stakeholders that 
represent the focus area of the CHIP Working Group wishing to present a 
5-minute oral testimony on agenda issues must register with the DFO by 
the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. Testimony is 
limited to agenda topics only. The number of oral testimonies may be 
limited by the time available. A written copy of the presenter's oral 
remarks must be submitted to the DFO for distribution to CHIP Working 
Group members for review before the meeting by the date listed in the 
``DATES'' section of this notice.

III. Meeting Registration and Security Information

    The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the 
space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register 
by contacting the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of 
this notice or by telephone at the number listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice by the date specified in the 
DATES section of this notice.
    Individuals requiring sign language interpretation or other special 
accommodations must contact the DFO via the contact information 
specified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice 
by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice.

    Authority:  (Section 1868 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
1395ee) and section 10(a) of Pub. L. 92-463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, 
section 10(a)).)

    Dated: May 21, 2010.
Marilyn Tavenner,
Acting Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare 
& Medicaid Services.
    Dated: May 21, 2010.
Michael L. Davis
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 
Department of Labor.
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