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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices 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 January 5, 2015. 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 llll, 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: rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–10527 Annual Eligibility Redetermination, Product Discontinuation and Renewal Notices 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 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: Annual Eligibility Redetermination, Product Discontinuation and Renewal Notices; Use: Section 1411(f)(1)(B) of the Affordable Care Act directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to establish procedures to redetermine the eligibility of individuals on a periodic basis in appropriate circumstances. Section 1321(a) of the Affordable Care Act provides authority for the Secretary to establish standards and regulations to implement the statutory requirements related to Exchanges, QHPs and other components of title I of the Affordable Care Act. Under section 2703 of the PHS Act, as added by the Affordable Care Act, and sections 2712 and 2741 of the PHS Act, enacted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets must guarantee the renewability of coverage unless an exception applies. The final rule ‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Annual Eligibility Redeterminations for Exchange Participation and Insurance Affordability Programs; Health Insurance Issuer Standards Under the Affordable Care Act, Including Standards Related to Exchanges’’ (79 FR 52994), provides that an Exchange may choose to conduct the annual redetermination process for a plan year (1) in accordance with the existing procedures described in 45 CFR 155.335; (2) in accordance with procedures described in guidance issued by the Secretary for the coverage year; or (3) using an alternative proposed by the Exchange and approved by the Secretary. The guidance document ‘‘Guidance on Annual Redeterminations for Coverage for 2015’’ contains the procedures that the Secretary is specifying for the 2015 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65401 coverage year, as noted in (2) above. These procedures will be adopted by the Federally-facilitated Exchange. Under this option, the Exchange will provide three notices. These notices may be combined. The final rule also amends the requirements for product renewal and re-enrollment (or non-renewal) notices to be sent by Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers in the Exchanges and specifies content for these notices. The accompanying guidance document ‘‘Form and Manner of Notices When Discontinuing or Renewing a Product in the Group or Individual Market’’ provides standard notices for product discontinuation and renewal to be sent by issuers of individual market QHPs and issuers in the individual market. Issuers in the small group market may use the draft Federal standard small group notices released in the June 26, 2014 bulletin ‘‘Draft Standard Notices When Discontinuing or Renewing a Product in the Small Group or Individual Market,’’ or any forms of the notice otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations. States that are enforcing the Affordable Care Act may develop their own standard notices, for product discontinuances, renewals, or both, provided the Statedeveloped notices are at least as protective as the Federal standard notices. Form Number: CMS–10527; Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Private Sector, State Governments; Number of Respondents: 2,945; Number of Responses: 12,224; Total Annual Hours: 149,186. (For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Usree Bandyopadhyay at 410–786–6650.) Dated: October 29, 2014. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–26041 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–10522] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65402 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Notices information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the 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. DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by December 4, 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 rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 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: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Executive Summary Form for Research Identifiable Data; Use: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Programs. We collect data to support the Agency’s mission and operations. These data include information about Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare claims, Medicare providers, and Medicaid eligibility and claims. We disclose the identifiable data consistent with the routine uses identified in the Privacy Act Systems of Records notices that are published in the Federal Register and the limitations on uses and disclosures that are set out in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. All requests for identifiable data are received and reviewed by the Division of Privacy Operations & Compliance (DPOC) in the Office of E-Health Standards and Services. The DPOC staff and the CMS Privacy Officer review the requests to determine if there is legal authorization for disclosure of the data. If legal authorization exists, the request is reviewed to ensure that the minimal data necessary is requested and approved for the project. Requests for identifiable data for research purposes must be submitted to and approved by the CMS Privacy Board. To assist the CMS Privacy Board with its review of research data requests, OIPDA has developed the Executive Summary (ES) PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 forms. The ES collects all the information that the CMS Privacy Board needs to review and make a determination on whether the request meets the requirements for release of identifiable data for research purposes. We currently have three versions of the ES Form and an ES Supplement for Requestors of the National Death Index (NDI) Causes of Death Variables. Each meets the need for a different type of requestor. Form Number: CMS–10522 (OMB control number: 0938–New); Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 325; Total Annual Responses: 325; Total Annual Hours: 650. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kim Elmo at 410–786–0161). Dated: October 29, 2014. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–26040 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services: Grants to States; Native American Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages; and State Domestic Violence Coalitions. OMB No.: 0970–0280. Description: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), 42 U.S.C. 10401 et seq., authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, Territories, Tribes or Tribal Organizations, and State Domestic Violence Coalitions for family violence prevention and intervention activities. The proposed information collection activities will be used to make grant award decisions and to monitor grant performance. Respondents: State Agencies and Territories Administering FVPSA Grants; Tribal Governments and Tribal Organizations; and State Domestic Violence Coalitions. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 4, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifiers: CMS-10522]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

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

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information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(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 a second opportunity for public comment on 
the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding 
the 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.

DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by 
the OMB desk officer by December 4, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: New collection (Request 
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: 
Executive Summary Form for Research Identifiable Data; Use: The Centers 
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for administering 
the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs. 
We collect data to support the Agency's mission and operations. These 
data include information about Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare claims, 
Medicare providers, and Medicaid eligibility and claims. We disclose 
the identifiable data consistent with the routine uses identified in 
the Privacy Act Systems of Records notices that are published in the 
Federal Register and the limitations on uses and disclosures that are 
set out in the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
    All requests for identifiable data are received and reviewed by the 
Division of Privacy Operations & Compliance (DPOC) in the Office of E-
Health Standards and Services. The DPOC staff and the CMS Privacy 
Officer review the requests to determine if there is legal 
authorization for disclosure of the data. If legal authorization 
exists, the request is reviewed to ensure that the minimal data 
necessary is requested and approved for the project. Requests for 
identifiable data for research purposes must be submitted to and 
approved by the CMS Privacy Board. To assist the CMS Privacy Board with 
its review of research data requests, OIPDA has developed the Executive 
Summary (ES) forms. The ES collects all the information that the CMS 
Privacy Board needs to review and make a determination on whether the 
request meets the requirements for release of identifiable data for 
research purposes. We currently have three versions of the ES Form and 
an ES Supplement for Requestors of the National Death Index (NDI) 
Causes of Death Variables. Each meets the need for a different type of 
requestor. Form Number: CMS-10522 (OMB control number: 0938-New); 
Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal 
Governments; Number of Respondents: 325; Total Annual Responses: 325; 
Total Annual Hours: 650. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Kim Elmo at 410-786-0161).

     Dated: October 29, 2014.
Martique Jones,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
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