[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 18246]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06782]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

45 CFR Part 800

RIN 3206-AM47


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of the 
Multi-State Plan Program for the Affordable Insurance Exchanges; 
Correction

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Final rule; correction

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SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that 
appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 
11, 2013, entitled ``Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; 
Establishment of the Multi-State Plan Program for the Affordable 
Insurance Exchanges.'' The changes are not substantive to our policy.

DATES: These corrections are effective on May 10, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Elam by telephone at (202) 606-
2128, by FAX at (202) 606-0033, or by email at mspp@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In FR Doc. 2013-04954 of March 11, 2013, there were technical and 
typographical errors that are identified and corrected in the 
``Correction of Errors'' section below. The provisions in this 
correction notice are effective as if they had been included in the 
document published on March 11, 2013. Accordingly, the corrections are 
effective on May 10, 2013.

Correction of Errors

    In FR Doc. 2013-04954 of March 11, 2013, make the following 
corrections:
    1. On Web page 15564, in the third column, first paragraph, after 
the third sentence, add the following sentence: ``We have modified the 
language to clarify that we will be reviewing the MSPP issuer's plan as 
part of the contract negotiation process.''
    2. On Web page 15564, in the third column, first paragraph, remove 
the fourth sentence.
    3. On Web page 15566, in the first column, fourth paragraph, second 
sentence, revise ``(b)(2)(ii) to read ``(b)(1)(ii)''.
    4. On Web page 15566, in the third column, fourth full paragraph, 
revise the last sentence to read: ``We are adopting proposed Sec.  
800.105(c)(3) as final, with one editorial clarification.'' Also, after 
the corrected sentence, add two sentences that read, ``We have slightly 
reworded and moved a sentence from paragraph (c)(4) to paragraph (c)(3) 
because it is more appropriately placed there. Paragraph (c) now refers 
consistently to `habilitative services and devices' throughout.''
    5. On Web page 15567, in the first column, second full paragraph, 
revise the sentence to read: ``Except for the editorial change 
described above, we are making no other changes to Sec.  800.105(c)(4), 
because it is consistent with standards applicable to QHPs at 45 CFR 
155.170.''
    6. On Web page 15567, in the second column, third full paragraph, 
last sentence, remove the phrase, ``including by inserting a reference 
to both habilitative `services and devices' in Sec.  800.105(c)(3) to 
be consistent with Sec.  800.105(c)(4)''.
    7. On Web page 15567, in the second column, fourth paragraph, after 
the third sentence, add a sentence to read: ``An eligible individual is 
an applicable taxpayer as defined in Sec.  36B(c)(1) of the Code, or an 
eligible insured as defined in section 1402(b) of the Affordable Care 
Act.''
    8. On Web page 15568, in the third column, second full paragraph, 
in the first sentence, remove the phrase ``for that plan year''. Also, 
after the first sentence, add the sentence, ``These costs include the 
costs of the OPM Office of Inspector General performing audits and 
investigations related to the MSPP.''
    9. On Web page 15568, in the third column, third full paragraph, in 
the second sentence, revise ``reasonable'' to read ``unreasonable.''
    10. On Web page 15570, in the first column, revise the second full 
paragraph to read as follows:
    ``Similar to our response to comments on Sec.  800.104, we are 
encouraging MSPP issuers to offer coverage in all service areas, if 
they have the capacity to do so. We recognize the challenges that 
issuers would face if they were required to offer coverage in all 
service areas, and we are maintaining in the final rule our proposed 
requirement for MSPP issuers to submit a plan for offering coverage in 
all service areas without initially requiring statewide coverage. We 
have modified the language to clarify that we will be reviewing the 
MSPP issuer's plan as part of the contract negotiation process. We are 
also clarifying in the final rule that MSPs will be required to comply 
with the service area requirements applicable to all QHPs in a State. 
We believe this requirement will create a level playing field and 
prevent issuers from cherry-picking. In addition, we intend to pay 
special attention to whether service areas include rural areas and 
American Indian/Alaska Natives during MSPP contract negotiations. We 
will evaluate the service area of an MSP to ensure that it has been 
established without regard to racial, ethnic, language, health status-
related factors specified under Sec.  2705(a) of the PHS Act, or other 
factors that exclude specific high-utilizing, high-cost or medically-
underserved populations.''
    11. On Web page 15570, second column, remove the first full 
paragraph,
    12. On Web page 15582, second column, in the first full sentence, 
remove the phrase ``no changes'' and add in its place, ``one minor 
clarifying editorial change relating to the authority of OPM's Office 
of Inspector General.''


Sec.  800.20  [Corrected]

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13. On Web page 15588, in Sec.  800.20, revise the two instances of the 
word ``paragraph'' to read ``section'' in the definition of group of 
issuers.


Sec.  800.110  [Corrected]

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14. On Web page 15590, in Sec.  800.110, add the following sentence 
after the third sentence: ``For each State in which the MSPP issuer 
does not offer coverage in all service areas, the MSPP issuer must 
submit a plan for offering coverage throughout the State.''


Sec.  800.202  [Corrected]

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15. On Web page 15592, in Sec.  800.202(f), revise ``2702'' to read 
``2705.''

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Robert H. Shriver,
Assistant Director, National Healthcare Operations.
[FR Doc. 2013-06782 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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