Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 57916-57917 [2016-20216]

Download as PDF 57916 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 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. 2016–20259 Filed 8–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10455 and CMS– R–290] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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 September 23, 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Aug 23, 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: Report of a Hospital Death Associated with Restraint or Seclusion; Use: Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, was signed on January 18, 2011. The order recognized the importance of a streamlined, effective, and efficient regulatory framework designed to promote economic growth, innovation, job creation, and competitiveness. Each agency was directed to establish an ongoing plan to reduce or eliminate burdensome, obsolete, or unnecessary regulations to create a more efficient and flexible structure. The regulation that was published on May, 16, 2012 (77 FR 29034) included a reduction in the reporting requirement SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 related to hospital deaths associated with the use of restraint or seclusion, § 482.13(g). Hospitals are no longer required to report to CMS those deaths where there was no use of seclusion and the only restraint was 2-point soft wrist restraints. It is estimated that this will reduce the volume of reports that must be submitted by 90 percent for hospitals. In addition, the final rule replaced the previous requirement for reporting via telephone to CMS, which proved to be cumbersome for both CMS and hospitals, with a requirement that allows submission of reports via telephone, facsimile or electronically, as determined by CMS. Finally, the amount of information that CMS needs for each death report in order for CMS to determine whether further on-site investigation is needed has been reduced. The Child Health Act (CHA) of 2000 established in Title V, Part H, Section 591 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) minimum requirements concerning the use of restraints and seclusion in facilities that receive support with funds appropriated to any Federal department or agency. In addition, the CHA enacted Section 592 of the PHSA, which establishes minimum mandatory reporting requirements for deaths in such facilities associated with use of restraint or seclusion. Provisions implementing this statutory reporting requirement for hospitals participating in Medicare are found at 42 CFR 482.13(g), as revised in the final rule that published on May 16, 2012 (77 FR 29034). Form Number: CMS–10455 (OMB control number: 0938–1210); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector; Number of Respondents: 6,225; Number of Responses: 6,225; Total Annual Hours: 2,054. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Karina Meushaw at 410–786–1000.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title: Medicare Program: Procedures for Making National Coverage Decisions; Use: We revised our April 27, 1999 (64 FR 22619) notice and published a new notice on September 26, 2003 (68 FR 55634) that described the process we use to make Medicare coverage decisions including decisions regarding whether new technology and services can be covered. We have made changes to our internal procedures in response to the comments we received following publication of the 1999 notice and experience under our new process. Over the past several years, we received numerous suggestions to further revise our process to continue to make it more E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 24, 2016 / Notices open, responsive, and understandable to the public. We share the goal of increasing public participation in the development of Medicare coverage issues. This will assist us in obtaining the information we require to make a national coverage determination in a timely manner and ensuring that the Medicare program continues to meet the needs of its beneficiaries. Form Number: CMS–R–290 (OMB control number: 0938–0776); Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 200; Total Annual Responses: 200; Total Annual Hours: 8,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Katherine Tillman at 410–786–9252.) Dated: August 18, 2016. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–20216 Filed 8–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–7042–N] Health Insurance MarketplaceSM; and the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), September 21, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces the new meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of Health Insurance MarketplaceSM and the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs consumer education strategies. This meeting is open to the public. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern daylight time (e.d.t.). Deadline for Meeting Registration, Presentations, Special Accommodations DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Aug 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 and Comments: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m., e.d.t. ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 425A, Conference Room, Washington, DC 20201. Presentations and Written Comments: Presentations and written comments should be submitted to: Abigail Huffman, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Division of Forum and Conference Development, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mailstop S1–05–06, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850 or via email at Abigail.Huffman1@cms.hhs.gov. Registration: The meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the space available. Persons wishing to attend this meeting must register at the Web site https://www.regonline.com/ apoesept2016meeting or by contacting the DFO as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation or other special accommodations should contact the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail Huffman, Designated Federal Official, Office of Communications, CMS, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop S1–05–06, Baltimore, MD 21244, 410–786–0897, email Abigail.Huffman1@cms.hhs.gov. Additional information about the APOE is available on the Internet at: http:// www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Guidance/FACA/APOE.html. Press inquiries are handled through the CMS Press Office at (202) 690–6145. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education (APOE) (the Panel) is governed by the provisions of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. The Panel is authorized by section 1114(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1314(f)) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a). The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Secretary) signed the charter establishing the Citizen’s Advisory PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57917 Panel on Medicare Education 1 (the predecessor to the APOE) on January 21, 1999 (64 FR 7899, February 17, 1999) to advise and make recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the effective implementation of national Medicare education programs, including with respect to the Medicare+Choice (M+C) program added by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105–33). The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) (Pub. L. 108–173) expanded the existing health plan options and benefits available under the M+C program and renamed it the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. We have had substantial responsibilities to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries about the range of health plan options available and better tools to evaluate these options. The successful MA program implementation required CMS to consider the views and policy input from a variety of private sector constituents and to develop a broad range of public-private partnerships. In addition, Title I of the MMA authorized the Secretary and the Administrator of CMS (by delegation) to establish the Medicare prescription drug benefit. The drug benefit allows beneficiaries to obtain qualified prescription drug coverage. In order to effectively administer the MA program and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, we have substantial responsibilities to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries about the range of health plan options and benefits available, and to develop better tools to evaluate these plans and benefits. The Affordable Care Act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111–148, and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111–152) expanded the availability of other options for health care coverage and enacted a number of changes to Medicare as well as to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Qualified individuals and qualified employers are now able to purchase private health insurance coverage through competitive marketplaces, called Affordable Insurance Exchanges (we also call an Exchange a Health 1 We note that the Citizen’s Advisory Panel on Medicare Education is also referred to as the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (65 FR 4617). The name was updated in the Second Amended Charter approved on July 24, 2000. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 164 (Wednesday, August 24, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-20216]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10455 and CMS-R-290]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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 (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 September 23, 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: Report of a 
Hospital Death Associated with Restraint or Seclusion; Use: Executive 
Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, was signed on 
January 18, 2011. The order recognized the importance of a streamlined, 
effective, and efficient regulatory framework designed to promote 
economic growth, innovation, job creation, and competitiveness. Each 
agency was directed to establish an ongoing plan to reduce or eliminate 
burdensome, obsolete, or unnecessary regulations to create a more 
efficient and flexible structure.
    The regulation that was published on May, 16, 2012 (77 FR 29034) 
included a reduction in the reporting requirement related to hospital 
deaths associated with the use of restraint or seclusion, Sec.  
482.13(g). Hospitals are no longer required to report to CMS those 
deaths where there was no use of seclusion and the only restraint was 
2-point soft wrist restraints. It is estimated that this will reduce 
the volume of reports that must be submitted by 90 percent for 
hospitals. In addition, the final rule replaced the previous 
requirement for reporting via telephone to CMS, which proved to be 
cumbersome for both CMS and hospitals, with a requirement that allows 
submission of reports via telephone, facsimile or electronically, as 
determined by CMS. Finally, the amount of information that CMS needs 
for each death report in order for CMS to determine whether further on-
site investigation is needed has been reduced.
    The Child Health Act (CHA) of 2000 established in Title V, Part H, 
Section 591 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) minimum 
requirements concerning the use of restraints and seclusion in 
facilities that receive support with funds appropriated to any Federal 
department or agency. In addition, the CHA enacted Section 592 of the 
PHSA, which establishes minimum mandatory reporting requirements for 
deaths in such facilities associated with use of restraint or 
seclusion. Provisions implementing this statutory reporting requirement 
for hospitals participating in Medicare are found at 42 CFR 482.13(g), 
as revised in the final rule that published on May 16, 2012 (77 FR 
29034). Form Number: CMS-10455 (OMB control number: 0938-1210); 
Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector; Number of 
Respondents: 6,225; Number of Responses: 6,225; Total Annual Hours: 
2,054. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Karina 
Meushaw at 410-786-1000.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title: Medicare Program: Procedures for Making 
National Coverage Decisions; Use: We revised our April 27, 1999 (64 FR 
22619) notice and published a new notice on September 26, 2003 (68 FR 
55634) that described the process we use to make Medicare coverage 
decisions including decisions regarding whether new technology and 
services can be covered. We have made changes to our internal 
procedures in response to the comments we received following 
publication of the 1999 notice and experience under our new process. 
Over the past several years, we received numerous suggestions to 
further revise our process to continue to make it more

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open, responsive, and understandable to the public. We share the goal 
of increasing public participation in the development of Medicare 
coverage issues. This will assist us in obtaining the information we 
require to make a national coverage determination in a timely manner 
and ensuring that the Medicare program continues to meet the needs of 
its beneficiaries. Form Number: CMS-R-290 (OMB control number: 0938-
0776); Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or 
other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 200; Total Annual Responses: 
200; Total Annual Hours: 8,000. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Katherine Tillman at 410-786-9252.)

    Dated: August 18, 2016.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-20216 Filed 8-23-16; 8:45 am]
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