Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 77135-77136 [2013-30337]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–10239 and CMS–10496] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates 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. SUMMARY: Comments must be received by February 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number (OCN). To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send 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) that are 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 lll, Room C4–26– emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10239 Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and Supporting Regulations; CMS–10496 State Health Insurance Exchange Incident Report Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. Information Collections 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and Supporting Regulations; Use: At the outset of the CAH program, the information collection requirements for all CAHs PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77135 were addressed together under CMS– R–48 (OCN: 0938–0328). As the CAH program has grown in scope of services and the number of providers, the burden associated with CAHs with distinct part units (DPUs) was separated from the CAHs without DPUs. Section 1820(c)(2)(E)(i) of the Social Security Act provides that a CAH may establish and operate a psychiatric or rehabilitation DPU. Each DPU may maintain up to10 beds and must comply with the hospital requirements specified in 42 CFR Subparts A, B, C, and D of part 482. Presently, 105 CAHs have rehabilitation or psychiatric DPUs. The burden associated with CAHs that have DPUs continues to be reported under CMS–R–48, along with the burden for all 4,890 accredited and non-accredited hospitals. Form Number: CMS–10239 (OCN: 0938–1043); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector— Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 1,233; Total Annual Responses: 152,942; Total Annual Hours: 24,723. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Sarah Fahrendorf at 410–786–3112.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Health Insurance Exchange Incident Report; Use: We have implemented a Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) with the State-Based Administering Entities (AEs). This agreement establishes the terms, conditions, safeguards, and procedures under which we will disclose certain information to the AEs in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Pub. L. 111–152), which are referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), amendments to the Social Security Act made by the ACA, and the implementing regulations. The AEs, which are state entities administering Insurance Affordability Programs, will use the data, accessed through the CMS Data Services Hub (Hub), to make Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability Programs and certificates of exemption. The AEs shall report suspected or confirmed incidents affecting loss or suspected loss of PII within one hour of discovery to their designated Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight State Officer who will then notify the affected Federal agency data sources, i.e., Internal Revenue Service, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, Peace Corps, Office of E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 77136 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices Personnel Management and Veterans Health Administration. Additionally, AEs shall contact the office of the appropriate Special Agent-in-Charge, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), and the IRS Office of Safeguards within 24 hours of discovery of any potential breach, loss, or misuse of Return Information. Form Number: CMS–10496 (OCN: 0938– 1216); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 18; Total Annual Responses: 936; Total Annual Hours: 234. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Theodora Wills at 410–786– 1504.) Dated: December 17, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–30337 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden SUMMARY: estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program OMB No. 0915–0140—Revision Abstract: The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP), formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP), assists in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs), including advanced practice RNs (i.e., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists), dedicated to working at eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses (i.e., a Critical Shortage Facility) or working as nurse faculty in eligible, accredited schools of nursing, by decreasing the financial barriers associated with pursuing a nursing profession. The NURSE Corps LRP provides loan repayment assistance to these nurses to repay a portion of their qualifying educational loans in exchange for full-time service at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility or in an eligible, accredited school of nursing. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of Number of respondents emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Responses/ respondents this information collection is to obtain information for NURSE Corps LRP applicants and participants. The information is used to consider an applicant for a NURSE Corps LRP contract award and to monitor a participant’s compliance with the service requirements. Individuals must submit an application in order to participate in the program. The application asks for personal, professional, educational, and financial information required to determine the applicant’s eligibility to participate in the NURSE Corps LRP. The semi-annual employment verification form asks for personal and employment information to determine if a participant is in compliance with the service requirements. Likely Respondents: Professional RNs or advanced practice RNs (i.e., nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists) who are interested in participating in the NURSE Corps LRP, and official representatives at their service sites. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours: The estimates of reporting burden for applicants are as follows: Total responses NURSE Corps LRP Application * ....................................... Authorization to Release Information Form ....................... Authorization to Release Employment Information ........... 5,500 5,500 5,500 1 1 1 5,500 5,500 5,500 Total ............................................................................ 5,500 1 16,500 Hours per response 2.0 .10 .10 .733 Total burden hours 11,000 550 550 12,100 * Please note that the burden hours associated with this instrument account for both new and continuation applications. Additional (uploaded) supporting documentation is included as part of this instrument and reflected in the burden hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifiers: CMS-10239 and CMS-10496]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is 
announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention 
to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice 
in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an 
existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public 
comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding our burden estimates 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.

DATES: Comments must be received by February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or 
OMB control number (OCN). To be assured consideration, comments and 
recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways:
    1. Electronically. You may send 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) that are 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.
    To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make 
your request using one of following:
    1. Access CMS' Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995.
    2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB 
number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov.
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-
1326.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Contents

    This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated 
with the following information collections. More detailed information 
can be found in each collection's supporting statement and associated 
materials (see ADDRESSES).

CMS-10239 Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals 
(CAH) and Supporting Regulations; CMS-10496 State Health Insurance 
Exchange Incident Report

    Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), federal agencies must obtain 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term 
``collection of information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 
1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of 
the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a 
third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies 
to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each 
proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension 
or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before 
submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this 
requirement, CMS is publishing this notice.

Information Collections

    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of 
Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and Supporting 
Regulations; Use: At the outset of the CAH program, the information 
collection requirements for all CAHs were addressed together under CMS- 
R-48 (OCN: 0938-0328). As the CAH program has grown in scope of 
services and the number of providers, the burden associated with CAHs 
with distinct part units (DPUs) was separated from the CAHs without 
DPUs. Section 1820(c)(2)(E)(i) of the Social Security Act provides that 
a CAH may establish and operate a psychiatric or rehabilitation DPU. 
Each DPU may maintain up to10 beds and must comply with the hospital 
requirements specified in 42 CFR Subparts A, B, C, and D of part 482. 
Presently, 105 CAHs have rehabilitation or psychiatric DPUs. The burden 
associated with CAHs that have DPUs continues to be reported under CMS-
R-48, along with the burden for all 4,890 accredited and non-accredited 
hospitals. Form Number: CMS-10239 (OCN: 0938-1043); Frequency: Yearly; 
Affected Public: Private sector--Business or other for-profit; Number 
of Respondents: 1,233; Total Annual Responses: 152,942; Total Annual 
Hours: 24,723. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact 
Sarah Fahrendorf at 410-786-3112.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Health 
Insurance Exchange Incident Report; Use: We have implemented a Computer 
Matching Agreement (CMA) with the State-Based Administering Entities 
(AEs). This agreement establishes the terms, conditions, safeguards, 
and procedures under which we will disclose certain information to the 
AEs in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148), as amended by the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act (Pub. L. 111-152), which are referred to 
collectively as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), amendments to the Social 
Security Act made by the ACA, and the implementing regulations. The 
AEs, which are state entities administering Insurance Affordability 
Programs, will use the data, accessed through the CMS Data Services Hub 
(Hub), to make Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability 
Programs and certificates of exemption.
    The AEs shall report suspected or confirmed incidents affecting 
loss or suspected loss of PII within one hour of discovery to their 
designated Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight 
State Officer who will then notify the affected Federal agency data 
sources, i.e., Internal Revenue Service, Department of Defense, 
Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, Peace 
Corps, Office of

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Personnel Management and Veterans Health Administration. Additionally, 
AEs shall contact the office of the appropriate Special Agent-in-
Charge, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), and 
the IRS Office of Safeguards within 24 hours of discovery of any 
potential breach, loss, or misuse of Return Information. Form Number: 
CMS-10496 (OCN: 0938-1216); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: 
State, Local or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 18; Total 
Annual Responses: 936; Total Annual Hours: 234. (For policy questions 
regarding this collection contact Theodora Wills at 410-786-1504.)

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-30337 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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