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Federal Register: About

The Federal Register Issue.Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. It is updated daily by 6 a.m. and is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. GPO Access contains Federal Register volumes from 59 (1994) to the present.

Documents are available in Summary, PDF, ASCII text, or HTML format. HTML documents are available from 2000 forward and provide hypertext links to Web sites mentioned in the FR document. The active HTTP-link feature will be added to previous Federal Register databases in the near future. The HTML documents can be saved as text files with no loss or change in data.

The Unified Agenda, which appears twice a year in the printed version of the Federal Register, is maintained as a separate application on GPO Access.

Frequently requested materials from the Federal Register:

  • Grant information
  • Relative Value Units (RVU) -- Also known as Unique Physician Fee Schedule
    RVUs are released once a year, usually during November. The last RVU was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on November 15, 2004 and can be found in the Federal Register by either using the browse or search features. To search:

    A. Go to the Federal Register advanced search page.
    B. Select Volume 69 (2004).
    C. Check "Final Rules and Regulations."
    C. Enter "physician fee schedule" (in quotes) in the search box and hit SUBMIT.