Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 2408-2409 [2013-00468]

Download as PDF 2408 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by March 12, 2013: 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 Numberll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: January 8, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00467 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10408 and CMS– 10338] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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), 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 function; (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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Survey of Plan Sponsors; Use: Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18002) and implementing regulations at 45 CFR Part 149, employment-based plans that offer health coverage to early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents are eligible to receive taxfree reimbursement for a portion of the costs of health benefits provided to such individuals. The statute limits how the reimbursement funds can be used, and requires the Secretary of HHS to develop a mechanism to monitor the appropriate use of such funds. The survey that is the subject of this information collection request, is part of that mechanism. CMS published a 60day FR Notice on September 28, 2012 (77 FR 59615). The comment ended on November 27, 2012. No comments were received in response to this notice. Form Number: CMS–10408 (OCN: 0938–1150); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions; Public Sector; Number of Respondents: 927; Total Annual Responses: 927; Total Annual Hours: 10,197. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact David Mlawsky at (410) 786– 6851. For all other issues call (410) 786– 1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-grandfathered Group Health Plans and Issuers and Individual Market Issuers; Use: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111– 148, (the Affordable Care Act) was enacted by President Obama on March 23, 2010. As part of the Act, Congress added PHS Act section 2719, which provides rules relating to internal claims and appeals and external review processes. On July 23, 2010, interim final regulations (IFR) set forth rules implementing PHS Act section 2719 for internal claims and appeals and external review processes. With respect to internal claims and appeals processes for group health coverage, PHS Act section 2719 and paragraph (b)(2)(i) of the interim final regulations provide that group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group health insurance coverage must comply with the internal claims and appeals processes set forth in 29 CFR 2560.503– 1 (the DOL claims procedure regulation) PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and update such processes in accordance with standards established by the Secretary of Labor in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of the regulations. The DOL claims procedure regulation requires an employee benefit plan to provide thirdparty notices and disclosures to participants and beneficiaries of the plan. In addition, paragraphs (b)(3)(ii)(C) and (b)(2)(ii)(C) of the IFR add an additional requirement that nongrandfathered group health plans and issuers of non-grandfathered health policies provide to the claimant, free of charge, any new or additional evidence considered, or generated by the plan or issuer in connection with the claim. Paragraph (b)(3)(i) of the IFR requires issuers offering coverage in the individual health insurance market to also generally comply with the DOL claims procedure regulation as updated by the Secretary of HHS in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of the IFR for their internal claims and appeals processes. Furthermore, PHS Act section 2719 and the IFR provide that nongrandfathered group health plans, issuers offering group health insurance coverage, and self-insured nonfederal governmental plans (through the IFR amendment dated June 24, 2011) must comply either with a state external review process or a federal external review process. The IFR provides a basis for determining when such plans and issuers must comply with an applicable state external review process and when they must comply with the federal external review process. Plans and issuers that are required to participate in the Federal external review process must have electronically elected either the HHS-administered process or the private accredited IRO process as of January 1, 2012, or, in the future, at such time as the plans and issuers use the federal external review process. Plans and issuers must notify HHS as soon as possible if any of the above information changes at any time after it is first submitted. The election requirements associated with this ICR are articulated through guidance published June 22, 2011 at http:// cciio.cms.gov/resources/files/ hhs_srg_elections_06222011.pdf. The election requirements are necessary for the federal external review process to provide an independent external review as requested by claimants. Form Number: CMS–10338 (OCN: 0938– 1099); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, Tribal Governments; business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 46,773; Number of Responses: 218,657,161; E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices Total Annual Hours: 930,267. (For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Linda Greenberg at (301) 492–4225. For all other issues call (410) 786–1326.) 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. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on February 11, 2013: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: January 8, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00468 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10078] 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 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title: Program for Matching Grants to States for the Operation of High Risk Pools; Use: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring the information in this information collection request as a condition of eligibility for grants that were authorized in the Trade Act of 2002, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and the State High Risk Pool Funding Extension Act of 2006. The information is necessary to determine if a state applicant meets the necessary eligibility criteria for a grant as required by law. The respondents will be states that have a high risk pool as defined in sections 2741, 2744, or 2745 of the Public Health Service Act. The grants will provide funds to states that incur losses in the operation of high risk pools. High risk pools are set up by states to provide health insurance to individuals that cannot obtain health insurance in the private market because of a history of illness. Form Number: CMS–10078 (OCN: 0938–0887); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 31; Total Annual Responses: 31; Total Annual Hours: 1,240. (For policy questions regarding thiscollection contact Paul Scholz at (410) 786–6178. For all other issues call (410) 786–326.) 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. 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 March 12, 2013: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2409 address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number ll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: January 8, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00473 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). OMB No.: 0970–NEW. Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data collection activity as part of the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). In October 2012, OCSE issued grants to eight state child support agencies to provide employment, parenting, and child support services to non-custodial parents who are having difficulty meeting their child support obligation. The overall objective of the CSPED evaluation is to document and evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches taken by these eight CSPED grantees. This evaluation will yield information about effective strategies for improving child support payments by providing non-custodial parents employment and other services through child support programs. It will generate extensive information on how these programs operated, what they cost, the effects the programs had, and whether the benefits of the programs exceed their costs. The information gathered will be critical to informing decisions related to future investments in child support-led employment-focused programs for noncustodial parents who have difficulty meeting their child support obligations. The CSPED evaluation will include the following two interconnected components or ‘‘studies’’: 1. Implementation and Cost Study. The goal of the implementation and cost E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10408 and CMS-10338]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: 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), 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 function; (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: Reinstatement with 
change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information 
Collection: Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Survey of Plan Sponsors; 
Use: Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 
18002) and implementing regulations at 45 CFR Part 149, employment-
based plans that offer health coverage to early retirees and their 
spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents are eligible to receive tax-
free reimbursement for a portion of the costs of health benefits 
provided to such individuals. The statute limits how the reimbursement 
funds can be used, and requires the Secretary of HHS to develop a 
mechanism to monitor the appropriate use of such funds. The survey that 
is the subject of this information collection request, is part of that 
mechanism. CMS published a 60-day FR Notice on September 28, 2012 (77 
FR 59615). The comment ended on November 27, 2012. No comments were 
received in response to this notice. Form Number: CMS-10408 (OCN: 0938-
1150); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or 
other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions; Public Sector; Number 
of Respondents: 927; Total Annual Responses: 927; Total Annual Hours: 
10,197. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact David 
Mlawsky at (410) 786-6851. For all other issues call (410) 786-1326.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and 
Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-grandfathered Group 
Health Plans and Issuers and Individual Market Issuers; Use: The 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, (the 
Affordable Care Act) was enacted by President Obama on March 23, 2010. 
As part of the Act, Congress added PHS Act section 2719, which provides 
rules relating to internal claims and appeals and external review 
processes. On July 23, 2010, interim final regulations (IFR) set forth 
rules implementing PHS Act section 2719 for internal claims and appeals 
and external review processes. With respect to internal claims and 
appeals processes for group health coverage, PHS Act section 2719 and 
paragraph (b)(2)(i) of the interim final regulations provide that group 
health plans and health insurance issuers offering group health 
insurance coverage must comply with the internal claims and appeals 
processes set forth in 29 CFR 2560.503-1 (the DOL claims procedure 
regulation) and update such processes in accordance with standards 
established by the Secretary of Labor in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) of the 
regulations. The DOL claims procedure regulation requires an employee 
benefit plan to provide third-party notices and disclosures to 
participants and beneficiaries of the plan. In addition, paragraphs 
(b)(3)(ii)(C) and (b)(2)(ii)(C) of the IFR add an additional 
requirement that non-grandfathered group health plans and issuers of 
non-grandfathered health policies provide to the claimant, free of 
charge, any new or additional evidence considered, or generated by the 
plan or issuer in connection with the claim. Paragraph (b)(3)(i) of the 
IFR requires issuers offering coverage in the individual health 
insurance market to also generally comply with the DOL claims procedure 
regulation as updated by the Secretary of HHS in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) 
of the IFR for their internal claims and appeals processes.
    Furthermore, PHS Act section 2719 and the IFR provide that non-
grandfathered group health plans, issuers offering group health 
insurance coverage, and self-insured nonfederal governmental plans 
(through the IFR amendment dated June 24, 2011) must comply either with 
a state external review process or a federal external review process. 
The IFR provides a basis for determining when such plans and issuers 
must comply with an applicable state external review process and when 
they must comply with the federal external review process. Plans and 
issuers that are required to participate in the Federal external review 
process must have electronically elected either the HHS-administered 
process or the private accredited IRO process as of January 1, 2012, 
or, in the future, at such time as the plans and issuers use the 
federal external review process. Plans and issuers must notify HHS as 
soon as possible if any of the above information changes at any time 
after it is first submitted. The election requirements associated with 
this ICR are articulated through guidance published June 22, 2011 at 
http://cciio.cms.gov/resources/files/hhs_srg_elections_06222011.pdf. 
The election requirements are necessary for the federal external review 
process to provide an independent external review as requested by 
claimants. Form Number: CMS-10338 (OCN: 0938-1099); Frequency: 
Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, Tribal Governments; 
business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Number of 
Respondents: 46,773; Number of Responses: 218,657,161;

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Total Annual Hours: 930,267. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection, contact Linda Greenberg at (301) 492-4225. For all other 
issues call (410) 786-1326.)
    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.
    To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk 
officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on February 11, 
2013: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS 
Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: January 8, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-00468 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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