[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 5, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 39032]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18840]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

42 CFR Parts 410, 411, 414, 415, and 485

[CMS-1413-CN2]
RIN 0938-AP40


Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee 
Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2010; Correction

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Correction of proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors in the proposed rule 
entitled ``Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee 
Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2010'' which appeared in 
the July 13, 2009 Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aucha Prachanronarong, (410) 786-1879.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background and Summary of Errors

    In FR Doc. E9-15835 of July 13, 2009, there were technical errors 
that are identified and corrected in the Correction of Errors section 
below.
    In the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative section of the 
preamble to the proposed rule (section II.G.2.), we inadvertently 
omitted eight measures in our discussion of the new individual quality 
measures proposed for 2010.

II. Correction of Errors

    In FR Doc. E9-15835 of July 13, 2009 (74 FR 33520), make the 
following corrections:
    1. On page 33574, second column, first full paragraph, the number 
``168'' is corrected to read ``176.''
    2. On page 33580, bottom fourth of the page, third column, last 
paragraph, the number ``22'' is corrected to read ``30.''
    3. On page 33581,
    a. Top of the page,
    (1) Second column, first paragraph, line 11, the number ``22'' is 
corrected to read ``30.''
    (2) Third column, first full paragraph,
    (a) Line 3, the phrase ``16 of these 22 measures'' is corrected to 
read ``24 of these 30 measures.''
    (b) Line 6, the number ``16'' is corrected to read ``24.''
    b. Bottom two-thirds of the page, in Table 19--New Individual 
Quality Measures Proposed for 2010, after the last measure titled '' 
HIV/AIDS: Sexually Transmitted Diseases--Syphilis Screening'' add the 
following measures:

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                                  NQF endorsement    AQA adoption status       Measure            Reporting
         Measure title          status as of 5/1/09     as of 1/31/09         developer         mechanism(s)
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Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  American Speech-  Registry.
 Measure: Spoken Language                                                  Language-
 Comprehension.                                                            Hearing
                                                                           Association
                                                                           (ASHA).
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Attention.
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Memory.
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Motor Speech.
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Reading.
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Spoken Language
 Expression.
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Writing.
Functional Communication        Yes................  No.................  ASHA............  Registry.
 Measure: Swallowing.
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    Authority: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 
93.773, Medicare--Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, 
Medicare--Supplementary Medical Insurance Program.

    Dated: July 31, 2009.
Dawn Smalls,
Executive Secretary to the Department.
[FR Doc. E9-18840 Filed 8-3-09; 4:15 pm]
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