Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))-Match Number 1076, 21091 [2011-9094]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2011 / Notices SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2011–0022] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))—Match Number 1076 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program that will expire on April 17, 2011. ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with CMS. DATES: We will file a report of the subject matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869 or writing to the Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel as shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the Federal government could be performed and adding certain protections for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such persons. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:32 Apr 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 involved in computer matching programs to: (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards of the participating Federal agencies; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying a person’s benefits or payments. B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Daniel F. Callahan, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA with the (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) A. Participating Agencies SSA and CMS. B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of this matching program is to provide us with health facility admission information. We will use this information to administer the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) efficiently to identify Special Veterans’ Benefits (SVB) beneficiaries who are no longer residing outside of the United States. C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The legal authority for this agreement is executed pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, (Pub. L. 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–130 entitled, Management of Federal Information Resources, at 61 FR 6428–6435 (February 20, 1996), and OMB guidelines pertaining to computer matching at 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989). The legal authority for the SSI portion of the matching program is contained in sections 1611(e)(1)(A) and (B) and PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 21091 1631(f) of the Social Security Act (Act) (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1383(f)); see also 20 CFR 416.211. The legal authority for the SVB portion of the matching program is contained in sections 801 and 806(a) and (b) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1001 and 1006(a) and (b)). Section 1631(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1383(f)) requires Federal agencies to provide SSA with such information as necessary to establish eligibility for SSI payments. D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program SSA will provide CMS with a finder file on a monthly basis extracted from SSA’s Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits (SSR/SVB), SSA/ODSSIS 60–0103, with identifying information with respect to recipients of SSI benefits. CMS will match the SSA finder file against the system of records for individuals on the Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (LTC/MDS 09–70–0528) and submit its reply file to SSA no later than 21 days after receipt of the SSA finder file. The Title VIII benefit information is included in the SSI system of records and is paid using SSA’s SSI automated system. The indicator identifying Title VIII claims resides on the SSR, SSA/ ODSSIS 60–0103, though it is not an SSI payment. Routine use number 19, effective January 11, 2006, allows disclosure to Federal, State, or local agencies for administering cash or non-cash income maintenance or health maintenance programs. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The effective date of this matching program is April 17, 2011 provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met. [FR Doc. 2011–9094 Filed 4–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2011-0022]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))--Match Number 1076

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program 
that will expire on April 17, 2011.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer 
matching program that we are currently conducting with CMS.

DATES: We will file a report of the subject matching program with the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be 
effective as indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 966-0869 or writing to the Executive Director, 
Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, 617 
Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. 
All comments received will be available for public inspection at this 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Executive Director, Office of 
Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel as shown above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public 
Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by 
describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the 
Federal government could be performed and adding certain protections 
for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) 
further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such persons.
    The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching 
by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched 
with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires 
Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to:
    (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data 
Integrity Boards of the participating Federal agencies;
    (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register;
    (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and
    (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying a person's benefits or payments.

B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching 
programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

Daniel F. Callahan,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of 
the General Counsel.

Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA with the (Centers for Medicare 
& Medicaid Services (CMS))

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and CMS.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of this matching program is to provide us with health 
facility admission information. We will use this information to 
administer the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) efficiently to 
identify Special Veterans' Benefits (SVB) beneficiaries who are no 
longer residing outside of the United States.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    The legal authority for this agreement is executed pursuant to the 
Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, (Pub. L. 100-503, the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988), the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130 entitled, 
Management of Federal Information Resources, at 61 FR 6428-6435 
(February 20, 1996), and OMB guidelines pertaining to computer matching 
at 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989).
    The legal authority for the SSI portion of the matching program is 
contained in sections 1611(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1631(f) of the Social 
Security Act (Act) (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1383(f)); see 
also 20 CFR 416.211. The legal authority for the SVB portion of the 
matching program is contained in sections 801 and 806(a) and (b) of the 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1001 and 1006(a) and (b)).
    Section 1631(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1383(f)) requires Federal 
agencies to provide SSA with such information as necessary to establish 
eligibility for SSI payments.

D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program

    SSA will provide CMS with a finder file on a monthly basis 
extracted from SSA's Supplemental Security Income Record and Special 
Veterans Benefits (SSR/SVB), SSA/ODSSIS 60-0103, with identifying 
information with respect to recipients of SSI benefits. CMS will match 
the SSA finder file against the system of records for individuals on 
the Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (LTC/MDS 09-70-0528) and submit its 
reply file to SSA no later than 21 days after receipt of the SSA finder 
file. The Title VIII benefit information is included in the SSI system 
of records and is paid using SSA's SSI automated system. The indicator 
identifying Title VIII claims resides on the SSR, SSA/ODSSIS 60-0103, 
though it is not an SSI payment.
    Routine use number 19, effective January 11, 2006, allows 
disclosure to Federal, State, or local agencies for administering cash 
or non-cash income maintenance or health maintenance programs.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The effective date of this matching program is April 17, 2011 
provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 days after 
notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The 
matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date 
and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain 
conditions are met.

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