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By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–10049 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10286 and CMS– 10488] 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 require; 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: the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; The accuracy of the estimated burden; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and the use of automated asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 G G ZMC II, L.P.; MSouth Equity Partners II, L.P.; ZMC II, L.P. Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.; Ivan Kaufman; Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by June 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. 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: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10286 Notice of Research Exception Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act CMS–10488 Consumer Experience Survey Data Collection 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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Notice of Research Exception under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Use: Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), a plan or issuer may request (but not require) a genetic test in connection with certain research activities so long as such activities comply with specific requirements, including: (i) The research complies with 45 CFR part 46 or equivalent federal regulations and applicable State or local law or regulations for the protection of human subjects in research; (ii) the request for the participant or beneficiary (or in the case of a minor child, the legal guardian of such beneficiary) is made in writing and clearly indicates that compliance with the request is voluntary and that non-compliance will have no effect on E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices eligibility for benefits or premium or contribution amounts; and (iii) no genetic information collected or acquired will be used for underwriting purposes. The Secretary of Labor or the Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to be notified if a group health plan or health insurance issuer intends to claim the research exception permitted under Title I of GINA. Nonfederal governmental group health plans and issuers solely in the individual health insurance market or Medigap market will be required to file with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Notice of Research Exception under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is a model notice that can be completed by group health plans and health insurance issuers and filed with either the Department of Labor or CMS to comply with the notification requirement. Form Number: CMS–10286 (OMB Control Number 0938–1077); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 2; Total Annual Responses: 2; Total Annual Hours: 0.5. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Russell Tipps at 301– 492–4371). 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Consumer Experience Survey Data Collection; Use: Section 1311(c)(4) of the Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop an enrollee satisfaction survey system that assesses consumer experience with qualified health plans (QHPs) offered through an Exchange. It also requires public display of enrollee satisfaction information by the Exchange to allow individuals to easily compare enrollee satisfaction levels between comparable plans. HHS established the QHP Enrollee Experience Survey (QHP Enrollee Survey) to assess consumer experience with the QHPs offered through the Marketplaces. The survey include topics to assess consumer experience with the health care system such as communication skills of providers and ease of access to health care services. CMS developed the survey using the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) principles (http://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/ about.htm) and established an application and approval process for survey vendors who want to participate in collecting QHP enrollee experience data. The QHP Enrollee Survey, which is based on the CAHPS® Health Plan VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Survey, will (1) help consumers choose among competing health plans, (2) provide actionable information that the QHPs can use to improve performance, (3) provide information that regulatory and accreditation organizations can use to regulate and accredit plans, and (4) provide a longitudinal database for consumer research. CMS completed two rounds of developmental testing including 2014 psychometric testing and 2015 beta testing of the QHP Enrollee Survey. The psychometric testing helped determine psychometric properties and provided an initial measure of performance for Marketplaces and QHPs to use for quality improvement. Based on psychometric test results, CMS further refined the questionnaire and sampling design to conduct the 2015 beta test of the QHP Enrollee Survey. CMS obtained clearance for the national implementation of the QHP Enrollee Survey which is currently being conducted in 2016. At this time, CMS is requesting approval of adding six disability status items required by section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act and that were tested during the 2014 psychometric testing of the QHP Enrollee Survey. With the addition of these six questions, the revised total estimated annual burden hours of national implementation of the QHP Enrollee Survey is 37,823 hours with 120,000 responses. The revised total annualized burden over three years for this requested information collection is 113,469 hours and the total average annualized number of responses is 315,045 responses. Form Number: CMS–10488 (OMB Control Number: 0938–1221); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Public sector (Individuals and Households), Private sector (Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 120,000; Total Annual Responses: 120,000; Total Annual Hours: 37,823. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Nidhi Singh Shah at 301–492–5110.) Dated: April 26, 2016. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–10083 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25673 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–10406, CMS– 10572 and CMS–P–0015A] 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 May 31, 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-10083]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10286 and CMS-10488]


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 require; 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: the 
necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the 
proper performance of the agency's functions; The accuracy of the 
estimated burden; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the 
information collection burden.

DATES: Comments must be received by June 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or 
OMB control number. 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-10286 Notice of Research Exception Under the Genetic Information 
Nondiscrimination Act

CMS-10488 Consumer Experience Survey Data Collection

    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.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Notice of 
Research Exception under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; 
Use: Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 
(GINA), a plan or issuer may request (but not require) a genetic test 
in connection with certain research activities so long as such 
activities comply with specific requirements, including: (i) The 
research complies with 45 CFR part 46 or equivalent federal regulations 
and applicable State or local law or regulations for the protection of 
human subjects in research; (ii) the request for the participant or 
beneficiary (or in the case of a minor child, the legal guardian of 
such beneficiary) is made in writing and clearly indicates that 
compliance with the request is voluntary and that non-compliance will 
have no effect on

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eligibility for benefits or premium or contribution amounts; and (iii) 
no genetic information collected or acquired will be used for 
underwriting purposes. The Secretary of Labor or the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services is required to be notified if a group health 
plan or health insurance issuer intends to claim the research exception 
permitted under Title I of GINA. Nonfederal governmental group health 
plans and issuers solely in the individual health insurance market or 
Medigap market will be required to file with the Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS). The Notice of Research Exception under the 
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is a model notice that can be 
completed by group health plans and health insurance issuers and filed 
with either the Department of Labor or CMS to comply with the 
notification requirement. Form Number: CMS-10286 (OMB Control Number 
0938-1077); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or 
Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 2; Total Annual Responses: 
2; Total Annual Hours: 0.5. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Russell Tipps at 301-492-4371).
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Consumer 
Experience Survey Data Collection; Use: Section 1311(c)(4) of the 
Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) to develop an enrollee satisfaction survey system that 
assesses consumer experience with qualified health plans (QHPs) offered 
through an Exchange. It also requires public display of enrollee 
satisfaction information by the Exchange to allow individuals to easily 
compare enrollee satisfaction levels between comparable plans. HHS 
established the QHP Enrollee Experience Survey (QHP Enrollee Survey) to 
assess consumer experience with the QHPs offered through the 
Marketplaces. The survey include topics to assess consumer experience 
with the health care system such as communication skills of providers 
and ease of access to health care services. CMS developed the survey 
using the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems 
(CAHPS[supreg]) principles (http://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/about.htm) and 
established an application and approval process for survey vendors who 
want to participate in collecting QHP enrollee experience data.
    The QHP Enrollee Survey, which is based on the CAHPS[supreg] Health 
Plan Survey, will (1) help consumers choose among competing health 
plans, (2) provide actionable information that the QHPs can use to 
improve performance, (3) provide information that regulatory and 
accreditation organizations can use to regulate and accredit plans, and 
(4) provide a longitudinal database for consumer research. CMS 
completed two rounds of developmental testing including 2014 
psychometric testing and 2015 beta testing of the QHP Enrollee Survey. 
The psychometric testing helped determine psychometric properties and 
provided an initial measure of performance for Marketplaces and QHPs to 
use for quality improvement. Based on psychometric test results, CMS 
further refined the questionnaire and sampling design to conduct the 
2015 beta test of the QHP Enrollee Survey. CMS obtained clearance for 
the national implementation of the QHP Enrollee Survey which is 
currently being conducted in 2016.
    At this time, CMS is requesting approval of adding six disability 
status items required by section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act and 
that were tested during the 2014 psychometric testing of the QHP 
Enrollee Survey. With the addition of these six questions, the revised 
total estimated annual burden hours of national implementation of the 
QHP Enrollee Survey is 37,823 hours with 120,000 responses. The revised 
total annualized burden over three years for this requested information 
collection is 113,469 hours and the total average annualized number of 
responses is 315,045 responses. Form Number: CMS-10488 (OMB Control 
Number: 0938-1221); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Public sector 
(Individuals and Households), Private sector (Business or other for-
profits and Not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 
120,000; Total Annual Responses: 120,000; Total Annual Hours: 37,823. 
(For policy questions regarding this collection contact Nidhi Singh 
Shah at 301-492-5110.)

    Dated: April 26, 2016.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
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