Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 13678-13679 [2013-04551]

Download as PDF 13678 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) Notice of Cancellation: A notice was published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2013, Volume 78, Number 33, page 11651, announcing a teleconference of the BSC, OID on March 14, 2013. This meeting is canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Notice will be provided when the meeting is rescheduled in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463). Contact Person for More Information: Robin Moseley, M.A.T., Designated Federal Officer, OID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 639– 4461. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dana Redford, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–04638 Filed 2–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–142] 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:12 Feb 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 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: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title of Information Collection: Examination and Treatment for Emergency Medical Conditions and Women in Labor (EMTALA), 42 CFR 482.12, 488.18, 489.20, and 489.24. Use: Pursuant to 42 CFR 488.18, 489.20 and 489.24, during Medicare surveys of hospitals and state agencies CMS will review hospital records for lists of on-call physicians, and will review and obtain the information which must be recorded on hospital medical records for individuals with emergency medical conditions and women in labor, and the emergency department reporting information Medicare participating hospitals and Medicare state survey agencies must pass on to CMS. Additionally, CMS will use the Quality Improvement Organizations Report assessing whether an individual had an emergency condition and whether the individual was stabilized to determine whether to impose a civil monetary penalty or physician exclusion sanctions. Without such information, CMS will be unable to make the hospital emergency services compliance determinations that Congress expects us to make under sections 1154, 1866 and 1867 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985. Form Number: CMS–R–142 (OCN 0938– 0667). Frequency: Occasionally. Affected Public: Private Sector (business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions). Number of Respondents: 6.149. Total Annual Responses: 6,149. Total Annual Hours: 6,149. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Renate Dombrowski at 410–786– 4645. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 April 29, 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 Number ___, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: February 25, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–04673 Filed 2–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–64 and CMS– 1957] 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 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2013 / Notices 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Indirect Medical Education (IME) and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR 412.105; Direct Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Supporting Regulations at 412 CFR 413.75 through 83; Use: Section 1886(d)(5)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires additional payments to be made under the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) for the indirect medical educational costs a hospital incurs in connection with interns and residents (IRs) in approved teaching programs. In addition, Title 42, Part 413, sections 75 through 83 implement section 1886(d) of the Act by establishing the methodology for Medicare payment of the cost of direct graduate medical educational activities. These payments, which are adjustments (add-ons) to other payments made to a hospital under the PPS, are largely determined by the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) IRs that work at a hospital during its cost reporting period. In Federal fiscal year (FY) 2011, the estimated Medicare program payments for indirect medical education (IME) costs amounted to $6.59 billion. Medicare program payments for direct graduate medical education (GME) are also based upon the number of FTE–IRs that work at a hospital. In FY 2011, the estimated Medicare program payments for GME costs amounted to $2.57 billion. Form Number: CMS–R–64 (OCN: 0938–0456); Frequency: Reporting—Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other forprofits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 1,075; Total Annual Responses: 1075; Total Annual Hours: 2,150. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Milton Jacobson at 410–786–7553. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Social Security Office (SSO) Report of State Buy-in Problem; Use: Under Section 1843 of the Social Security Act, States may enter into an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to enroll eligible individuals in Medicare and pay their premiums. The purpose of the State Buy-in’ program is to assure that Medicaid is the payer of last resort by permitting a State to provide Medicare protection to certain groups of needy individuals, as part of the State’s total assistance plan. State Buy-in also has the effect of transferring some medical costs for this population from the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:12 Feb 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 Medicaid program, which is partially State funded to the Medicare program, which is funded by the federal government and individual premiums. Generally, the States Buy-in for individuals who meet the eligibility requirements for Medicare and are cash recipients or deemed cash recipients or categorically needy under Medicaid. In some cases, States may also include individuals who are not cash assistance recipients under the Medical Assistance Only group. The day-to-day operations of the State Buy-in program is accomplished through an automated data exchange process. The automated data exchange process is used to exchange Medicare and Buy-in entitlement information between the Social Security District Offices, Medicaid State Agencies and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. When problems arise however that cannot be resolved though the normal data exchange process, clerical actions are required. The CMS–1957, ‘‘SSO Report of State Buy-In Problem’’ is used to report Buy-in problems cases. The CMS–1957 is the only standardized form available for communications between the aforementioned agencies for the resolution of beneficiary complaints and inquiries regarding State Buy-in eligibility. Form Number: CMS– 1957 (OCN: 0938–0035); Frequency: Reporting—Annually; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents: 3,802; Total Annual Responses: 3,802; Total Annual Hours: 1,266. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Lucia DiazRobinson at 410–247–6843. 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. 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 April 29, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13679 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 lll, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: February 22, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–04551 Filed 2–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10079 and CMS– 10149] 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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Hospital Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, Section 412.64; Use: Section 304(c) of Public Law 106–554 amended section 1886(d)(3)(E) of the Social Security Act to require CMS to collect data every 3 years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-R-64 and CMS-1957]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
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) 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.

[[Page 13679]]

    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Indirect Medical 
Education (IME) and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR 412.105; Direct 
Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Supporting Regulations at 412 CFR 
413.75 through 83; Use: Section 1886(d)(5)(B) of the Social Security 
Act (the Act) requires additional payments to be made under the 
Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) for the indirect medical 
educational costs a hospital incurs in connection with interns and 
residents (IRs) in approved teaching programs. In addition, Title 42, 
Part 413, sections 75 through 83 implement section 1886(d) of the Act 
by establishing the methodology for Medicare payment of the cost of 
direct graduate medical educational activities. These payments, which 
are adjustments (add-ons) to other payments made to a hospital under 
the PPS, are largely determined by the number of full-time equivalent 
(FTE) IRs that work at a hospital during its cost reporting period. In 
Federal fiscal year (FY) 2011, the estimated Medicare program payments 
for indirect medical education (IME) costs amounted to $6.59 billion. 
Medicare program payments for direct graduate medical education (GME) 
are also based upon the number of FTE-IRs that work at a hospital. In 
FY 2011, the estimated Medicare program payments for GME costs amounted 
to $2.57 billion. Form Number: CMS-R-64 (OCN: 0938-0456); Frequency: 
Reporting--Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector--Business or other 
for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 
1,075; Total Annual Responses: 1075; Total Annual Hours: 2,150. (For 
policy questions regarding this collection contact Milton Jacobson at 
410-786-7553. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a 
previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Social 
Security Office (SSO) Report of State Buy-in Problem; Use: Under 
Section 1843 of the Social Security Act, States may enter into an 
agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to enroll 
eligible individuals in Medicare and pay their premiums. The purpose of 
the State Buy-in' program is to assure that Medicaid is the payer of 
last resort by permitting a State to provide Medicare protection to 
certain groups of needy individuals, as part of the State's total 
assistance plan. State Buy-in also has the effect of transferring some 
medical costs for this population from the Medicaid program, which is 
partially State funded to the Medicare program, which is funded by the 
federal government and individual premiums. Generally, the States Buy-
in for individuals who meet the eligibility requirements for Medicare 
and are cash recipients or deemed cash recipients or categorically 
needy under Medicaid. In some cases, States may also include 
individuals who are not cash assistance recipients under the Medical 
Assistance Only group. The day-to-day operations of the State Buy-in 
program is accomplished through an automated data exchange process. The 
automated data exchange process is used to exchange Medicare and Buy-in 
entitlement information between the Social Security District Offices, 
Medicaid State Agencies and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services. When problems arise however that cannot be resolved though 
the normal data exchange process, clerical actions are required. The 
CMS-1957, ``SSO Report of State Buy-In Problem'' is used to report Buy-
in problems cases. The CMS-1957 is the only standardized form available 
for communications between the aforementioned agencies for the 
resolution of beneficiary complaints and inquiries regarding State Buy-
in eligibility. Form Number: CMS-1957 (OCN: 0938-0035); Frequency: 
Reporting--Annually; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; 
Number of Respondents: 3,802; Total Annual Responses: 3,802; Total 
Annual Hours: 1,266. (For policy questions regarding this collection 
contact Lucia Diaz-Robinson at 410-247-6843. 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.
    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 April 29, 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 Number ------, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated: February 22, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-04551 Filed 2-27-13; 8:45 am]
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