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• To expand outreach to vulnerable an agenda topic should submit a written ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in
and underserved communities, copy of the oral presentation to Lynne Room 705A, 7th floor, in the Hubert H.
including racial and ethnic minorities, Johnson, Health Insurance Specialist, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence
in the context of a national Medicare Division of Partnership Development, Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.
education program. Center for Beneficiary Choices, Centers Meeting Registration: Persons wishing
• To assemble an information base of for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 to attend this meeting must register by
best practices for helping consumers Security Boulevard, Mail stop S2–23– contacting Kelly Buchanan, the
evaluate health plan options and build 05, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 or by Designated Federal Official (DFO), by e-
a community infrastructure for email at Lynne.Johnson@cms.hhs.gov, mail at PPAC@cms.hhs.gov or by
information, counseling, and assistance. no later than 12 noon, e.d.t., May 18, telephone at (410) 786–6132, at least 72
The current members of the Panel are: 2006. The number of oral presentations hours in advance of the meeting. This
Dr. Drew E. Altman, President and Chief may be limited by the time available. meeting will be held in a Federal
Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Individuals not wishing to make a Government building, Hubert H.
Family Foundation; Dr. Jane Delgado, presentation may submit written Humphrey Building, and persons
Chief Executive Officer, National comments to Ms. Johnson by 12 noon, attending the meeting will be required
Alliance for Hispanic Health; Clayton (e.d.t.), May 18, 2006. The meeting is to show a photographic identification,
Fong, President and Chief Executive open to the public, but attendance is preferably a valid driver’s license, and
Officer, National Asian Pacific Center limited to the space available. will be listed on an approved security
on Aging; Thomas Hall, Chairman and Special Accommodation: Individuals list before persons are permitted
Chief Executive Officer, Cardio-Kinetics, requiring sign language interpretation or entrance. Persons not registered in
Inc.; The Honorable Bobby Jindal, other special accommodations should advance will not be permitted into the
United States Congress; David Knutson, contact Ms. Johnson at least 15 days Hubert H. Humphrey Building and will
Director, Health System Studies, Park before the meeting. not be permitted to attend the Council
Nicollet Institute for Research and meeting.
Authority: Sec. 222 of the Public Health
Education; Dr. David Lansky, Director, Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a) and sec. 10(a) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Health Program, Markle Foundation; Dr. of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) Kelly Buchanan, (410) 786–6132, or e-
Frank I. Luntz, President and Chief and 41 CFR 102–3). mail PPAC@cms.hhs.gov. News media
Executive Officer, Luntz Research representatives must contact the CMS
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Companies; Dr. Daniel Lyons, Senior Program No. 93.733, Medicare—Hospital Press Office, (202) 690–6145. Please
Vice President, Government Programs, Insurance Program; and Program No. 93.774, refer to the CMS Advisory Committees’
Independence Blue Cross; Dr. Frank B. Medicare—Supplementary Medical Information Line (1–877–449–5659 toll
McArdle, Manager, Hewitt Research Insurance Program.) free), (410) 786–9379 local) or the
Office, Hewitt Associates; Katherine Dated: March 28, 2006. Internet at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/
Metzger, Director, Medicare and home/regsguidance.asp for additional
Mark B. McClellan,
Medicaid Programs, Fallon Community information and updates on committee
Administrator, Centers for Medicare &
Health Plan; Dr. Keith Mueller, activities.
Medicaid Services.
Professor and Section Head, Health SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In
[FR Doc. E6–6109 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am]
Services Research and Rural Health accordance with section 10(a) of the
Policy, University of Nebraska; Lee Federal Advisory Committee Act, this
Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor, notice announces the quarterly meeting
National Partnership for Women and of the Practicing Physicians Advisory
Families; Dr. Marlon Priest, Professor of Council (the Council). The Secretary is
Emergency Medicine, University of mandated by section 1868(a)(1) of the
Alabama at Birmingham; Susan O. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Social Security Act (the Act) to appoint
Raetzman, Associate Director, Public Services a Practicing Physicians Advisory
Policy Institute, AARP; Rebecca Snead, Council based on nominations
Administrative Manager, National [CMS–1319–N]
submitted by medical organizations
Council of State Pharmacy Association representing physicians. The Council
Executives; Marvin Tuttle, Jr., CAE, Medicare Program; Meeting of the
Practicing Physicians Advisory meets quarterly to discuss certain
Planning Association; Catherine Valenti, proposed changes in regulations and
Chairperson and Chief Executive Council, May 22, 2006
manual instructions related to
Officer, Caring Voice Coalition, and AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & physicians’ services, as identified by the
Grant Wedner, Manager, Business Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Secretary. To the extent feasible and
Development Team, Cosmix ACTION: Notice. consistent with statutory deadlines, the
Corporation. Council’s consultation must occur
The agenda for the May 25, 2006 SUMMARY: This notice announces a before Federal Register publication of
meeting will include the following: quarterly meeting of the Practicing
• Recap of the previous (January 26, the proposed changes. The Council
Physicians Advisory Council (the submits an annual report on its
2006) meeting. Council). The Council will meet to
• Centers for Medicare & Medicaid recommendations to the Secretary and
discuss certain proposed changes in the Administrator of the Centers for
Services update. regulations and manual instructions
• Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
related to physicians’ services, as not later than December 31 of each year.
Education and outreach strategies.
• Public comment. identified by the Secretary of Health and The Council consists of 15 physicians,
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• Listening session with CMS Human Services (the Secretary). This including the Chair. Members of the
leadership. meeting is open to the public. Council include both participating and
• Next steps. DATES: The Council meeting is nonparticipating physicians, and
Individuals or organizations that wish scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2006, physicians practicing in rural and
to make a 5-minute oral presentation on from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. e.d.t. underserved urban areas. At least 11

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members of the Council must be For additional information and Dated: April 20, 2006.
physicians as described in section clarification on these topics, contact the Anna Snouffer,
1861(r)(1) of the Act; that is, State- DFO as provided in the FOR FURTHER Acting Director, Office of the Federal Advisory
licensed doctors of medicine or INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Committee Policy.
osteopathy. The remaining 4 members notice. Individual physicians or medical [FR Doc. 06–4002 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am]
may include dentists, podiatrists, organizations that represent physicians BILLING CODE 4140–01–M
optometrists and chiropractors. wishing to make a 5-minute oral
Members serve for overlapping 4-year presentation on agenda issues must
terms; terms of more than 2 years are contact the DFO by 12 noon, e.d.t., May DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
contingent upon the renewal of the 5, 2006, to be scheduled. Testimony is HUMAN SERVICES
Council by appropriate action before its limited to agenda topics only. The
termination. National Institutes of Health
number of oral presentations may be
Section 1868(a)(2) of the Act provides
limited by the time available. A written National Cancer Institute; Notice of
that the Council meet quarterly to
copy of the presenter’s oral remarks Closed Meetings
discuss certain proposed changes in
must be submitted to Kelly Buchanan,
regulations and manual issuances that Pursuant to section 10(d) of the
relate to physicians’ services, identified DFO, no later than 12 noon, e.d.t., May
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as
by the Secretary. Section 1868(a)(3) of 5, 2006, for distribution to Council amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2), notice
the Act provides for payment of members for review before the meeting. is hereby given of the following
expenses and per diem for Council Physicians and medical organizations meetings.
members in the same manner as not scheduled to speak may also submit The meetings will be closed to the
members of other advisory committees written comments to the DFO for public in accordance with the
appointed by the Secretary. In addition distribution no later than 12 noon, e.d.t., provisions set forth in sections
to making these payments, the May 5, 2006. The meeting is open to the 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C.,
Department of Health and Human public, but attendance is limited to the as amended. The grant applications and
Services and CMS provide management space available. the discussions could disclose
and support services to the Council. The Special Accommodations: Individuals confidential trade secrets or commercial
Secretary will appoint new members to requiring sign language interpretation or property such as patentable material,
the Council from among those other special accommodation must and personal information concerning
candidates determined to have the contact the DFO by email at individuals associated with the grant
expertise required to meet specific PPAC@cms.hhs.gov or by telephone at applications, the disclosure of which
agency needs in a manner to ensure would constitute a clearly unwarranted
(410) 786–6132 at least 10 days before
appropriate balance of the Council’s invasion of personal privacy.
the meeting.
membership. Name of Committee: National Cancer
The Council held its first meeting on Authority: Section 1868 of the Social Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Cancer
May 11, 1992. The current members are: Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ee) and section Detection.
Anthony Senagore, M.D., Chairperson; 10(a) of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, Date: May 5, 2006.
Jose Azocar, M.D.; M. Leroy Sprang, section 10(a)). Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
M.D.; Karen S. Williams, M.D.; Peter Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
Dated: April 6, 2006.
Grimm, D.O.; Carlos R. Hamilton, M.D.; applications.
Mark B. McClellan Place: National Institutes of Health, 6116
Dennis K. Iglar, M.D.; Joe Johnson, D.C.; Executive Boulevard, Room 8125, Rockville,
Administrator, Centers for Medicare &
Vincent J. Bufalino, M.D.; Tye J. MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call).
Medicaid Services.
Ouzounian, M.D.; Geraldine O’Shea, Contact Person: Virginia P. Wray, PhD,
[FR Doc. E6–6110 Filed 4–27–06; 8:45 am]
D.O.; Laura B. Powers, M.D.; Gregory J. Deputy Chief, Research Programs Review
Przybylski, M.D.; Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM, BILLING CODE 4120–01–P
Branch, Research Programs Review Branch,
M.D.; and Robert L. Urata, M.D. Division of Extramural Activities, National
The meeting will commence with the Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd., Room
Council’s Executive Director providing a DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND 8125, Bethesda, MD 20892–8328, 301–496–
status report, and the CMS responses to HUMAN SERVICES 9236, wrayv@mail.nih.gov.
the recommendations made by the Name of Committee: National Cancer
National Institutes of Health Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Cellular
Council at the March 6, 2006 meeting,
as well as prior meeting National Cancer Institute; Cancellation Date: May 22–24, 2006.
recommendations. Additionally, an Time: 6 p.m. to 5 p.m.
of Meeting
update will be provided on the Agenda: To review and evaluate grant
Physician Regulatory Issues Team. In Notice is hereby given of the applications.
accordance with the Council charter, we cancellation of the National Cancer Place: Hilton Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville
are requesting assistance with the Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Institute Special Emphasis Panel, May Contact Person: Shakeel Ahmad, PhD,
following agenda topics:
5, 2006, 11 a.m. to May 5, 2006, 5 p.m., Scientific Review Administrator, Research
• Medically Unbelievable Edits.
National Cancer Institute, 6116 Programs Review Branch, National Cancer
• Methodology for Costing New
Executive Boulevard, Room 8125, Institute, Division of Extramural Activities,
Services Under Medicare Advantage, 6116 Executive Blvd., Room 8137, MSC 8328,
Medicare Fee-for-Service, and Bethesda, MD which was published in
the Federal Register on April 14, 2006, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 594–0114,
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). ahmads@mail.nih.gov.
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• Swearing In of New Council 71 FR 19529.

(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
Members. The meeting FRN is being cancelled Program Nos. 93.392, Cancer Construction;
• Disease Management. and a new FRN is being published. 93.393, Cancer Cause and Prevention
• Update—Pay for Performance: Research; 93.394, Cancer Detection and
Measurement Development. Diagnosis Research; 93.395, Cancer

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