HHS KEEPS DETAILS OF PROPOSED MEDICAL RULES CHANGES SECRET BEWARE OF WHAT THE AHCA HOLDS

I followed the HHS site to this proposed change to a very significant medical service (Dialysis is one) so I requested information :
 
I Perused the information attached at REGINFO and I have some questions that I hope you may be able to clarify for me:
1. In the cover to proposed Rule change it states that it is of no economic significance yet in the yet in the rule information it clearly states that it is significant economically and it’s a major change. To my mind this seems to be contradictory and I am aware of the significance of what this rule covers.
2. I could not find access to the details of the proposed changes but perhaps I missed something I very much would like to know the specific proposed changes.
 
These are the Answers I got in 3 installment:
“For the calendar year ESRD PPS annual rules, the information that is listed in the Unified Agenda is preliminary. With each year’s rule, analysis is performed and the rules have the potential to reach the level of economic significance as sections are edited, modified and/or deleted in the clearance process. The final, issued rule addresses the significance of the rule in the Economic Analyses section. The calendar year 2018 rule is still under development and is projected to be published early summer.”
“We are the policy component responsible for the ESRD PPS rule. Until the rule is made public in early summer we are not able to share details about the proposals. The rules do not get voted on, however, the public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposals. Instructions on how to submit comments are included in the rule.”
“Our rule is confidential until it is released to the public and we cannot discuss the contents. It will be published in early summer.”
 
IN OTHER WORDS A PROCESS THAT SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC IS HELD IN SECRET.
THERE IS EXCUSE TO KEEPING THIS INFORMATION SECRET.

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