Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 71177-71178 [E6-20666]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the normal time limits under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. This is necessary to ensure compliance with implementation of Public Law No: 109–171 Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005. CMS does not have sufficient time to complete the normal PRA clearance process. We request this Paperwork Reduction Act clearance under an emergency approval process to allow States to implement the following DRA provisions: 6036, 6041, 6042, 6043, 6044, and 6083. This emergency request is to ensure that statutory effective dates of the provisions are not missed. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection; Title of Information Collection: Alternative Benefits State Plan Amendment Health Opportunity Accounts (HOA) Demonstration Program; Use: The DRA provides States with numerous flexibilities in operating their State Medicaid programs. For example, Section 6082 of the DRA allows up to 10 States to operate Medicaid demonstrations to test alternative systems for delivering their Medicaid benefits. Under these demonstrations, States would have the flexibility to deliver their Medicaid benefits to volunteer beneficiaries through a program that is comprised of an HOA and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Under the DRA, States can submit a State Plan Pre-print to CMS to effectuate this change to their Medicaid programs. CMS will provide a State Medicaid Director letter providing guidance on this provision and the implementation of the DRA and the associated State Plan Amendment template for use by States to modify their Medicaid State Plans if they choose to implement this flexibility; VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Form Number: CMS–10216 (OMB#: 0938–New); Frequency: Reporting: Onetime; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 10; Total Annual Hours: 10. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of these collections by December 22, 2006, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the individuals designated below by December 18, 2006. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/ or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden or any other aspect of these collections of information requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information collection and recordkeeping requirements must be received by the designees referenced below by December 18, 2006: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244– 1850, Attn: Melissa Musotto (CMS– 10216) and, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Katherine Astrich, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: November 30, 2006. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–20665 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71177 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10117, 10118, 10119, 10135, 10136 and 10214] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the normal time limits under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR Part 1320. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures because the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed. The Social Security Act requires that applicant organizations, offering Part C benefits for January 2008 be contracted with CMS for their approved service area with open enrollment beginning on November 15, 2007. Further, the Act requires the submission of Part C benefit bids from applicant organizations by the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 71178 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices first Monday in June of 2007. In order to meet the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act requirements, key preceding events must occur. If these events do not occur according to the statutorily mandated timeline, other statutory requirements will not be met. For the 2008 contract year, CMS is implementing several steps to reduce the person-hours necessary to complete the Part C solicitations. These steps include automating substantial portions of the Part C Plan solicitations within CMS’ Health Plan Management System (HPMS) and streamlining key information previously requested by attachments. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title of Information Collection; Medicare Advantage Applications: Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Coordinated Care Plans (CMS–10117); Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Private Fee-For-Service Plans (CMS– 10118); Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Regional PPO Plans (CMS– 10119); Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Service Area Expansion (SAE) for Coordinated Care Plans: Private Fee Service Plans (CMS–10135); Medical Savings Account Plans (CMS– 10136); and Employer Group Waiver Plans (CMS–10214). Form Number: CMS–10117, 10118, 10119, 10135, 10136 and 10214 (OMB#: 0938–0935). Use: An entity seeking a contract as an MA organization must be able to provide Medicare’s basic benefits plus meet the organizational requirements set out under the regulations at 42 CFR Part 422. An applicant must demonstrate that it can meet the benefit and other requirements within the specific geographic area it is requesting. The application forms are designed to give CMS the information needed to determine a health plan’s compliance with the regulations at 42 CFR Part 422. The MA application forms will be used by CMS to determine whether an entity is eligible to enter into a contract to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries. Frequency: Reporting—Once. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 220. Total Annual Responses: 220. Total Annual Hours: 5580. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by January 5, 2007, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendation will be considered from the public if VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 received by the individuals designated below by December 22, 2006. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’s Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995 or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden or any other aspect of these collections of information requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information collection and recordkeeping requirements must be mailed and/or faxed to the designees referenced below by December 22, 2006: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Bonnie L. Harkless, Room C4– 26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850, and, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. Dated: November 30, 2006. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–20666 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10215 and CMS– 10148] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Collection of Physician Administered Drug National Drug Code (NDC) Numbers on State Medicaid Claims and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR 447.520. Use: Section 6002 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) added provisions under Section 1927 of the Social Security Act to require physicians in their offices and hospital outpatient settings or other entities (e.g., non-profit facilities) to collect and submit the drug NDC numbers on Medicaid claims to their State within specified timeframes. We estimate that there are 20,000 physician offices, hospital outpatient settings or other entities concentrating in the specialties of oncology, rheumatology and urology that will be required by their State Medicaid Programs to collect and submit ‘‘J’’ drug code data match with NDC numbers. Form Number: CMS–10215 (OMB#: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Reporting— weekly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 20,000; Total Annual Responses: 3,910,000; Total Annual Hours: 15,836. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: HIPAA Administrative Simplification Enforcement Non-Privacy Enforcement; Use: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law in 1996 (Pub. L. 104–191). Subtitle F of Title II of HIPAA, entitled ‘‘Administrative Simplification,’’ requires the Secretary of HHS to adopt national standards for certain information-related activities of the health care industry. The HIPAA provisions, by statute, apply only to ‘‘covered entities’’ referred to in section 1320d–2(a)(1) of this title. Responsibility for administering and enforcing the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Transactions, Code Sets, Identifiers and Security rules has been delegated to CMS. The initial information collected to enforce these rules will be used to initiate enforcement actions. This information E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[FR Doc No: E6-20666]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10117, 10118, 10119, 10135, 10136 and 10214]


Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements 
Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

AGENCY: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.
    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing 
the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. 
Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden 
estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, 
including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.
    We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information 
collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of 
section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following 
requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency 
review because the collection of this information is needed before the 
expiration of the normal time limits under OMB's regulations at 5 CFR 
Part 1320. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of 
the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal 
clearance procedures because the use of normal clearance procedures is 
reasonably likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed.
    The Social Security Act requires that applicant organizations, 
offering Part C benefits for January 2008 be contracted with CMS for 
their approved service area with open enrollment beginning on November 
15, 2007. Further, the Act requires the submission of Part C benefit 
bids from applicant organizations by the

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first Monday in June of 2007. In order to meet the Medicare 
Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act requirements, key 
preceding events must occur. If these events do not occur according to 
the statutorily mandated timeline, other statutory requirements will 
not be met.
    For the 2008 contract year, CMS is implementing several steps to 
reduce the person-hours necessary to complete the Part C solicitations. 
These steps include automating substantial portions of the Part C Plan 
solicitations within CMS' Health Plan Management System (HPMS) and 
streamlining key information previously requested by attachments.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    Title of Information Collection; Medicare Advantage Applications: 
Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Coordinated Care Plans (CMS-10117); 
Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Private Fee-For-Service Plans (CMS-
10118); Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Regional PPO Plans (CMS-
10119); Medicare Advantage (MA) Application Service Area Expansion 
(SAE) for Coordinated Care Plans: Private Fee Service Plans (CMS-
10135); Medical Savings Account Plans (CMS-10136); and Employer Group 
Waiver Plans (CMS-10214).
    Form Number: CMS-10117, 10118, 10119, 10135, 10136 and 10214 
(OMB: 0938-0935).
    Use: An entity seeking a contract as an MA organization must be 
able to provide Medicare's basic benefits plus meet the organizational 
requirements set out under the regulations at 42 CFR Part 422. An 
applicant must demonstrate that it can meet the benefit and other 
requirements within the specific geographic area it is requesting. The 
application forms are designed to give CMS the information needed to 
determine a health plan's compliance with the regulations at 42 CFR 
Part 422. The MA application forms will be used by CMS to determine 
whether an entity is eligible to enter into a contract to provide 
services to Medicare beneficiaries.
    Frequency: Reporting--Once.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 220.
    Total Annual Responses: 220.
    Total Annual Hours: 5580.
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by 
January 5, 2007, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and 
recommendation will be considered from the public if received by the 
individuals designated below by December 22, 2006.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS's 
Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995 
or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB 
number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call 
the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326.
    Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the 
burden or any other aspect of these collections of information 
requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information 
collection and recordkeeping requirements must be mailed and/or faxed 
to the designees referenced below by December 22, 2006:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Bonnie L. Harkless, Room C4-
26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, and,
OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Fax 
Number: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: November 30, 2006.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-20666 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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