Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 44776-44777 [2014-18042]

Download as PDF 44776 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–5806 OR, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. 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. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-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 that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Independent Rural Health Clinic/Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Center Cost Report; Use: Providers of services tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 participating in the Medicare program are required under sections 1815(a) and 1861(v)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395g) to submit annual information to achieve settlement of costs for health care services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, regulations at 42 CFR 413.20 and 413.24 require adequate cost data and cost reports from providers on an annual basis. The Form CMS–222–92 cost report is needed to determine the provider’s reasonable costs incurred in furnishing medical services to Medicare beneficiaries and reimbursement due to or due from the provider. Form Number: CMS–222–92 (OMB control number: 0938–0107); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other forprofits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 3,264; Total Annual Responses: 3,264; Total Annual Hours: 163,200. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Leonard Fisher at 410–786–4574.) Dated: July 28, 2014. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–18040 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–10292 and CMS– 10357] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Comments must be received by September 30, 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 Numberlll, 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: DATES: 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–10292 State Medicaid HIT Plan, Planning Advance Planning Document, and Implementation Advance Planning Document for Section 4201 of the Recovery Act E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices CMS–10357 Letter Requesting Waiver of Medicare/Medicaid Enrollment Application Fee; Submission of Fingerprints; Submission of Medicaid Identifying Information; Medicaid Site Visit and Rescreening Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Medicaid HIT Plan, Planning Advance Planning Document, and Implementation Advance Planning Document for Section 4201 of the Recovery Act; Use: To assess the appropriateness of state requests for the administrative Federal financial participation for expenditures under their Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program related to health information exchange, our staff will review the submitted information and documentation to make an approval determination of the state advance planning document. Form Number: CMS–10292 (OMB control number 0938–1088); Frequency: Once and occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 56; Total Annual Hours: 896. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Thomas Romano at 410–786–0465). 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection: Title of Information Collection: Letter VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 Requesting Waiver of Medicare/ Medicaid Enrollment Application Fee; Submission of Fingerprints; Submission of Medicaid Identifying Information; Medicaid Site Visit and Rescreening; Use: Section 6401 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes a number of important payment safeguard provisions. The provisions are designed to improve the integrity of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) so as to reduce fraud, waste and abuse. The provisions include the following: • Medicare Enrollment Application Fee Waiver Request: Certain providers and suppliers enrolling in Medicare will be required to submit a fee with their application. Under 42 CFR 424.514, if the applicant believes it has a hardship that justifies a waiver of the application fee, it may submit a letter describing said hardship. • Fingerprints: Certain providers and suppliers enrolling in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP will be required to submit fingerprints—either digitally or via the FD–258 standard fingerprint card—of their owners. • Suspension of Medicaid Payments: A State Medicaid agency shall suspend all Medicaid payments to a provider when there is a pending investigation of a credible allegation of Medicaid fraud against an individual or entity, unless it has good cause not to suspend payments or to suspend payment only in part. The State Medicaid agency may suspend payments without first notifying the provider of its intention to suspend such payments. A provider may request, and must be granted, administrative review where State law so requires. • Collection of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and Dates of Birth (DOBs) for Medicaid and CHIP Providers: The State Medicaid agency or CHIP agency must require that all persons with an ownership or control interest in a Medicaid or CHIP provider submit their SSNs and DOBs. • Site Visits for Medicaid-only or CHIP-only providers: A State Medicaid agency or CHIP agency must conduct on-site visits for providers it determines to be ‘‘moderate’’ or ‘‘high’’ categorical risk. • Rescreening of Medicaid and CHIP Providers Every 5 Years: A State Medicaid agency or CHIP agency must screen all providers at least every 5 years. This is consistent with the Medicare requirement in current 42 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44777 424.515 that providers and suppliers revalidate their enrollment information at least every 5 years. Form Number: CMS–10357 (OMB control number: 0938–1137); Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or for-profit and Notfor-profit institutions and State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 960,981; Total Annual Responses: 960,981; Total Annual Hours: 1,248,082. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Frank Whelan at 410–786–1302). Dated: July 28, 2014. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–18042 Filed 7–31–14; 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: State Plan for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). OMB No.: 0970–0145. Description: The State plan is a mandatory statement submitted to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by the State. It consists of an outline specifying how the state’s TANF program will be administered and operated and certain required certifications by the State’s Chief Executive Officer. It is used to provide the public with information about the program. Authority to require States to submit a State TANF plan is contained in section 402 of the Social Security Act, as amended by Public Law 104–193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. States are required to submit new plans periodically (i.e., within a 27-month period). We are proposing to continue the information collection without change. Respondents: The 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 148 (Friday, August 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44776-44777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18042]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier CMS-10292 and CMS-10357]


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 September 30, 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-10292 State Medicaid HIT Plan, Planning Advance Planning Document, 
and Implementation Advance Planning Document for Section 4201 of the 
Recovery Act

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CMS-10357 Letter Requesting Waiver of Medicare/Medicaid Enrollment 
Application Fee; Submission of Fingerprints; Submission of Medicaid 
Identifying Information; Medicaid Site Visit and Rescreening

    Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Medicaid 
HIT Plan, Planning Advance Planning Document, and Implementation 
Advance Planning Document for Section 4201 of the Recovery Act; Use: To 
assess the appropriateness of state requests for the administrative 
Federal financial participation for expenditures under their Medicaid 
Electronic Health Record Incentive Program related to health 
information exchange, our staff will review the submitted information 
and documentation to make an approval determination of the state 
advance planning document. Form Number: CMS-10292 (OMB control number 
0938-1088); Frequency: Once and occasionally; Affected Public: State, 
Local, and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual 
Responses: 56; Total Annual Hours: 896. (For policy questions regarding 
this collection contact Thomas Romano at 410-786-0465).
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without 
change of a previously approved collection: Title of Information 
Collection: Letter Requesting Waiver of Medicare/Medicaid Enrollment 
Application Fee; Submission of Fingerprints; Submission of Medicaid 
Identifying Information; Medicaid Site Visit and Rescreening; Use: 
Section 6401 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes a number of 
important payment safeguard provisions. The provisions are designed to 
improve the integrity of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health 
Insurance Programs (CHIP) so as to reduce fraud, waste and abuse. The 
provisions include the following:
     Medicare Enrollment Application Fee Waiver Request: 
Certain providers and suppliers enrolling in Medicare will be required 
to submit a fee with their application. Under 42 CFR 424.514, if the 
applicant believes it has a hardship that justifies a waiver of the 
application fee, it may submit a letter describing said hardship.
     Fingerprints: Certain providers and suppliers enrolling in 
Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP will be required to submit fingerprints--
either digitally or via the FD-258 standard fingerprint card--of their 
owners.
     Suspension of Medicaid Payments: A State Medicaid agency 
shall suspend all Medicaid payments to a provider when there is a 
pending investigation of a credible allegation of Medicaid fraud 
against an individual or entity, unless it has good cause not to 
suspend payments or to suspend payment only in part. The State Medicaid 
agency may suspend payments without first notifying the provider of its 
intention to suspend such payments. A provider may request, and must be 
granted, administrative review where State law so requires.
     Collection of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and Dates of 
Birth (DOBs) for Medicaid and CHIP Providers: The State Medicaid agency 
or CHIP agency must require that all persons with an ownership or 
control interest in a Medicaid or CHIP provider submit their SSNs and 
DOBs.
     Site Visits for Medicaid-only or CHIP-only providers: A 
State Medicaid agency or CHIP agency must conduct on-site visits for 
providers it determines to be ``moderate'' or ``high'' categorical 
risk.
     Rescreening of Medicaid and CHIP Providers Every 5 Years: 
A State Medicaid agency or CHIP agency must screen all providers at 
least every 5 years. This is consistent with the Medicare requirement 
in current 42 CFR 424.515 that providers and suppliers revalidate their 
enrollment information at least every 5 years.
    Form Number: CMS-10357 (OMB control number: 0938-1137); Frequency: 
On occasion; Affected Public: Private sector--Business or for-profit 
and Not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or Tribal 
Governments; Number of Respondents: 960,981; Total Annual Responses: 
960,981; Total Annual Hours: 1,248,082. (For policy questions regarding 
this collection contact Frank Whelan at 410-786-1302).

    Dated: July 28, 2014.
Martique Jones,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-18042 Filed 7-31-14; 8:45 am]
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