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Federal Register Highlights 5/7/14

May 7, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 7, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2015 (for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2014 and on or before September 30, 2015) as required by the statute. We are also proposing to collect data on the amount and mode (that is, Individual, Group, and Co-Treatment) of therapy provided in the IRF setting according to therapy discipline, revise the list of impairment group codes that presumptively meet the ‘‘60 percent rule’’ compliance criteria, provide for a new item on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF–PAI) form to indicate whether the prior treatment and severity requirements have been met for arthritis cases to presumptively meet the ‘‘60 percent rule’’ compliance criteria, and revise and update quality measures and reporting requirements under the IRF quality reporting program (QRP). In this proposed rule, we also address the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD–10–CM), for the IRF prospective payment system (PPS), effective when ICD–10–CM becomes the required medical data code set for use on Medicare claims and IRF–PAI submissions. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 30, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference file code CMS–1608–P.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Point Tiburon in support of the Town of Tiburon’s 50th Anniversary Fireworks celebration on May 30, 2014. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. This rule is effective from 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on May 30, 2014. This rule will be enforced from 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on May 30, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: These proposed regulations contain amendments to notice requirements of the health care continuation coverage (COBRA) provisions of Part 6 of title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to better align the provision of guidance under the COBRA notice requirements with the Affordable Care Act provisions already in effect, as well as any provisions of federal law that will become applicable in the future. Written comments on this notice of proposed rulemaking are invited and must be received by July 7, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 1210–AB65.)

PROPOSED RULE: This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by Brett E. Miller, proposing the allotment of Channel 272A at Dayton, Washington, as the community’s second local service. A staff engineering analysis confirms that Channel 272A can be allotted to Dayton consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission’s Rules with a site restriction 3.1 kilometers (1.9 miles) southwest of the community. The reference coordinates are 46–18–20 NL and 118–00–03 WL. Comments must be filed on or before May 26, 2014, and reply comments on or before June 10, 2014. (Please submit written comments to: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: Brett E. Miller, 8200 Stockdale Highway, M–10, #164, Bakersfield, California 93311.)

PROPOSED RULE: This document contains proposed regulations under section 381 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The proposed regulations modify the definition of an acquiring corporation for purposes of section 381 with regard to certain acquisitions of assets. The proposed regulations affect corporations that acquire the assets of other corporations in corporate reorganizations. Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by August 5, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number IRS REG–131239–13.)

 

 

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