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State All Payer Claims Databases Advisory Committee-Notice of Virtual Meetings

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AGENCY:

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor (DOL).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces meetings of the State All Payer Claims Databases Advisory Committee (hereinafter the Committee). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meetings or providing written comments related to the work of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

DATES:

The Committee meetings will be held virtually on June 17, 2021, June 21, 2021, and June 24, 2021. Key dates associated with these meetings, including deadlines for registration are discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

ADDRESSES:

Each meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar links and log-in information will be available at DOL's Committee website: https://www.dol.gov/​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Schumacher, Designated Federal Officer, EBSA, DOL, by sending an email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov. For press inquiries please contact Grant Vaught, Office of Public Affairs, DOL at 202-693-4672.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Committee is mandated by section 735 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 as added by section 115(b) of the No Surprises Act, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, div. BB, tit. I, Public Law 116-260 (Dec. 27, 2020). The Committee is governed by the provisions of the FACA, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.2.

The Committee will advise the Secretary of Labor on the standardized reporting format for the voluntary reporting by group health plans to State All Payer Claims Databases. Reporting will include medical claims, pharmacy claims, dental claims, and eligibility and provider files collected from private and public payers. The Committee will also advise the Secretary on what guidance is necessary to provide to States on the process by which States may collect such data in the standardized reporting format.

The Committee will be responsible for issuing a report that includes recommendations on the establishment of the format and guidance to the Secretary of Labor and certain congressional committees no later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

The Committee meetings will be held on June 17, 2021, June 21, 2021, and June 24, 2021, via webinar. Each meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m., with a one hour break for lunch. The following are key dates for the 3 meetings, including registration deadline:

Meeting on June 17, 2021

1. Deadline for Registration without Oral Presentation: June 15, 2021. Individuals can register for the meeting by visiting the Committee website: https://www.dol.gov/​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee.

2. Deadline for Registration of Oral Presentations: June 14, 2021. Requests should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

3. Deadline for Submission of Oral Remarks and Written Comments: June 14, 2021. Remarks and comments should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

4. Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: June 14, 2021. Requests should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

Meeting on June 21, 2021

1. Deadline for Registration without Oral Presentation: June 18, 2021. Individuals can register for the meeting by visiting the Committee website: https://www.dol.gov/​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee.

2. Deadline for Registration of Oral Presentations: June 17, 2021. Requests should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

3. Deadline for Submission of Oral Remarks and Written Comments: June 17, 2021. Remarks and comments should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

4. Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: June 17, 2021. Requests should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

Meeting on June 24, 2021

1. Deadline for Registration without Oral Presentation: June 22, 2021. Individuals can register for the meeting by visiting the Committee website: Start Printed Page 29294 https://www.dol.gov/​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee.

2. Deadline for Registration of Oral Presentations: June 21, 2021. Requests should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

3. Deadline for Submission of Oral Remarks and Written Comments: June 21, 2021. Remarks and comments should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

4. Deadline for Requesting Special Accommodations: June 21, 2021. Requests should be submitted by email to SAPCDAC@dol.gov.

The meetings will focus on the various issues related to all payer claims databases as well as a general discussion of the work plan and recommendations for the report that must be submitted by the Committee. Additional details about the agenda items and topics, as well as agenda updates, will be available at on the Committee's website: https://www.dol.gov/​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee.

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Dated: May 26, 2021.

Ali Khawar,

Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

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[FR Doc. 2021-11475 Filed 5-28-21; 8:45 am]

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