Privacy Act of 1974, CMS Computer Match No. 2016-14, HHS Computer Match No. 1608, 70116-70117 [2016-24387]

Download as PDF 70116 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCH The CMP will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of the matching program is sent to OMB, 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. 2016–24388 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Privacy Act of 1974, CMS Computer Match No. 2016–14, HHS Computer Match No. 1608 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program (CMP). AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice announces the establishment of a CMP that CMS plans to conduct with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). DATES: Effective 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), 30 days after a copy of the matching agreement is transmitted to Congress, or 30 days after the report of the matching program is published in the Federal Register, whichever is later. For Information Contact: 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 Nl–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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 computer matching programs (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. 2016–14 HHS Computer Match No.1608 Name ‘‘Computer Matching Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of Personnel Management For The Verification of Eligibility For Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through an Office of Personnel Management Health Benefits Plan.’’ Security Classification Unclassified. Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sections 1411 and 1413 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 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) (Public Lawl00–503), 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 applicable State health subsidy programs using the Enterprise Human Resources Integration Data Warehouse (EHRIDW) Status File provided to CMS by OPM 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 OPM will provide records, information, or data to CMS for verifying eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage through an OPM Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan. The data will be used by CMS in its capacity as a Federallyfacilitated Exchange, and agencies administering applicable State health subsidy programs that will receive the results of verifications using OPM data obtained through the CMS Data Services Hub. Data will be matched for the purpose of verifying an Applicant or Enrollee’s eligibility for OPM Federal Employees 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 Participating Agencies Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). PO 00000 Authority for Conducting Matching Program The CMP will be conducted with data maintained by CMS in the Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) Program, CMS System No. 09–70–0560, as amended. The system is described in E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices System of Records Notice (SORN) published at 78 Federal Register (FR) 63211 (Oct. 23, 2013). The OPM System of Records for this matching program is titled ‘‘General Personnel Records’’ (OPM/GOVT–1), published at 77 Federal Register, 73694 (December 11, 2012). OPM will submit to CMS a monthly Status File that is a full refresh of all Federal employee health care insurance information. OPM also will submit to CMS, on an annual basis, a Premium Spread Index File that provides information identifying the lowest self-only premium for an OPM FEHB plan available to a Federal employee in each State as well as national OPM FEHB plans. Inclusive Dates of the Match The CMP will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the report of 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. 2016–24387 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–138 and 10088] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. Comments must be received by December 12, 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 llRoom 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. DATES: 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–R–138 Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board Procedures and Criteria PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70117 CMS–10088 Notification of FIs and CMS of co-located Medicare providers 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: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board Procedures and Criteria; Use: During the first few years of IPPS, hospitals were paid strictly based on their physical geographic location concerning the wage index (Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)) and the standardized amount (rural, other urban, or large urban). However, a growing number of hospitals became concerned that their payment rates were not providing accurate compensation. The hospitals argued that they were not competing with the hospitals in their own geographic area, but instead that they were competing with hospitals in neighboring geographic areas. At that point, Congress enacted Section 1886(d)(10) of the Act which enabled hospitals to apply to be considered part of neighboring geographic areas for payment purposes based on certain criteria. The application and decision process is administered by the MGCRB which is not a part of CMS so that CMS could not be accused of any untoward action. However, CMS needs to remain apprised of any potential payment changes. Hospitals are required to provide CMS with copy of any applications that they made to the MGCRB. CMS also developed the guidelines for the MGCRB that were the interim final issue of the Federal Register, and must ensure that the MGCRB properly applied the guidelines. This check and balance process also contributes to limiting the E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Privacy Act of 1974, CMS Computer Match No. 2016-14, HHS Computer 
Match No. 1608

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

ACTION: Notice of Computer Matching Program (CMP).

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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 CMP that 
CMS plans to conduct with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

DATES: Effective 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), 30 days after a copy of the matching agreement is 
transmitted to Congress, or 30 days after the report of the matching 
program is published in the Federal Register, whichever is later.
    For Information Contact: 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 Nl-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, E-Mail: 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 computer matching 
programs (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. 2016-14

HHS Computer Match No.1608

Name

    ``Computer Matching Agreement between the Department of Health and 
Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office 
of Personnel Management For The Verification of Eligibility For Minimum 
Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
Through an Office of Personnel Management Health Benefits Plan.''

Security Classification

    Unclassified.

Participating Agencies

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare 
& Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of Personnel Management 
(OPM).

Authority for Conducting Matching Program

    Sections 1411 and 1413 of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the Health Care 
and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 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) 
(Public Lawl00-503), 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 applicable State health subsidy programs using 
the Enterprise Human Resources Integration Data Warehouse (EHRIDW) 
Status File provided to CMS by OPM 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 OPM will 
provide records, information, or data to CMS for verifying eligibility 
for Minimum Essential Coverage through an OPM Federal Employees Health 
Benefits Plan. The data will be used by CMS in its capacity as a 
Federally-facilitated Exchange, and agencies administering applicable 
State health subsidy programs that will receive the results of 
verifications using OPM data obtained through the CMS Data Services 
Hub.
    Data will be matched for the purpose of verifying an Applicant or 
Enrollee's eligibility for OPM Federal Employees 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 CMP will be conducted with data maintained by CMS in the Health 
Insurance Exchanges (HIX) Program, CMS System No. 09-70-0560, as 
amended. The system is described in

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System of Records Notice (SORN) published at 78 Federal Register (FR) 
63211 (Oct. 23, 2013).
    The OPM System of Records for this matching program is titled 
``General Personnel Records'' (OPM/GOVT-1), published at 77 Federal 
Register, 73694 (December 11, 2012). OPM will submit to CMS a monthly 
Status File that is a full refresh of all Federal employee health care 
insurance information. OPM also will submit to CMS, on an annual basis, 
a Premium Spread Index File that provides information identifying the 
lowest self-only premium for an OPM FEHB plan available to a Federal 
employee in each State as well as national OPM FEHB plans.

Inclusive Dates of the Match

    The CMP will become effective no sooner than 40 days after the 
report of 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. 2016-24387 Filed 10-7-16; 8:45 am]
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