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28698 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

98 / Tuesday, May 22, 2007 / Notices

radiation doses may have endangered of Hurricane Katrina and its subsequent This award was made based on the
the health of members of this class. floods. With nearly 4,500 doctors authority granted by section 6201 of the
Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda displaced and approximately 50 percent Deficit Reduction Act (DRA). In
for the Advisory Board meeting includes of the physicians who worked in Region particular, section 6201(a)(4) of the DRA
Selection of 8th Round of Dose 1 before Hurricane Katrina, no longer provides authority to the Secretary,
Reconstruction Cases for Review; SEC practicing there, Greater New Orleans is Department of Health and Human
Petitions for Rocky Flats, Bethlehem experiencing a shortage of primary care Services (DHHS), to make payments to
Steel, Sandia Livermore, Chapman doctors to see Medicaid and uninsured States to restore access to healthcare in
Valve, and Dow-Madison; Use of Data patients. communities impacted by Hurricane
from Other Sites; Timeliness of Program Funding recently awarded under this Katrina.
Activities; and Board Schedule and grant program must be used by the State Justification For Exception To
Board Working Time. to make payments for purposes of Competition: The Secretary invoked his
The agenda is subject to change as recruitment and retention of authority to restore healthcare in
priorities dictate. In the event an professional healthcare staff for the impacted communities affected by
individual cannot attend, written impacted communities. For purposes of Hurricane Katrina by offering this
comments may be submitted. Any this grant, impacted communities are unique funding opportunity which will
written comments received will be those four parishes located in the State give further incentive to the retention
provided at the meeting and should be of Louisiana that comprise Region 1, as and recruitment of healthcare workforce
submitted to the contact person below defined by the Louisiana Department of professionals in Greater New Orleans.
well in advance of the meeting. Health and Hospitals, namely, Orleans, Louisiana is the only State with
Contact Person for More Information: Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines. knowledge and ability to administer a
Dr. Lewis V. Wade, Executive Secretary, The grant funds must be used only for grant designed to affect impacted
NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, purposes of recruitment or retention of Louisiana communities. For this reason,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, Telephone healthcare workforce professionals in the Secretary has directed the Centers
513.533.6825, Fax 513.533.6826. for Medicare & Medicaid Services to
Greater New Orleans. The State has
The Director, Management Analysis issue a single-source award to the State
been given flexibility in determining the
and Services Office, has been delegated of Louisiana to increase access to
payment methodology, the scope and
the authority to sign Federal Register healthcare services and to relieve
type of activities, criteria for awarding
notices pertaining to announcements of economic pressures suffered by
payment, and the amount of payments
meetings and other committee healthcare providers resulting from both
to be made to such professionals.
management activities, for both CDC the hurricane and its subsequent
Payment recipients are limited to
and the Agency for Toxic Substances flooding.
licensed healthcare professionals.
and Disease Registry. Activities include those that were FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dated: May 15, 2007. recommended by the Louisiana Health Wendy J. Taparanskas, Ph.D., Health
Elaine L. Baker, Care Redesign Collaborative (LHCRC) in Insurance Specialist, Office of the
their concept paper submitted to the Center Director, Centers for Medicaid
Acting Director, Management Analysis and
Services Office, Centers for Disease Control Secretary on October 20, 2006. These and State Operations, Centers for
and Prevention. activities include but are not limited to: Medicare & Medicaid Services, Mail
[FR Doc. E7–9798 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] Income guarantees, annual medical Stop S2–26–12, 7500 Security
malpractice payment relief, loan Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, (410)
repayments, and incentive payments 786–5245.
(relocation expenses and sign-on Authority: Section 6201(a)(4) of the Deficit
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND bonuses). Grant funds may not be Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA).
HUMAN SERVICES distributed to staff who are no longer Dated: May 7, 2007.
providing professional healthcare Leslie V. Norwalk,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services in the Greater New Orleans area Acting Administrator,Centers for Medicare &
Services at the time of the disbursement of grant Medicaid Services.
funds. All payments must be made [FR Doc. E7–9792 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am]
Medicaid Program; Notice of Single under this grant program by the end of
Source Grant Award to the State of BILLING CODE 4120–01–P
federal fiscal year 2009.
Louisiana for the Grant Entitled Payments to physicians and other
‘‘Deficit Reduction Act—Hurricane professional healthcare workforce staff
Katrina Healthcare Related DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
under this program are not allowed to HUMAN SERVICES
Professional Workforce Supply’’ be considered payments for Medicare,
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid or other specific services, and Centers For Medicare & Medicaid
Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. are not available as the non-Federal Services
ACTION: Notice. share of expenditures or for
supplemental disproportionate share Privacy Act of 1974: CMS Computer
Funding Amount: $15,000,000. hospital payments. Payments cannot be Match No. 2007–02; HHS Computer
Period of Performance: March 1, made conditional on the provision of Match No. 0701
2007–September 30, 2009. any particular items or services by the AGENCY: Department of Health and
SUMMARY: On March 1, 2007, this grant professionals. Grant applications Human Services (HHS), Centers for
program was made available to the State requesting funds to be used for the non- Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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of Louisiana to fund State payments for Federal share of Medicaid or other ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching
professional healthcare workforce federal grant expenditures or for Program (CMP).
fulfillment in Greater New Orleans, supplemental Medicaid
which has continued to face unique disproportionate share hospital SUMMARY: In accordance with the
health professional shortages as a result payments will not be considered. requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974,

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