Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE), HHS.
Notice of meeting.
This notice announces a public meeting of the Medicaid Commission. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The Medicaid Commission will advise the Secretary on ways to modernize the Medicaid program so that it can provide high-quality health care to its beneficiaries in a financially sustainable way.
The Meeting: January 24-26, 2006. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on January 24, and will begin at 9 a.m. each day on January 25 and 26.
Special Accommodations: Persons attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired, or have a condition that requires special assistance or accommodations, are asked to notify the Medicaid Start Printed Page 77396Commission by January 13, 2006 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
The Meeting: The meeting will be held at the following address: Holiday Inn Washington-Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, United States, telephone: 1 (301) 656-1500, fax: 1 (301) 656-5045.
Web site: You may access up-to-date information on this meeting at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/FACA/10_mc.asp#TopOfPage.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Margaret Reiser, (202) 205-8255.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On May 24, 2005, we published a notice (70 FR 29765) announcing the Medicaid Commission and requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the Medicaid Commission. This notice announces a public meeting of the Medicaid Commission.
Topics of the Meeting
The Commission will discuss options for making longer-term recommendations on the future of the Medicaid program that ensure long-term sustainability. Issues to be addressed may include, but are not limited to: eligibility, benefit design, and delivery; expanding the number of people covered with quality care while recognizing budget constraints; long term care; quality of care, choice, and beneficiary satisfaction; and program administration.
Procedure and Agenda
This meeting is open to the public. There will be a public comment period at the meeting. The Commission may limit the number and duration of oral presentations to the time available. We will request that you declare at the meeting whether or not you have any financial involvement related to any services being discussed.
After the presentations and public comment period, the Commission will deliberate openly. Interested persons may observe the deliberations, but the Commission will not hear further comments during this time except at the request of the Chairperson. The Commission will also allow an open public session for any attendee to address issues specific to the topic.Start Signature
Dated: December 20, 2005.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. E5-8097 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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