Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 3146-3147 [2016-00994]

Download as PDF 3146 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / 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. 2016–00937 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–10333 and CMS–10526] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. 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 February 19, 2016. 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 tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: Consumer Assistance Program Grants; Use: Section 1002 of the Affordable Care Act provides for the establishment of consumer assistance (or ombudsman) programs, starting in FY 2010. Federal grants will support these programs. These programs will assist consumers with filing complaints and appeals, assist consumers with enrollment into health coverage, collect data on consumer inquiries and complaints to identify problems in the marketplace, educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities, and with the establishment of the new Exchange marketplaces, resolve problems with premium credits for Exchange coverage. Importantly, these programs must provide detailed reporting on the types SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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/Paperwork ReductionActof1995. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of problems and questions consumers may experience with health coverage, and how these problems and questions are resolved. In order to strengthen oversight, the law requires programs to report data to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ‘‘As a condition of receiving a grant under subsection (a), an office of health insurance consumer assistance or ombudsman program shall be required to collect and report data to the Secretary on the types of problems and inquiries encountered by consumers’’ (Sec. 2793 (d)). Analysis of this data reporting will help identify patterns of practice in the insurance marketplaces and uncover suspected patterns of noncompliance. HHS must share program data reports with the Departments of Labor and Treasury, and State regulators. Program data also can offer CCIIO one indication of the effectiveness of State enforcement, affording opportunities to provide technical assistance and support to State insurance regulators and, in extreme cases, inform the need to trigger federal enforcement. Form Number: CMS– 10333 (OMB Control Number: 0938– 1097); Frequency: Annually, Quarterly; Affected Public: Private Sector: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 459; Total Annual Hours: 9,588. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Lateefa Dawkins at 301–492–4262.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a previously approved collection of information; Title of Information Collection: Cost Sharing Reduction Reconciliation; Use: Under established Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations, qualified health plan (QHP) issuers will receive estimated advance payments of cost-sharing reductions throughout the year. Each issuer will then be subject to a reconciliation process at the end of the benefit year to ensure that each issuer is reimbursed only for cost sharing reductions provided. This revised collection establishes the data elements that a QHP issuer would be required to report to HHS in order to establish the cost-sharing reductions provided on behalf of enrollees for the benefit year. Comments submitted during the 60-day comment period were addressed in a Response to Comments document. Form Number: CMS–10526 (OMB Control Number: 0938–1266); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector (business or other for-profits); Number of Respondents: 295; Total Annual Responses: 4,000,000; Total Annual Hours: 2,470. (For policy E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Notices questions regarding this collection contact Patricia Meisol at 410–786– 1917.) DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: January 14, 2016. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–00994 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: National Medical Support Notice. OMB No.: 0970–0222. Description: The National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) is a two-part document completed by state child support enforcement agencies, employers, and health plan administrators to enforce health care coverage provisions in a child support BILLING CODE 4120–01–P 3147 order. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) developed and maintains Part A of the NMSN, which is sent to an obligor’s employer for completion; the Department of Labor (DOL) developed and maintains Part B of the NMSN, which is provided to health care administrators following completion of Part A. The Administration for Children and Families is resubmitting an unchanged information collection package and requesting an extension to the current OMB approval of NMSN Part A. The NMSN Part A expiration dates will be synchronize with the expiration date of NMSN Part B. Respondents: State child support enforcement agencies, employers, and health plan administrators. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response National Medical Support Notice—Part A—Notice to Withhold for Health Care Coverage ............................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ........................................................... tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 54 ........................ 97,775 ........................ 0.17 ........................ In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington DC 20201. Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–00889 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.676] Announcement of the Award a SingleSource Program Expansion Supplement Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services in San Antonio, TX Office of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of award of a singlesource program expansion supplement grant to BCFS Health and Human Services (BCFS) in San Antonio, TX. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), announces the award of a single-source program expansion supplement grant for $12,860,855 to BCFS Health and Human Services (BCFS) in San Antonio, TX, under the Unaccompanied Children’s (UC) Program to support a program expansion supplement. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 897,574.50 897,574.50 The expansion supplement grant will support the need to increase shelter capacity to accommodate the increasing numbers of UCs being referred by DHS. BCFS has a network of trained, qualified emergency staff able to bring on board and operate emergency beds in short timeframe. BCFS provides residential services to UC in the care and custody of ORR, as well as services to include counseling, case management, and additional support services to the family or to the UC and their sponsor when a UC is released from ORR’s care and custody. Supplemental award funds will support activities from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jallyn Sualog, Director, Division of Children’s Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D Street SW., Washington, DC 20447. Email: DCSProgram@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: While the number of referrals, to the Unaccompanied Children Program in FY 2015, was below the total referrals from FY 2014, ORR has seen a change to recent referral trends. The UC program has seen an increase in the numbers of UC referred for placement since January 2015. FY15 was the first fiscal year, in the history of the UC program, in which there were eight (8) consecutive months of steadily DATES: E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3146-3147]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00994]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifiers: CMS-10333 and CMS-10526]


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

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare and 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 (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 February 19, 2016.

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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Consumer 
Assistance Program Grants; Use: Section 1002 of the Affordable Care Act 
provides for the establishment of consumer assistance (or ombudsman) 
programs, starting in FY 2010. Federal grants will support these 
programs. These programs will assist consumers with filing complaints 
and appeals, assist consumers with enrollment into health coverage, 
collect data on consumer inquiries and complaints to identify problems 
in the marketplace, educate consumers on their rights and 
responsibilities, and with the establishment of the new Exchange 
marketplaces, resolve problems with premium credits for Exchange 
coverage. Importantly, these programs must provide detailed reporting 
on the types of problems and questions consumers may experience with 
health coverage, and how these problems and questions are resolved. In 
order to strengthen oversight, the law requires programs to report data 
to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
``As a condition of receiving a grant under subsection (a), an office 
of health insurance consumer assistance or ombudsman program shall be 
required to collect and report data to the Secretary on the types of 
problems and inquiries encountered by consumers'' (Sec. 2793 (d)). 
Analysis of this data reporting will help identify patterns of practice 
in the insurance marketplaces and uncover suspected patterns of 
noncompliance. HHS must share program data reports with the Departments 
of Labor and Treasury, and State regulators. Program data also can 
offer CCIIO one indication of the effectiveness of State enforcement, 
affording opportunities to provide technical assistance and support to 
State insurance regulators and, in extreme cases, inform the need to 
trigger federal enforcement. Form Number: CMS-10333 (OMB Control 
Number: 0938-1097); Frequency: Annually, Quarterly; Affected Public: 
Private Sector: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of 
Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 459; Total Annual Hours: 
9,588. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Lateefa 
Dawkins at 301-492-4262.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a previously 
approved collection of information; Title of Information Collection: 
Cost Sharing Reduction Reconciliation; Use: Under established 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations, qualified 
health plan (QHP) issuers will receive estimated advance payments of 
cost-sharing reductions throughout the year. Each issuer will then be 
subject to a reconciliation process at the end of the benefit year to 
ensure that each issuer is reimbursed only for cost sharing reductions 
provided. This revised collection establishes the data elements that a 
QHP issuer would be required to report to HHS in order to establish the 
cost-sharing reductions provided on behalf of enrollees for the benefit 
year. Comments submitted during the 60-day comment period were 
addressed in a Response to Comments document. Form Number: CMS-10526 
(OMB Control Number: 0938-1266); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: 
Private Sector (business or other for-profits); Number of Respondents: 
295; Total Annual Responses: 4,000,000; Total Annual Hours: 2,470. (For 
policy

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questions regarding this collection contact Patricia Meisol at 410-786-
1917.)

    Dated: January 14, 2016.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-00994 Filed 1-19-16; 8:45 am]
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