Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 36718-36719 [E9-17603]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 36718 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Managed Care; Use: The Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) program measures improper payments for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The program was designed to comply with the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) of 2002 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. Although OMB guidance requires error rate measurement for SCHIP, 2009 SCHIP legislation temporarily suspended PERM measurement for this program and changed to Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) effective April 01, 2009. See Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Public Law 111–3 for more details. There are two phases of the PERM program, the measurement phase and the corrective action phase. PERM measures improper payments in Medicaid and CHIP and produces State and national-level error rates for each program. The error rates are based on reviews of Medicaid and CHIP fee-forservice (FFS) and managed care payments made in the Federal fiscal year under review. States conduct eligibility reviews and report eligibility related payment error rates also used in the national error rate calculation. CMS created a 17 State rotation cycle so that each State will participate in PERM once every three years. The information collected from the selected States will be used by Federal contractors to conduct Medicaid and CHIP managed care data processing reviews on which State-specific error rates will be calculated. The quarterly capitation payments will provide the contractor with the actual claims to be sampled. The managed care contracts, rate schedules, and updates to both, will be used by the Federal contractor when conducting the managed care claims reviews. Form Number: CMS–10178 (OMB#: 0938–0994); Frequency: Reporting—Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 34; Total Annual Responses: 2,040; Total Annual Hours: 28,050. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Nicole Perry at 410–786–8786. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:55 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web Site 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. In commenting on the proposed information collections please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by September 22, 2009: 1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: July 16, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–17604 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10184] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) AGENCY: Centers 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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(a)(2)(ii). This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures because of an unanticipated event, as stated in 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(iii). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting that an information collection request (ICR) for the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) and Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC), be processed under the emergency clearance process. Approval of this package is essential in order to comply with the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). CHIPRA requires CMS to give States in a year that they are participating in PERM the option to substitute MEQC data to complete the requirements of the PERM eligibility review and also the option to substitute PERM eligibility data to complete the requirements of the MEQC review. CHIPRA makes the substitution of MEQC data effective April 1, 2009 and CMS must implement this option quickly for States to use. In addition, a State in the ongoing Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 cycle has already implemented this option but has no means to report the data to CMS. CMS also has an upcoming cycle for FY 2010 in which more States will consider substituting MEQC data for the coming PERM measurement. CMS hopes that with an emergency approval of this PRA package, the FY 2009 cycle can continue and the FY 2010 cycle can begin as E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 36719 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices close to the scheduled start date as possible. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Eligibility Error Rate Measurement in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program; Use: The collection of information is necessary for CMS to produce national error rates for Medicaid and CHIP as required by Public Law 107–300, the IPIA of 2002. The collection of information is also necessary to implement provisions from the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) (Pub. L. 111–3) with regard to the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) and Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) programs. The information collected from the States selected for review will be used by CMS to ensure States use a statistically sound sampling methodology, to ensure the States complete reviews on all cases sampled, and will be used by the federal contractor to calculate State and national Medicaid and CHIP eligibility error rates. Form Number: CMS–10184 (OMB#: 0938–1012); Frequency: Reporting—Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 34; Total Annual Responses: 53; Total Annual Hours: 942,764. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Jessica Woodard at 410–786– 9249. For all other issues call 410–786– 1326.) CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by August 21, 2009, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the individuals designated below by August 10, 2009. 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/ regulations/pra 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 collection 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 August 10, 2009. 1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. 3. By Facsimile or E-mail to OMB. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: July 17, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–17603 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Procedures for Requests to use Child Care and Development Fund for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities. OMB No.: 0970–0160. Description: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as amended, allows Indian Tribes to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grant awards for construction and renovation of child care facilities. A tribal grantee must first request and receive approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. This information collection contains the statutorily-mandated uniform procedures for the solicitation and consideration of requests, including instructions for preparation of environmental assessments in conjunction with the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed draft procedures update the procedures that were originally issued in August 1997 and last updated in May 2007. Respondents will be CCDF tribal grantees requesting to use CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. Respondents: Tribal Child Care Lead Agencies acting on behalf of Tribal Governments. BILLING CODE 4120–01–P ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Construction or Major Renovation of Tribal Child Care Facilities ................... srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 10 1 20 200 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:55 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 141 (Friday, July 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36718-36719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17603]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10184]


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

AGENCY: Centers 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(a)(2)(ii). This is necessary to ensure compliance with an 
initiative of the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the 
normal clearance procedures because of an unanticipated event, as 
stated in 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(iii). The Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting that an information collection 
request (ICR) for the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) and 
Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC), be processed under the 
emergency clearance process. Approval of this package is essential in 
order to comply with the Children's Health Insurance Program 
Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). CHIPRA requires CMS to give States in a 
year that they are participating in PERM the option to substitute MEQC 
data to complete the requirements of the PERM eligibility review and 
also the option to substitute PERM eligibility data to complete the 
requirements of the MEQC review. CHIPRA makes the substitution of MEQC 
data effective April 1, 2009 and CMS must implement this option quickly 
for States to use.
    In addition, a State in the ongoing Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 cycle has 
already implemented this option but has no means to report the data to 
CMS. CMS also has an upcoming cycle for FY 2010 in which more States 
will consider substituting MEQC data for the coming PERM measurement. 
CMS hopes that with an emergency approval of this PRA package, the FY 
2009 cycle can continue and the FY 2010 cycle can begin as

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close to the scheduled start date as possible.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Eligibility Error 
Rate Measurement in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance 
Program; Use: The collection of information is necessary for CMS to 
produce national error rates for Medicaid and CHIP as required by 
Public Law 107-300, the IPIA of 2002. The collection of information is 
also necessary to implement provisions from the Children's Health 
Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) (Pub. L. 111-3) 
with regard to the Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) and 
Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) programs. The information 
collected from the States selected for review will be used by CMS to 
ensure States use a statistically sound sampling methodology, to ensure 
the States complete reviews on all cases sampled, and will be used by 
the federal contractor to calculate State and national Medicaid and 
CHIP eligibility error rates. Form Number: CMS-10184 (OMB: 
0938-1012); Frequency: Reporting--Occasionally; Affected Public: State, 
Local, Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 34; Total Annual 
Responses: 53; Total Annual Hours: 942,764. (For policy questions 
regarding this collection contact Jessica Woodard at 410-786-9249. For 
all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by 
August 21, 2009, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and 
recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the 
individuals designated below by August 10, 2009.
    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/regulations/pra 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 collection 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 August 10, 2009.
    1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to  
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ``Comment or 
Submission'' or ``More Search Options'' to find the information 
collection document(s) accepting comments.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, 
Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB 
Control Number, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
Maryland 21244-1850.
    3. By Facsimile or E-mail to OMB. OMB, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-
6974, E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: July 17, 2009.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E9-17603 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]
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