Privacy Act of 1974: CMS Computer Matching Program Match No. 2013-01; HHS Computer Matching Program Match No. 1312, 73195-73196 [2013-29066]

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ACTION: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, this notice announces the renewal of a CMP that CMS plans to conduct with the Purchased Care at the Health Administration Center (PC@HAC) of the Department of Veteran Affairs. We have provided background information about the proposed matching program in the ‘‘Supplementary Information’’ section below. Although the Privacy Act requires only that CMS provide an opportunity for interested persons to comment on the proposed matching program, CMS invites comments on all portions of this notice. See ‘‘Effective Dates’’ section below for comment period. DATES: Effective Dates: CMS filed a report of the CMP with the Chair of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We will not disclose any information under a matching agreement until 40 days after filing a report to OMB and Congress or 30 days after publication. We may defer implementation of this matching program if we receive comments that persuade us to defer implementation. ADDRESSES: The public should address comments to: CMS Privacy Officer, Division of Privacy Policy (DPP), Privacy Policy and Compliance Group (PPCG), Office of E-Health Standards & Services (OESS), CMS, Mailstop 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 a.m.–3 p.m., eastern daylight time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Description of the Matching Program DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Privacy Act of 1974: CMS Computer Matching Program Match No. 2013–01; HHS Computer Matching Program Match No. 1312 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:57 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100– 503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for individuals 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 individuals. The Privacy Act, as PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73195 amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records (SOR) 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 agencies participating in the matching programs; 2. Obtain the Data Integrity Board approval of the match agreements; 3. Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; 4. Notify applicants and beneficiaries that the records are subject to matching; and, 5. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying an individual’s benefits or payments. B. CMS Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act CMS has taken action to ensure that all CMPs that this Agency participates in comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Dated: November 21, 2013. Michelle Snyder, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS Computer Match No. 2013–01; HHS Computer Match No. 1312 NAME: ‘‘Computer Matching Agreement between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Purchased Care at the Health Administration Center (PC@HAC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs for Verification of CHAMPVA Eligibility.’’ SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Purchased Care at the Health Administration Center (PC@ HAC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING MATCHING PROGRAM: This Computer Matching Program (CMP) is executed to comply with the provisions of Public Laws (Pub. L.) 93– 82, 94–581, 102–190, and 107–14 (codified at Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1713) that restrict CHAMPVA eligibility for benefits dependent upon a beneficiary’s Medicare Part A and Part B status. This computer matching program will match CHAMPVA applicants and beneficiaries with Medicare Part A and B beneficiaries. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 73196 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2013 / Notices PURPOSE(S) OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The purpose of this computer matching agreement is to establish the conditions, safeguards and procedures under which the CMS and PC@HAC will conduct a computer-matching program to determine entitlement to CHAMPVA benefits. Under the terms of this matching agreement, PC@HAC will provide to CMS a list of social security numbers (SSN) for all CHAMPVA eligible beneficiaries who may also be eligible for Medicare benefits. This information is maintained in PC@HAC’s System of Records (SOR) entitled ‘‘Health Administration Center Civilian Health and Medical Program RecordsVA.’’ CMS agrees to conduct a computer match of the SSNs of beneficiaries provided by PC@HAC against the information found in CMS’s Enrollment Database (EDB) SOR. PC@HAC will receive the results of the computer match in order to determine a beneficiary’s eligibility for care under CHAMPVA. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS AND INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE MATCH: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DESCRIPTION OF RECORDS TO BE USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM: A. Systems of Records 1. Records Maintained by PC@HAC The information used in this matching program is maintained in the PC@HAC system identified as 54VA16, entitled ‘‘Health Administration Center Civilian Health and Medical Program 13:57 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCH: The CMP shall become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of the Matching Program is sent to OMB and Congress, or 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, whichever is later. 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. 2013–29066 Filed 12–4–13; 8:45 am] Upon establishment of the CHAMPVA program under Public Law 93–82, CHAMPVA entitlement will be terminated when any individual becomes eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) on a non-premium basis. Public Law 94–581 provided for reinstatement of CHAMPVA as second payer for beneficiaries aged 65 and over who exhausted a period of Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance). These beneficiaries must also be enrolled in Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) in order to retain their CHAMPVA entitlement. Public Law 102–190 extended CHAMPVA benefit to age 65 for any beneficiary eligible for Medicare Part A on the basis of disability/end stage renal disease (ESRD) only if that individual is also enrolled in Medicare Part B. Public Law 107–14 provided for extending benefit coverage for beneficiaries over the age of 65 years if the beneficiary is in receipt of Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Records-VA,’’ last published at 68 Fed. Reg. 53784 (September 12, 2003). SSNs of CHAMPVA beneficiaries will be released to CMS pursuant to the routine use number 21 as set forth in the system notice. 2. Records Maintained by CMS The matching program will be conducted with data maintained by CMS in the EDB, System No. 09–70– 0502, published at 73 Fed. Reg. 10249 (February 26, 2008). Matched data will be released to PC@HAC pursuant to the routine use number 2 as set forth in the system notice. BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), Annual Progress and Services Review (APSR), and Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS–101). OMB No.: 0970–0426. Description: Under title IV–B, subparts 1 and 2, of the Social Security Act (the Act), States, Territories, and Tribes are required to submit a Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). The CFSP lays the groundwork for a system of coordinated, integrated, and culturally relevant family services for the subsequent five years (45 CFR 1357.15(a)(1)). The CFSP outlines initiatives and activities the State, Tribe or territory will carry out in administering programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. By June 30 of each year, States, Territories, and Tribes are also required to submit PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 an Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) and a financial report called the CFS–101. The APSR is a Yearly report that discusses progress made by a State, Territory or Tribe in accomplishing the goals and objectives cited in its CFSP (45 CFR 1357.16(a)). The APSR contains new and updated information about service needs and organizational capacities throughout the five-year plan period. The CFS–101 has three parts. Part I is an annual budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. Part II includes a summary of planned expenditures by program area for the upcoming fiscal year, the estimated number of individuals or families to be served, and the geographical service area. Part III includes actual expenditures by program area, numbers of families and individuals served by program area, and the geographic areas served for the last complete fiscal year. The Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 amended Title IV–B, subparts 1 and 2, adding a number of requirements that affect reporting through the APSR and the CFS–101. Of particular note, the law added a provision requiring States (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) to report data on caseworker visits (section 424(e) of the Act). States must provide annual data on 1) the percentage of children in foster care under the responsibility of the State who were visited on a monthly basis by the caseworker handling the case of the child; and 2) the percentage of the visits that occurred in the residence of the child. In addition, by June 30, 2008, States must set target percentages and establish strategies to meet the goal that; by October 1, 2011; at least 90 percent of the children in foster care are visited by their caseworkers on a monthly basis and that the majority of these visits occur in the residence of the child (section 424(e)(2)(A) of the Act). Respondents: States, Territories, and Tribes must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS–101. Tribes and territories are exempted from the monthly caseworker visits reporting requirement of the APSR. There are approximately 180 Tribal entities that are eligible for IV–B funding. There are 52 States (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) that must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS–101. There are a total of 232 possible respondents. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Privacy Act of 1974: CMS Computer Matching Program Match No. 
2013-01; HHS Computer Matching Program Match No. 1312

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

ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program (CMP).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 
(5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, this notice announces the renewal of a CMP 
that CMS plans to conduct with the Purchased Care at the Health 
Administration Center (PC@HAC) of the Department of Veteran Affairs. We 
have provided background information about the proposed matching 
program in the ``Supplementary Information'' section below. Although 
the Privacy Act requires only that CMS provide an opportunity for 
interested persons to comment on the proposed matching program, CMS 
invites comments on all portions of this notice. See ``Effective 
Dates'' section below for comment period.

DATES: Effective Dates: CMS filed a report of the CMP with the Chair of 
the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, the Chair of 
the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Administrator, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). We will not disclose any information under a matching 
agreement until 40 days after filing a report to OMB and Congress or 30 
days after publication. We may defer implementation of this matching 
program if we receive comments that persuade us to defer 
implementation.

ADDRESSES: The public should address comments to: CMS Privacy Officer, 
Division of Privacy Policy (DPP), Privacy Policy and Compliance Group 
(PPCG), Office of E-Health Standards & Services (OESS), CMS, Mailstop 
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 a.m.-3 p.m., eastern daylight time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Description of the Matching Program

A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 
100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the 
manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be 
performed and adding certain protections for individuals 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 individuals. The Privacy 
Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal 
agencies when records in a system of records (SOR) 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 agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    2. Obtain the Data Integrity Board approval of the match 
agreements;
    3. Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and 
OMB;
    4. Notify applicants and beneficiaries that the records are subject 
to matching; and,
    5. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying an individual's benefits or payments.

B. CMS Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    CMS has taken action to ensure that all CMPs that this Agency 
participates in comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended.

    Dated: November 21, 2013.
Michelle Snyder,
Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
CMS Computer Match No. 2013-01; HHS Computer Match No. 1312

Name:
    ``Computer Matching Agreement between the Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Purchased Care at the Health 
Administration Center (PC@HAC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
for Verification of CHAMPVA Eligibility.''

Security Classification:
    None

Participating Agencies:
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Purchased Care at 
the Health Administration Center (PC@HAC) of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING MATCHING PROGRAM:
    This Computer Matching Program (CMP) is executed to comply with the 
provisions of Public Laws (Pub. L.) 93-82, 94-581, 102-190, and 107-14 
(codified at Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1713) that restrict 
CHAMPVA eligibility for benefits dependent upon a beneficiary's 
Medicare Part A and Part B status. This computer matching program will 
match CHAMPVA applicants and beneficiaries with Medicare Part A and B 
beneficiaries.

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Purpose(s) of the Matching Program:
    The purpose of this computer matching agreement is to establish the 
conditions, safeguards and procedures under which the CMS and PC@HAC 
will conduct a computer-matching program to determine entitlement to 
CHAMPVA benefits. Under the terms of this matching agreement, PC@HAC 
will provide to CMS a list of social security numbers (SSN) for all 
CHAMPVA eligible beneficiaries who may also be eligible for Medicare 
benefits. This information is maintained in PC@HAC's System of Records 
(SOR) entitled ``Health Administration Center Civilian Health and 
Medical Program Records-VA.'' CMS agrees to conduct a computer match of 
the SSNs of beneficiaries provided by PC@HAC against the information 
found in CMS's Enrollment Database (EDB) SOR. PC@HAC will receive the 
results of the computer match in order to determine a beneficiary's 
eligibility for care under CHAMPVA.

Categories of Records and Individuals Covered By the Match:
    Upon establishment of the CHAMPVA program under Public Law 93-82, 
CHAMPVA entitlement will be terminated when any individual becomes 
eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) on a non-premium 
basis. Public Law 94-581 provided for reinstatement of CHAMPVA as 
second payer for beneficiaries aged 65 and over who exhausted a period 
of Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance). These beneficiaries must also 
be enrolled in Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) in order to retain 
their CHAMPVA entitlement. Public Law 102-190 extended CHAMPVA benefit 
to age 65 for any beneficiary eligible for Medicare Part A on the basis 
of disability/end stage renal disease (ESRD) only if that individual is 
also enrolled in Medicare Part B. Public Law 107-14 provided for 
extending benefit coverage for beneficiaries over the age of 65 years 
if the beneficiary is in receipt of Medicare Part A and Medicare Part 
B.

Description of Records To Be Used In the Matching Program:
    A. Systems of Records
    1. Records Maintained by PC@HAC
    The information used in this matching program is maintained in the 
PC@HAC system identified as 54VA16, entitled ``Health Administration 
Center Civilian Health and Medical Program Records-VA,'' last published 
at 68 Fed. Reg. 53784 (September 12, 2003). SSNs of CHAMPVA 
beneficiaries will be released to CMS pursuant to the routine use 
number 21 as set forth in the system notice.
    2. Records Maintained by CMS
    The matching program will be conducted with data maintained by CMS 
in the EDB, System No. 09-70-0502, published at 73 Fed. Reg. 10249 
(February 26, 2008). Matched data will be released to PC@HAC pursuant 
to the routine use number 2 as set forth in the system notice.

Inclusive Dates of the Match:
    The CMP shall become effective no sooner than 40 days after the 
report of the Matching Program is sent to OMB and Congress, or 30 days 
after publication in the Federal Register, whichever is later. 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. 2013-29066 Filed 12-4-13; 8:45 am]
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