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Establishment of TRICARE Select and Other TRICARE ReformsRule2017-2039209/29/2017DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis interim final rule implements the primary features of section 701 and partially implements several other sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA-17). The law makes significant changes to t … This interim final rule implements the primary features of section 701 and partially implements several other sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA-17). The law makes significant changes to the TRICARE program, especially to the health maintenance organization (HMO)-like health plan, known as TRICARE Prime; to the preferred provider organization (PPO) health plan, previously called TRICARE Extra which is to be replaced by TRICARE Select; and to the third health care option, known as TRICARE Standard, which will be terminated as of December 31, 2017, and also replaced by TRICARE Select. The statute also adopts a new health plan enrollment system under TRICARE and new provisions for access to care, high value services, preventive care, and healthy lifestyles. In implementing the statutory changes, this interim final rule makes a number of improvements to TRICARE.establishment-of-tricare-select-and-other-tricare-reformsFR-Doc-2017-20392
Access to Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) for Employees of Certain Indian Tribal EmployersRule2016-3119512/28/2016OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeThis final rule makes Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. Section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) authorizes Indian tribes, tribal … This final rule makes Federal employee health insurance accessible to employees of certain Indian tribal entities. Section 409 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b) authorizes Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that carry out certain programs to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for their employees. Tribal employers and tribal employees will be responsible for the full cost of benefits, plus an administrative fee.access-to-federal-employees-health-benefits-fehb-for-employees-of-certain-indian-tribal-employersFR-Doc-2016-31195
Federal Employees Health Benefits and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Programs' Coverage Exception for Children of Same-Sex Domestic PartnersRule2016-2878912/02/2016OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeThis action amends the rule to create a regulatory exception that allows children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain their Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Progra … This action amends the rule to create a regulatory exception that allows children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain their Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) coverage until September 30, 2018. Due to a recent Supreme Court decision, as of January 1, 2016, coverage of children of same-sex domestic partners under the FEHB Program and FEDVIP will generally only be allowed if the couple is married, as discussed in Benefits Administration Letter (BAL) 15-207 dated October 5, 2015. OPM recognizes there are additional requirements placed on overseas federal employees that may not apply to other civilian employees with duty stations in the United States making it difficult to travel to the United States to marry same-sex partners.federal-employees-health-benefits-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-programsFR-Doc-2016-28789
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Coverage for Certain Firefighters and Intermittent Emergency Response PersonnelRule2016-2790111/21/2016OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to make certain firefighters hired under a temporary appointment and certain intermittent … The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program regulations to make certain firefighters hired under a temporary appointment and certain intermittent emergency response personnel eligible to be enrolled in a health benefits plan under the FEHB Program. These amendments were the subject of interim rules published on July 19, 2012 and November 14, 2012.federal-employees-health-benefits-program-coverage-for-certain-firefighters-and-intermittentFR-Doc-2016-27901
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)/TRICARE: Refills of Maintenance Medications Through Military Treatment Facility Pharmacies or National Mail Order Pharmacy ProgramRule2016-2643211/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis final rule implements section 702 (c) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 which states that beginning October 1, 2015, the pharmacy benefits program shall requi … This final rule implements section 702 (c) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 which states that beginning October 1, 2015, the pharmacy benefits program shall require eligible covered beneficiaries generally to refill non-generic prescription maintenance medications through military treatment facility pharmacies or the national mail- order pharmacy program. An interim final rule is in effect. Section 702(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 also terminates the TRICARE For Life Pilot Program on September 30, 2015. The TRICARE For Life Pilot Program described in section 716(f) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, was a pilot program which began in March 2014 requiring TRICARE For Life beneficiaries to refill non-generic prescription maintenance medications through military treatment facility pharmacies or the national mail-order pharmacy program. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries are those enrolled in the Medicare wraparound coverage option of the TRICARE program. This rule includes procedures to assist beneficiaries in transferring covered prescriptions to the mail order pharmacy program.civilian-health-and-medical-program-of-the-uniformed-services-champustricare-refills-of-maintenanceFR-Doc-2016-26432
Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible IndividualsRule2016-2487110/27/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule amends an interim rule published on January 6, 2014 which provided procedures for DoD ID cards. These cards are issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other eligible individuals and are used as proof … This rule amends an interim rule published on January 6, 2014 which provided procedures for DoD ID cards. These cards are issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other eligible individuals and are used as proof of identity and DoD affiliation as well as to facilitate the extension of DoD benefits. The previous rule extended benefits to all eligible dependents of Uniformed Service members and eligible DoD civilians. DoD is proposing further amendments to its ID card policy to include ID card eligibility documentation requirements incorporating guidance addressing the modification of gender in a record for transgender retirees and family members who have completed their gender transition. The rule also aligns the CFR to match revised contents of various DoD policy issuances and NIST Federal Information Processing Standards.identification-id-cards-for-members-of-the-uniformed-services-their-dependents-and-other-eligibleFR-Doc-2016-24871
Management and Mobilization of Regular and Reserve Retired Military MembersRule2016-2526010/20/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the management and mobilization of regular and reserve retired military members. This rule does not create the DoD's authority to recall retired members, but it directs how DoD can d … This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the management and mobilization of regular and reserve retired military members. This rule does not create the DoD's authority to recall retired members, but it directs how DoD can deploy those members once recalled into active service. Accordingly, the codified rule deals with agency management/personnel, and has been determined to not require rulemaking. Alternatively, this rule is covered by the notice-and- comment exception for military affairs, because the rule governs the uniquely military decision of how best to employ and deploy assets. Therefore, this CFR part can be removed.management-and-mobilization-of-regular-and-reserve-retired-military-membersFR-Doc-2016-25260
Sale or Rental of Sexually Explicit Material on DoD PropertyRule2016-2527510/20/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning sale or rental of sexually explicit material on Department of Defense (DoD) property. The codified rule does not impose any duty or obligation on the public that is not already impo … This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning sale or rental of sexually explicit material on Department of Defense (DoD) property. The codified rule does not impose any duty or obligation on the public that is not already imposed by statute. The rule paraphrases and does not substantially deviate from 10 U.S.C. 2495b, which establishes the prohibition on selling or renting sexually explicit material on DoD property. Also, the codified rule delegates internal authorities and establishes procedures for administering the statute, neither of which have public impact. Consequently, Federal Register rulemaking is not necessary under the Administrative Procedure Act.sale-or-rental-of-sexually-explicit-material-on-dod-propertyFR-Doc-2016-25275
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) ProgramRule2016-2187509/27/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule amends as a final rule published on April 5, 2013 to implement Department of Defense's SAPR Program. The Department seeks to establish a culture free of sexual assault through prevention, education and training, response … This rule amends as a final rule published on April 5, 2013 to implement Department of Defense's SAPR Program. The Department seeks to establish a culture free of sexual assault through prevention, education and training, response capability, victim support, reporting procedures, and accountability to enhance the safety and well-being of all persons covered by this regulation.sexual-assault-prevention-and-response-sapr-programFR-Doc-2016-21875
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program ProceduresRule2016-2187409/27/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule contains amendments to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2013, which provided guidance and procedures for the SAPR Program. This included establishing the processes and procedures for … This rule contains amendments to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2013, which provided guidance and procedures for the SAPR Program. This included establishing the processes and procedures for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Kit; establishing the multidisciplinary Case Management Group (CMG), providing guidance on how to handle sexual assault; and establishing minimum program standards, training requirements, and requirements for the DoD Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military. This rule adds amendments from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016, which contains a provision that preempts state laws that require disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) of the adult sexual assault victim or alleged perpetrator to local or state law enforcement. This interim final rule implements this provision with respect to care sought at DoD Installations.sexual-assault-prevention-and-response-sapr-program-proceduresFR-Doc-2016-21874
Army National Military CemeteriesRule2016-2308709/26/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries … The Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General and approved by the Secretary of the Army, and to implement changes in interment eligibility reflecting changes in law.army-national-military-cemeteriesFR-Doc-2016-23087
TRICARE; Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder TreatmentRule2016-2236309/16/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentOn September 2, 2016, the Department of Defense published a final rule (81 FR 61068-61098) titled TRICARE; Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment. DoD is making a technical amendment due to the discovery of two errors. We n … On September 2, 2016, the Department of Defense published a final rule (81 FR 61068-61098) titled TRICARE; Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment. DoD is making a technical amendment due to the discovery of two errors. We noted in the preamble of the final rule that we had removed the requirements regarding capacity (30 percent) and length of time licensed and at full operational status (6 months) for substance use disorder rehabilitation facilities (SUDRFs). However, we did not remove the necessary sentence in the regulatory text. In a response to a public comment in the preamble of the final rule, we said that TRICARE will require opioid treatment programs (OTPs) to be licensed and operate in substantial compliance with state and federal regulations. However, we did not make the necessary change in the regulatory text. This technical amendment corrects those errors.tricare-mental-health-and-substance-use-disorder-treatmentFR-Doc-2016-22363
Professional U.S. Scouting Organization Operations at U.S. Military Installations Overseas; Technical AmendmentRule2016-2125409/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentOn January 25, 2016, the Department of Defense published a final rule, 81 FR 3959-3962, titled Professional U.S. Scouting Organization Operations at U.S. Military Installations Overseas. DoD is making a technical amendment due to … On January 25, 2016, the Department of Defense published a final rule, 81 FR 3959-3962, titled Professional U.S. Scouting Organization Operations at U.S. Military Installations Overseas. DoD is making a technical amendment due to the discovery of a mistake regarding the use of nonappropriated funds. A paragraph in the final rule incorrectly stated nonappropriated funds cannot be used to reimburse salaries and benefits of qualified scouting organization employees. Nonappropriated funds may be used to reimburse salaries and benefits of employees of qualified scouting organizations for periods during which their professional scouting employees perform services in overseas areas in direct support of DoD personnel and their families.professional-us-scouting-organization-operations-at-us-military-installations-overseas-technicalFR-Doc-2016-21254
TRICARE; Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder TreatmentRule2016-2112509/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis final rule modifies the TRICARE regulation to reduce administrative barriers to access to mental health benefit coverage and to improve access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for TRICARE beneficiaries, consistent with ea … This final rule modifies the TRICARE regulation to reduce administrative barriers to access to mental health benefit coverage and to improve access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for TRICARE beneficiaries, consistent with earlier Department of Defense and Institute of Medicine recommendations, current standards of practice in mental health and addiction medicine, and governing laws. This rule seeks to eliminate unnecessary quantitative and non-quantitative treatment limitations on SUD and mental health benefit coverage and align beneficiary cost-sharing for mental health and SUD benefits with those applicable to medical/surgical benefits, expand covered mental health and SUD treatment under TRICARE to include coverage of intensive outpatient programs and treatment of opioid use disorder and to streamline the requirements for mental health and SUD institutional providers to become TRICARE authorized providers, and to develop TRICARE reimbursement methodologies for newly recognized mental health and SUD intensive outpatient programs and opioid treatment programs.tricare-mental-health-and-substance-use-disorder-treatmentFR-Doc-2016-21125
Personal Commercial Solicitation on DoD InstallationsProposed Rule2016-2109209/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for personal commercial solicitation on DoD installations, and identifies prohibited practices that may cause withdrawal of personal commercial solicitatio … This rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for personal commercial solicitation on DoD installations, and identifies prohibited practices that may cause withdrawal of personal commercial solicitation privileges on DoD installations and establishes notification requirements when privileges are withdrawn.personal-commercial-solicitation-on-dod-installationsFR-Doc-2016-21092
TRICARE; Reimbursement of Long Term Care Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation FacilitiesProposed Rule2016-2066008/31/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, is proposing to revise its reimbursement of Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). Proposed revisions are in accordance with the statutory pro … The Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, is proposing to revise its reimbursement of Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). Proposed revisions are in accordance with the statutory provision at title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), section 1079(i)(2) that requires TRICARE payment methods for institutional care be determined, to the extent practicable, in accordance with the same reimbursement rules as apply to payments to providers of services of the same type under Medicare. Our regulation includes a definition for ``Hospital, long-term (tuberculosis, chronic care, or rehabilitation).'' This rule proposes to delete this definition and create separate definitions for ``Long Term Care Hospital'' and ``Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility'' in accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) classification criteria. Under TRICARE, LTCHs and IRFs (both freestanding rehabilitation hospitals and rehabilitation hospital units) are currently paid the lower of a negotiated rate (if they are a network provider) or billed charges (if they are a non-network provider). Although Medicare's reimbursement methods for LTCHs and IRFs are different, it is prudent to propose adopting both the Medicare LTCH and IRF Prospective Payment System (PPS) methods simultaneously to align with our statutory requirement to utilize the same reimbursement system as Medicare. This proposed rule sets forth the proposed regulation modifications necessary for TRICARE to adopt Medicare's LTCH and IRF Prospective Payment Systems and rates applicable for inpatient services provided by LTCHs and IRFs to TRICARE beneficiaries.tricare-reimbursement-of-long-term-care-hospitals-and-inpatient-rehabilitation-facilitiesFR-Doc-2016-20660
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for Military PersonnelRule2016-1526906/28/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for administration of the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The goal of TAP is to prepare all eligible members of the Military Services for a tra … This rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for administration of the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The goal of TAP is to prepare all eligible members of the Military Services for a transition to civilian life, including preparing them to meet Career Readiness Standards (CRS). The TAP provides information and training to ensure Service members leaving Active Duty and eligible Reserve Component Service members being released from active duty are prepared for their next step in life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, starting their own business or other form of self- employment, or returning to school or an existing job. Service members receive training to meet CRS through the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) curricula, including a core curricula and individual tracks focused on Accessing Higher Education, Career Technical Training, and Entrepreneurship. All Service members who are separating, retiring, or being released from a period of 180 days or more of continuous Active Duty must complete all mandatory requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, which includes pre-separation counseling to develop an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and identify their career planning needs; attend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Briefings I and II to understand what VA benefits the Service member earned, how to apply for them, and leverage them for a positive economic outcome; and attend the Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW), which focuses on the mechanics of resume writing, networking, job search skills, interview skills, and labor market research.transition-assistance-program-tap-for-military-personnelFR-Doc-2016-15269
Recordkeeping RegulationsRule2016-1387806/13/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThis final rule makes technical amendments to regulations pertaining to certain firearms recordkeeping requirements to provide clarity and enhance uniformity. The technical changes are being made in the wording of three tables to refle … This final rule makes technical amendments to regulations pertaining to certain firearms recordkeeping requirements to provide clarity and enhance uniformity. The technical changes are being made in the wording of three tables to reflect the same wording in the body of the regulations associated with the tables regarding the required description of firearms for recordkeeping purposes.recordkeeping-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-13878
Commerce in Firearms and Explosives; Secure Gun Storage, Amended Definition of Antique Firearm, and Miscellaneous AmendmentsProposed Rule2016-1236405/26/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe Department of Justice (DOJ) proposes amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), largely to codify into regulation certain provisions of Public Law 105-277, Omnibus Consoli … The Department of Justice (DOJ) proposes amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), largely to codify into regulation certain provisions of Public Law 105-277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999. The proposed rule would amend ATF's regulations to account for the existing statutory requirement for applicants for firearms dealer licenses to certify that secure gun storage or safety devices will be available at any place where firearms are sold under the license to nonlicensed individuals. This certification is already included in the ATF Form 7, Application for Federal Firearms License. The proposed regulation would also require applicants for manufacturer or importer licenses to complete the certification if the licensee will have premises where firearms are sold to nonlicensees. Moreover, the proposed regulation would require that the secure gun storage or safety device be compatible with the firearms offered for sale by the licensee. Finally, it also would conform the definitions of certain terms to the statutory language set forth in the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, including the definition of ``antique firearm,'' which would be amended to include certain modern muzzle loading firearms.commerce-in-firearms-and-explosives-secure-gun-storage-amended-definition-of-antique-firearm-andFR-Doc-2016-12364
Federal Firearms License Proceedings-HearingsRule2016-1210005/23/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. This rule clarifies that persons r … The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. This rule clarifies that persons requesting a hearing will be afforded the opportunity to submit facts and arguments for review and consideration during the hearing, and may make offers of settlement before or after the hearing. The regulations are intended to ensure that Federal firearms licensees and persons applying for a Federal firearms license are familiar with the hearing process relative to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a firearms license, or imposition of a civil fine.federal-firearms-license-proceedings-hearingsFR-Doc-2016-12100
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