New regs for Monday: Paying rehab facilities more

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is changing the way it bills home healthcare and hospice providers with which it does not already have contracts. 

Communications:
The Federal Communications Commission is clarifying rules on systems to bring broadband access to rural areas. 

The agency is also issuing a rule on an engineering model to estimate the full average monthly cost of operating and maintaining a broadband network. 

Fish and Animals:
The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to protect the lesser prairie chicken, a type of grouse, and reopen the comment period on a December proposal to list the bird as a threatened species. 

The Fish and Wildlife service is also reopening comments on an October proposal to list a type of tiger beetle as an endangered species. 

The National Marine Fisheries Service is changing some rules for catching groundfish off the Pacific Coast.

Financial:
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a rule requiring anyone assigned an employer identification number to provide the agency with updated application information. 

Sanctions:
The Treasury Department is removing Hessam Khoshnevis, a commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard who was killed in Syria, from its list of sanctioned people.