Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New Routine Use for Selected CMS Systems of Records, 23938-23939 [2013-09511]

Download as PDF 23938 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices Because the process for submitting corrections to data inaccuracies leverages the process for submitting reimbursement requests, we have concluded that plan sponsors will no longer be required to submit corrections to data inaccuracies after July 31, 2013, that is, the last day upon which a plan sponsor may submit an ERRP reimbursement request. This means that plan sponsors that know or should know, before or on April 30, 2013, of any data inaccuracy contained in a reimbursement request for a plan year for which a reimbursement determination was made, must submit corrections to the data inaccuracy in a manner consistent with the ERRP regulations and guidance.4 A plan sponsor that does not know with certainty its final amount of price concessions for a given plan year, but knows or should know, as of April 30, 2013, of estimates that vary from previously reported price concession amounts for that plan year, must consider those previous amounts to constitute data inaccuracies, and therefore is required to report and correct that data by July 31, 2013. E. Last Day Plan Sponsors May Submit a Request To Reopen and Revise an Adverse Reimbursement Determination The ERRP regulations at 45 CFR 149.610 permit the Secretary to reopen and revise a reimbursement determination upon the Secretary’s own motion or upon the request of a plan sponsor. The regulations, as well as guidance published on www.errp.gov,5 set forth the process by which a plan sponsor may request a reopening, as well as other information related to reopenings. In preparation for the ERRP sunset date, the last day upon which a plan sponsor may submit an ERRP reopening request is December 31, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Collection of Information Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are required to provide 60day notice in the Federal Register and solicit public comment before a collection of information requirement is submitted to the Office of Management Reopening, under the Regulations and Guidance section at www.errp.gov. 4 See footnotes 2 and 3. However, as discussed above, a sponsor that knows or should know, before or on April 30, 2013, of any data inaccuracy contained in a reimbursement request for a plan year for which a reimbursement determination was made, must submit a reimbursement request with corrected data by July 31, 2013, rather than by no later than the end of the next calendar quarter after the sponsor knows or should know of the data inaccuracy. 5 See footnote 3. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection requirements associated with the ERRP are currently approved under OMB control number 0938–1087, with an expiration date of September 30, 2014. This document does not impose any new information collection and recordkeeping requirements beyond the prior estimates in the supporting statement for the interim final rule, CMS–9995–IFC. Consequently, it need not be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Authority: Sections 1102(a)(l) of the Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. § 18002(a)(l) and(c)(4)). Dated: April 16, 2013. Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2013–09541 Filed 4–19–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New Routine Use for Selected CMS Systems of Records Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Altered Systems Notice, Adding a New Routine Use to Selected CMS Systems of Records. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), CMS is adding a new routine use for emergency preparedness and response to eight CMS systems of records. The new routine use will authorize CMS to disclose beneficiaryidentifiable records to public health authorities and entities acting under a delegation of authority of a public health authority requesting such information for the purpose of identifying vulnerable individuals who may need health assistance in the event of an incident, emergency or disaster, and for purposes of planning and providing such assistance. Disclosures made pursuant to the new routine use will be limited to the minimum data necessary to carry out statutorilyauthorized public health-related emergency preparedness and response activities, as provided in Section 1106 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306) and the HIPAA Privacy Rule at 45 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR §§ 154.502, 164.512(b), 164.502(b) and 164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A). Requests and disclosures made pursuant to the routine use will be coordinated through HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The eight systems of records that will include the new routine use are: the National Claims History (NCH), System No. 09–70–0558; Medicare Integrated Data Repository (IDR), System No. 09– 70–0571; Common Working Files (CWF), System No. 09–70–0526; Enrollment Database (EDB), System No. 09–70–0502; Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD), System No. 09–70– 0536; Medicare Drug Data Processing System (DDPS), System No. 09–70– 0553; Long Term Care-Minimum Data Set (MDS), System No. 09–70–0528; and Home Health Agency (HHA) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), System No. 09–70–0522. DATES: Effective Date: The new routine use described in this notice will become effective without further notice 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, unless comments received on or before that date result in revisions to this notice. ADDRESSES: The public should send comments to: CMS Privacy Officer, Division of Privacy Policy, Privacy Policy and Compliance Group, Office of E-Health Standards & Services, Office of Enterprise Management, CMS, Room S2–24–25, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Comments received will be available for review at this location, by appointment, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Eastern Time zone. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen P. Finne, Senior Program Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Policy and Planning, Division of Health System Policy (HSP), Patriots Plaza, 375 E Street SW., Office 11–1701, Washington DC 20024, Office telephone: 202–691–2013, Blackberry: 202–439–1140, Email: kristen.finne@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The new routine use will improve the ability of HHS’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in partnership with HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to assist public health authorities and entities acting under a delegation of authority of a public health authority in identifying vulnerable individuals who may need health assistance prior to, during, and in the aftermath of an incident, emergency or disaster that poses an adverse health E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices and/or public health impact, and in planning and providing such assistance. Disclosing beneficiary-identifiable records for public health-related emergency preparedness and response purposes is a necessary and proper use of the information in the systems of records being modified; the new routine use is compatible with the health care purposes for which the information was collected in the CMS systems of records. Disclosure purposes could include emergency planning for outreach to atrisk populations and individuals during a public health emergency. For example, a public health agency could match the records with publicly available power outage data from another department or agency. In the event of a public health emergency that involves power outages, the public health agency would then be able to use the results of the matched data to identify individuals in the affected community who are dependent on energy for meeting their medical needs, for example individuals living in the community who are dependent on dialysis. The term ‘‘public health authority’’ and the concepts of ‘‘public health activity’’ and ‘‘minimum necessary’’ disclosures are defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule at 45 CFR §§ 154.502, 164.512(b), 164.502(b) and 164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A). For the reasons described above, the following routine use is added to the eight systems of records listed below: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES To disclose beneficiary-identifiable information to public health authorities, and those entities acting under a delegation of authority from a public health authority, when requesting such information to carry out statutorily-authorized public health activities pertaining to emergency preparedness and response. Disclosures under this routine use will be limited to ‘‘public health authorities,’’ ‘‘public health activities,’’ and ‘‘minimum necessary data’’ as defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule (45 CFR §§ 154.502, 164.512(b), 164.502(b) and 164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A)). 1. National Claims History (NCH), System No. 09–70–0588, published at 71 Federal Register (Fed. Reg.), 67137 (November 20, 2006). 2. Medicare Integrated Data Repository (IDR), System No. 09–70– 0571, published at 71 Fed. Reg., 74915 (December 13, 2006). 3. Common Working Files (CWF), System No. 09–70–0526, published at 71 Fed. Reg., 64955 (November 6, 2006). 4. Enrollment Database (EDB), System No. 09–70–0502, published at 73 Fed. Reg., 10249 (February 26, 2008). 5. Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD), System No. 09–70–0536, published at 71 Fed. Reg., 70396 (December 4, 2006). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 6. Medicare Drug Data Processing System (DDPS), System No. 09–70– 0553, published at 73 Fed. Reg., 30943 (May 29, 2008). 7. Long Term Care (LTC)-Minimum Data Set (MDS), System No. 09–70– 0528, published at 72 Fed. Reg., 12801 (March 19, 2007). 8. Home Health Agency (HHA) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), System No. 09–70–0522, published at 72 Fed. Reg. 63906 (November 13, 2007). Dated: April 11, 2013. Michelle Snyder, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2013–09511 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] 23939 approval expires on March 31, 2016. A copy of the supporting statement for this information collection is available on the Internet at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Dated: April 16, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–09482 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2012–N–0477] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration AGENCY: [Docket No. FDA–2012–N–0176] Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ‘‘Experimental Study: Examination of Corrective Direct-to-Consumer Television Advertising’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Gittleson, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50– 400B, Rockville, MD 20850, 301–796– 5156, daniel.gittleson@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 8, 2013, the Agency submitted a proposed collection of information entitled ‘‘Experimental Study: Examination of Corrective Direct-toConsumer Television Advertising’’ to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3507. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has now approved the information collection and has assigned OMB control number 0910–0737. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Experimental Study: Examination of Corrective Direct-to-Consumer Television Advertising AGENCY: Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Investigational Device Exemptions Reports and Records ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ‘‘Investigational Device Exemptions Reports and Records’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Gittleson, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50– 400B, Rockville, MD 20850, 301–796– 5156, daniel.gittleson@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 3, 2013, the Agency submitted a proposed collection of information entitled ‘‘Investigational Device Exemptions Reports and Records’’ to OMB for review and clearance under 44 U.S.C. 3507. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has now approved the information collection and has assigned OMB control number 0910–0078. The approval expires on March 31, 2016. A copy of the supporting statement for this information collection is available on the Internet at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. SUMMARY: Dated: April 15, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New Routine Use for Selected CMS 
Systems of Records

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Altered Systems Notice, Adding a New Routine Use to Selected 
CMS Systems of Records.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 
(5 U.S.C. 552a), CMS is adding a new routine use for emergency 
preparedness and response to eight CMS systems of records. The new 
routine use will authorize CMS to disclose beneficiary-identifiable 
records to public health authorities and entities acting under a 
delegation of authority of a public health authority requesting such 
information for the purpose of identifying vulnerable individuals who 
may need health assistance in the event of an incident, emergency or 
disaster, and for purposes of planning and providing such assistance. 
Disclosures made pursuant to the new routine use will be limited to the 
minimum data necessary to carry out statutorily-authorized public 
health-related emergency preparedness and response activities, as 
provided in Section 1106 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306) 
and the HIPAA Privacy Rule at 45 CFR Sec. Sec.  154.502, 164.512(b), 
164.502(b) and 164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A). Requests and disclosures made 
pursuant to the routine use will be coordinated through HHS' Office of 
the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The eight 
systems of records that will include the new routine use are: the 
National Claims History (NCH), System No. 09-70-0558; Medicare 
Integrated Data Repository (IDR), System No. 09-70-0571; Common Working 
Files (CWF), System No. 09-70-0526; Enrollment Database (EDB), System 
No. 09-70-0502; Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD), System No. 09-70-
0536; Medicare Drug Data Processing System (DDPS), System No. 09-70-
0553; Long Term Care-Minimum Data Set (MDS), System No. 09-70-0528; and 
Home Health Agency (HHA) Outcome and Assessment Information Set 
(OASIS), System No. 09-70-0522.

DATES: Effective Date: The new routine use described in this notice 
will become effective without further notice 30 days after publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register, unless comments received on or 
before that date result in revisions to this notice.

ADDRESSES: The public should send comments to: CMS Privacy Officer, 
Division of Privacy Policy, Privacy Policy and Compliance Group, Office 
of E-Health Standards & Services, Office of Enterprise Management, CMS, 
Room S2-24-25, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850. 
Comments received will be available for review at this location, by 
appointment, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time zone.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen P. Finne, Senior Program 
Analyst U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of 
Policy and Planning, Division of Health System Policy (HSP), Patriots 
Plaza, 375 E Street SW., Office 11-1701, Washington DC 20024, Office 
telephone: 202-691-2013, Blackberry: 202-439-1140, Email: 
kristen.finne@hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The new routine use will improve the 
ability of HHS' Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 
(ASPR), in partnership with HHS' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services, to assist public health authorities and entities acting under 
a delegation of authority of a public health authority in identifying 
vulnerable individuals who may need health assistance prior to, during, 
and in the aftermath of an incident, emergency or disaster that poses 
an adverse health

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and/or public health impact, and in planning and providing such 
assistance. Disclosing beneficiary-identifiable records for public 
health-related emergency preparedness and response purposes is a 
necessary and proper use of the information in the systems of records 
being modified; the new routine use is compatible with the health care 
purposes for which the information was collected in the CMS systems of 
records. Disclosure purposes could include emergency planning for 
outreach to at-risk populations and individuals during a public health 
emergency. For example, a public health agency could match the records 
with publicly available power outage data from another department or 
agency. In the event of a public health emergency that involves power 
outages, the public health agency would then be able to use the results 
of the matched data to identify individuals in the affected community 
who are dependent on energy for meeting their medical needs, for 
example individuals living in the community who are dependent on 
dialysis. The term ``public health authority'' and the concepts of 
``public health activity'' and ``minimum necessary'' disclosures are 
defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule at 45 CFR Sec. Sec.  154.502, 
164.512(b), 164.502(b) and 164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A).
    For the reasons described above, the following routine use is added 
to the eight systems of records listed below:

    To disclose beneficiary-identifiable information to public 
health authorities, and those entities acting under a delegation of 
authority from a public health authority, when requesting such 
information to carry out statutorily-authorized public health 
activities pertaining to emergency preparedness and response. 
Disclosures under this routine use will be limited to ``public 
health authorities,'' ``public health activities,'' and ``minimum 
necessary data'' as defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule (45 CFR 
Sec. Sec.  154.502, 164.512(b), 164.502(b) and 
164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A)).

    1. National Claims History (NCH), System No. 09-70-0588, published 
at 71 Federal Register (Fed. Reg.), 67137 (November 20, 2006).
    2. Medicare Integrated Data Repository (IDR), System No. 09-70-
0571, published at 71 Fed. Reg., 74915 (December 13, 2006).
    3. Common Working Files (CWF), System No. 09-70-0526, published at 
71 Fed. Reg., 64955 (November 6, 2006).
    4. Enrollment Database (EDB), System No. 09-70-0502, published at 
73 Fed. Reg., 10249 (February 26, 2008).
    5. Medicare Beneficiary Database (MBD), System No. 09-70-0536, 
published at 71 Fed. Reg., 70396 (December 4, 2006).
    6. Medicare Drug Data Processing System (DDPS), System No. 09-70-
0553, published at 73 Fed. Reg., 30943 (May 29, 2008).
    7. Long Term Care (LTC)-Minimum Data Set (MDS), System No. 09-70-
0528, published at 72 Fed. Reg., 12801 (March 19, 2007).
    8. Home Health Agency (HHA) Outcome and Assessment Information Set 
(OASIS), System No. 09-70-0522, published at 72 Fed. Reg. 63906 
(November 13, 2007).

    Dated: April 11, 2013.
Michelle Snyder,
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-09511 Filed 4-22-13; 8:45 am]
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