Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2016-15; HHS Computer Match No. 1609, 68419-68420 [2016-23866]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 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. 2016–23925 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2016–15; HHS Computer Match No. 1609 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice announces the establishment of a Computer Matching Program that CMS plans to conduct with the Peace Corps (PC). DATES: Comments are invited on all portions of this notice. Public comments are due within 30 days after publication. The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of the matching program is sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress, or 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, whichever is later. ADDRESSES: The public should send comments to: CMS Privacy Act Officer, Division of Security, Privacy Policy & Governance, Information Security & Privacy Group, Office of Enterprise Information, CMS, Room N l–24–08, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Comments received will be available for review at this location, by appointment, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Eastern Time zone. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Murtagh, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Phone: (301) 492–4106, Email: lindsey.murtagh@cms.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, state, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in a CMP to: 1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agencies participating in the matching programs; 2. Obtain the Data Integrity Board approval of the match agreements; 3. Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; 4. Notify applicants and beneficiaries that the records are subject to matching; and, 5. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying an individual’s benefits or payments. This matching program meets the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Walter Stone, CMS Privacy Act Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS Computer Match No. 2016–15 HHS Computer Match No.1609 NAME: Computer Matching Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Peace Corps for the ‘‘Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a Peace Corps Health Benefits Plan.’’ SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Peace Corps (PC). AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING MATCHING PROGRAM: Sections 1411 and 1413 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 152) (collectively, the ACA) require the Secretary of HHS to establish a program for applying for and determining eligibility for advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68419 reductions and authorize use of secure, electronic interfaces and an on-line system for the verification of eligibility. The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA) (Pub. L. 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and requires the parties participating in a matching program to execute a written agreement specifying the terms and conditions under which the matching will be conducted. CMS has determined that status verification checks to be conducted through the CMS Data Services Hub (Hub) by agencies administering insurance affordability programs using data provided in bulk by PC through a security transfer data protocol to CMS constitute a ‘‘computer matching program’’ as defined in the CMPPA. PURPOSE(S) OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The purpose of the Computer Matching Agreement is to establish the terms, conditions, safeguards, and procedures under which the Peace Corps will provide records, information, or data to CMS for verifying eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage through a Peace Corps Health Benefits Plan. The data will be used by CMS in its capacity as a Federally-facilitated Exchange, and agencies administering insurance affordability programs that will receive the results of verifications using PC data obtained through the CMS Data Services Hub. Data will be matched for the purpose of verifying an Applicant or Enrollee’s eligibility for PC Health Benefit Plans that constitute minimum essential coverage as defined in § 5000A(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 5000A, as amended by § 1501 of the ACA. DESCRIPTION OF RECORDS TO BE USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM: The Peace Corps maintains the following SORN to support this data matching program: ‘‘Peace Corps Manual Section 897, Attachment B, PC– 17 Volunteer Applicant and Service Records System.’’ Routine Use (i) is used ‘‘to verify active or former Volunteer service’’—supports disclosure to CMS. CMS maintains the following SORN to support this data to support this data matching program: ‘‘Health Insurance Exchanges Program (HIX)’’, CMS System No. 09–70–0560, originally published at 78 Fed. Reg. 8538 (Feb. 6, 2013), and last amended at 78 Federal Register, 63211 (October 23, 2013). INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCH: The CMP will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 68420 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices the matching program is sent to 0MB, 30 days after a copy of the matching agreement is transmitted to Congress, or 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, whichever is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met. [FR Doc. 2016–23866 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA NUMBER: 93.658] Announcement of a Single-Source Supplement Grant to the National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes AGENCY: Children’s Bureau, ACYF, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Children Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau announces the award of a single-source supplement grant in the amount of $547,000 to the National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT), operated by the University of Denver (Colorado Seminary). The primary goal of this grant is to provide capacity-building services to title IV–E and IV–B American Indian and Alaska Native Nations (AI/AN), and to promote intergovernmental collaboration between tribes and state child welfare agencies in system improvement work. DATES: Supplemental funding will support activities and costs from September 30, 2016, through September 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Roshanda Shoulders, Children’s Bureau, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC SUMMARY: 20024. Telephone: 202–401–5323; email: roshanda.shoulders@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplemental funds would be used to enhance the development and delivery of high-quality products and services designed to build the capacities of child welfare systems to improve outcomes for AI/AN children, youth, and families and their communities. These enhanced services will build on CBCT’s existing engagement and partnerships with state and tribal child welfare agencies to further address the needs of, and reduce disparities for, native children and families (e.g., rates of removal and placement in out-of-home care, access to effective and culturally appropriate services, well-being outcomes), and improve overall child welfare services delivery and outcomes for AI/AN children youth and families. The supplemental funding will afford CBCT the opportunity to provide expanded universal and tailored technical assistance to tribes across the nation and allow for expanded and enhanced collaboration and coordination with the other capacity building providers. The programmatic components targeted under this supplement will be for CBCT expansion activities to better meet the national need for universal and tailored services to tribal child welfare agencies. Over 180 tribes are eligible to receive capacity-building services through CBCT based on their management of title IV–B and tribal title IV–E funded programs. There has been a concerted outreach effort to encourage a maximum number of tribes to access services through CBCT. Statutory Authority: Section 426(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 626(a)(1)(A)). Mary M. Wayland, Senior Grants Policy Specialist, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Administration. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Updating the Immigration Judge with information about the unaccompanied minor’s case and reunification with a sponsor. Title: Unaccompanied Children Case Summary Form. OMB No.: New. Description: Following the passage of the 2002 Homeland Security Act (Pub. L. 107–296), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), is charged with the care and placement of unaccompanied children in Federal custody. Unaccompanied children attend immigration court hearings while in ORR care if the length of stay is more than sixty days. The form in question was created with input from immigration judges at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The proposed information collection requests information to be utilized by EOIR for determining the best course of action to take in the UC’s case in immigration court. The proposed instrument is the Unaccompanied Children Case Summary Form. Respondents: Case Managers who are employees of social service agencies receiving grants from ORR to vet potential sponsors and to help advance the UC’s case by providing updates to the Immigration Judge hearing the UC’s case requesting legal relief from deportation. [FR Doc. 2016–23909 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours UAC Case Summary ....................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Instrument 100 10 .10 100 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2016-15; HHS Computer 
Match No. 1609

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended, this notice announces the establishment of a Computer 
Matching Program that CMS plans to conduct with the Peace Corps (PC).

DATES: Comments are invited on all portions of this notice. Public 
comments are due within 30 days after publication. The matching program 
will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of the 
matching program is sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
and Congress, or 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, 
whichever is later.

ADDRESSES: The public should send comments to: CMS Privacy Act Officer, 
Division of Security, Privacy Policy & Governance, Information Security 
& Privacy Group, Office of Enterprise Information, CMS, Room N l-24-08, 
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850. Comments 
received will be available for review at this location, by appointment, 
during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-
3:00 p.m., Eastern Time zone.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Murtagh, Center for Consumer 
Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services, Phone: (301) 492-4106, Email: lindsey.murtagh@cms.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection 
Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 
U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching 
involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain 
protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal 
benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 
(Pub. L. 101-508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections 
for such individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of 
computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of 
records are matched with other Federal, state, or local government 
records. It requires Federal agencies involved in a CMP to:
    1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    2. Obtain the Data Integrity Board approval of the match 
agreements;
    3. Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and 
OMB;
    4. Notify applicants and beneficiaries that the records are subject 
to matching; and,
    5. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying an individual's benefits or payments.
    This matching program meets the requirements of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended.

Walter Stone,
CMS Privacy Act Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
CMS Computer Match No. 2016-15
HHS Computer Match No.1609

NAME:
    Computer Matching Agreement between the Department of Health and 
Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Peace 
Corps for the ``Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential 
Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a 
Peace Corps Health Benefits Plan.''

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:
    Unclassified

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES:
    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare 
& Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Peace Corps (PC).

AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING MATCHING PROGRAM:
    Sections 1411 and 1413 of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148), as amended by the Health Care and 
Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-152) (collectively, 
the ACA) require the Secretary of HHS to establish a program for 
applying for and determining eligibility for advance payments of the 
premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions and authorize use of 
secure, electronic interfaces and an on-line system for the 
verification of eligibility.
    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA) 
(Pub. L. 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and requires 
the parties participating in a matching program to execute a written 
agreement specifying the terms and conditions under which the matching 
will be conducted. CMS has determined that status verification checks 
to be conducted through the CMS Data Services Hub (Hub) by agencies 
administering insurance affordability programs using data provided in 
bulk by PC through a security transfer data protocol to CMS constitute 
a ``computer matching program'' as defined in the CMPPA.

PURPOSE(S) OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    The purpose of the Computer Matching Agreement is to establish the 
terms, conditions, safeguards, and procedures under which the Peace 
Corps will provide records, information, or data to CMS for verifying 
eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage through a Peace Corps Health 
Benefits Plan. The data will be used by CMS in its capacity as a 
Federally-facilitated Exchange, and agencies administering insurance 
affordability programs that will receive the results of verifications 
using PC data obtained through the CMS Data Services Hub.
    Data will be matched for the purpose of verifying an Applicant or 
Enrollee's eligibility for PC Health Benefit Plans that constitute 
minimum essential coverage as defined in Sec.  5000A(f) of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 5000A, as amended by Sec.  1501 of the 
ACA.

DESCRIPTION OF RECORDS TO BE USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    The Peace Corps maintains the following SORN to support this data 
matching program: ``Peace Corps Manual Section 897, Attachment B, PC-17 
Volunteer Applicant and Service Records System.'' Routine Use (i) is 
used ``to verify active or former Volunteer service''--supports 
disclosure to CMS.
    CMS maintains the following SORN to support this data to support 
this data matching program: ``Health Insurance Exchanges Program 
(HIX)'', CMS System No. 09-70-0560, originally published at 78 Fed. 
Reg. 8538 (Feb. 6, 2013), and last amended at 78 Federal Register, 
63211 (October 23, 2013).

INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCH:
    The CMP will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the 
report of

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the matching program is sent to 0MB, 30 days after a copy of the 
matching agreement is transmitted to Congress, or 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register, whichever is later. The matching 
program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and may be 
extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions 
are met.

[FR Doc. 2016-23866 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]
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