Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 68449-68450 [2014-27137]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity,Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–27018 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–10530, CMS– 1880 and CMS–1882] 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. DATES: Comments must be received by January 16, 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 lllll, 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–10530 Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program CMS–1880 and CMS–1882 Certification as a Supplier of Portable X-Ray and Portable X-Ray Survey Report Form and Supporting Regulations 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. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68449 Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program; Use: Our quality reporting programs promote higher quality, more efficient health care for Medicare beneficiaries. We have implemented quality measure reporting programs for multiple settings, including for ambulatory surgical centers. Section 109(b) of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA) (Pub. L. 109–432) amended section 1833(i) of the Act by re-designating clause (iv) as clause (v) and adding new clause (iv) to paragraph (2)(D) and by adding new paragraph (7). Section 1833(i)(2)(D)(iv) of the Act authorizes, but does not require, the Secretary to implement the revised ASC payment system ‘‘in a manner so as to provide for a reduction in any annual update for failure to report on quality measures in accordance with paragraph (7).’’ Section 1833(i)(7)(A) of the Act states that the Secretary may provide that any ASC that does not submit quality measures to the Secretary in accordance with paragraph (7) will incur a 2.0 percentage point reduction to any annual increase provided under the revised ASC payment system for such year. Sections 1833(t)(17)(C)(i) and (ii) of the Act require the Secretary to develop measures appropriate for the measurement of the quality of care furnished in outpatient settings. Section 3014 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) modified section 1890(b) of the Social Security Act to require CMS to develop quality and efficiency measures through a ‘‘consensus-based entity’’. To fulfill this requirement, the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) was formed to review measures consistent with these requirements. The MAP is convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), a national consensus organization. In implementing this and other quality reporting programs, our overarching goal is to support the National Quality Strategy’s goals of better health for individuals, better health for populations, and lower costs for health care. This information is used to direct contractors, including Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), to focus on particular areas of improvement, and to develop quality improvement initiatives. The information is made available to ASCs for their use in internal quality improvement initiatives. Most importantly, this information is E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68450 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices available to Medicare beneficiaries, as well as to the general public, to provide information to assist them in making decisions about their health care. Form Number: CMS–10530 (OMB control number: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 5,250; Total Annual Responses: 744,816; Total Annual Hours: 444,790. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Anita Bhatia at 410– 786–7236.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title of Information Collection: Certification as a Supplier of Portable X-Ray and Portable X-Ray Survey Report Form and Supporting Regulations. Use: CMS–1880 is initially completed by suppliers of portable X-ray services, expressing an interest in and requesting participation in the Medicare program. This form initiates the process of obtaining a decision as to whether the conditions of coverage are met as a portable X-ray supplier. It also promotes data reduction or introduction to, and retrieval from, the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) by the CMS Regional Offices (ROs). The CMS–1882 is used by the State survey agency to provide data collected during an on-site survey of a supplier of portable X-ray services to determine compliance with the applicable conditions of participation and to report this information to the Federal Government. The form is primarily a coding worksheet designed to facilitate data reduction and retrieval into the ASPEN system at the CMS Regional Offices. The form includes basic information on compliance (i.e., met, not met, explanatory statements) and does not require any descriptive information regarding the survey activity itself. We have the responsibility and authority for certification decisions which are based on supplier compliance with the applicable conditions of participation. The information needed to make these decisions is available to us only through the use of information abstracted from the survey report form. Form Numbers: CMS–1880 and CMS–1882 (OMB control number: 0938–0027); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 579; Total Annual Responses: 86; Total Annual Hours: 151. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact James Cowher at 410– 786–1948.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 Dated: November 12, 2014. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–27137 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–10422] 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 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 17, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Payments for Services Furnished by Certain Primary Care Providers and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 438.804, 447.400, and 447.410; Use: The information will be used to document expenditures for the specified primary care services in the baseline period for the purpose of then calculating the expenditure eligible for 100 federal matching funds in calendar years 2015 and 2016, should Congress extend the availability of such funding and make no additional changes in statutory language necessitating programmatic alterations. Form Number: CMS–10422 (OMB control number: 0938–1170); Frequency: Yearly, once, and occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 126,021; Total Annual Hours: 63,240. (For policy questions regarding this collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier CMS-10530, CMS-1880 and CMS-1882]


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 January 16, 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 ____--, 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-10530 Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program

CMS-1880 and CMS-1882 Certification as a Supplier of Portable X-Ray and 
Portable X-Ray Survey Report Form and Supporting Regulations
    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 Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request 
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: 
Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program; Use: Our quality 
reporting programs promote higher quality, more efficient health care 
for Medicare beneficiaries. We have implemented quality measure 
reporting programs for multiple settings, including for ambulatory 
surgical centers. Section 109(b) of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act 
of 2006 (TRHCA) (Pub. L. 109-432) amended section 1833(i) of the Act by 
re-designating clause (iv) as clause (v) and adding new clause (iv) to 
paragraph (2)(D) and by adding new paragraph (7). Section 
1833(i)(2)(D)(iv) of the Act authorizes, but does not require, the 
Secretary to implement the revised ASC payment system ``in a manner so 
as to provide for a reduction in any annual update for failure to 
report on quality measures in accordance with paragraph (7).'' Section 
1833(i)(7)(A) of the Act states that the Secretary may provide that any 
ASC that does not submit quality measures to the Secretary in 
accordance with paragraph (7) will incur a 2.0 percentage point 
reduction to any annual increase provided under the revised ASC payment 
system for such year. Sections 1833(t)(17)(C)(i) and (ii) of the Act 
require the Secretary to develop measures appropriate for the 
measurement of the quality of care furnished in outpatient settings.
    Section 3014 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) modified 
section 1890(b) of the Social Security Act to require CMS to develop 
quality and efficiency measures through a ``consensus-based entity''. 
To fulfill this requirement, the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) 
was formed to review measures consistent with these requirements. The 
MAP is convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), a national 
consensus organization. In implementing this and other quality 
reporting programs, our overarching goal is to support the National 
Quality Strategy's goals of better health for individuals, better 
health for populations, and lower costs for health care.
    This information is used to direct contractors, including Quality 
Improvement Organizations (QIOs), to focus on particular areas of 
improvement, and to develop quality improvement initiatives. The 
information is made available to ASCs for their use in internal quality 
improvement initiatives. Most importantly, this information is

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available to Medicare beneficiaries, as well as to the general public, 
to provide information to assist them in making decisions about their 
health care. Form Number: CMS-10530 (OMB control number: 0938-NEW); 
Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and 
not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 5,250; Total Annual 
Responses: 744,816; Total Annual Hours: 444,790. (For policy questions 
regarding this collection contact Anita Bhatia at 410-786-7236.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change 
of a currently approved collection. Title of Information Collection: 
Certification as a Supplier of Portable X-Ray and Portable X-Ray Survey 
Report Form and Supporting Regulations. Use: CMS-1880 is initially 
completed by suppliers of portable X-ray services, expressing an 
interest in and requesting participation in the Medicare program. This 
form initiates the process of obtaining a decision as to whether the 
conditions of coverage are met as a portable X-ray supplier. It also 
promotes data reduction or introduction to, and retrieval from, the 
Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) by the 
CMS Regional Offices (ROs).
    The CMS-1882 is used by the State survey agency to provide data 
collected during an on-site survey of a supplier of portable X-ray 
services to determine compliance with the applicable conditions of 
participation and to report this information to the Federal Government. 
The form is primarily a coding worksheet designed to facilitate data 
reduction and retrieval into the ASPEN system at the CMS Regional 
Offices. The form includes basic information on compliance (i.e., met, 
not met, explanatory statements) and does not require any descriptive 
information regarding the survey activity itself. We have the 
responsibility and authority for certification decisions which are 
based on supplier compliance with the applicable conditions of 
participation. The information needed to make these decisions is 
available to us only through the use of information abstracted from the 
survey report form. Form Numbers: CMS-1880 and CMS-1882 (OMB control 
number: 0938-0027); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, 
Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 579; Total Annual 
Responses: 86; Total Annual Hours: 151. (For policy questions regarding 
this collection contact James Cowher at 410-786-1948.)

    Dated: November 12, 2014.
Martique Jones,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-27137 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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