Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 54755-54756 [2018-23780]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Aimee Treffiletti, Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F–58, Atlanta, Georgia 30341; phone: 954–356–6650 or 770–488–3141; email: vsp@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to present VSP’s clarifications to the 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines and the proposed fee schedule for fiscal year 2020. The 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines went into effect on June 1, 2018. 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[FR Doc. 2018–23715 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of a new matching program. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notice of a new matching program between CMS and the Department of Defense (DoD), ‘‘Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a Department of Defense Health Benefits Plan.’’ DATES: The deadline for comments on this notice is November 30, 2018. The re-established matching program will commence not sooner than 30 days after publication of this notice, provided no comments are received that warrant a change to this notice. The matching program will be conducted for an initial term of 18 months (from approximately December 2018 to June 2020) and within 3 months of expiration may be renewed for one additional year if the parties make no change to the matching program and certify that the program has been conducted in compliance with the matching agreement. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this notice, by mail or email, to the CMS Privacy Officer, Division of Security, Privacy Policy & Governance, Information Security & Privacy Group, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Location: N1–14–56, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21244–1850, Walter.Stone@cms.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the matching program, you may contact Jack Lavelle, Senior Advisor, Marketplace Eligibility and Enrollment Group, Centers for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS, at (410) 786–0639, or by email at Jack.Lavelle1@cms.hhs.gov, or by mail at 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) provides certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer matching by federal agencies when records in a system of records (meaning, federal agency records about individuals retrieved by name or other personal identifier) are matched with records of other federal or non-federal agencies. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in a matching program to: 1. Enter into a written agreement, which must be prepared in accordance with the Privacy Act, approved by the Data Integrity Board of each source and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54755 recipient federal agency, provided to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and made available to the public, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (u)(3)(A), and (u)(4). 2. Notify the individuals whose information will be used in the matching program that the information they provide is subject to verification through matching, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(1)(D). 3. Verify match findings before suspending, terminating, reducing, or making a final denial of an individual’s benefits or payments or taking other adverse action against the individual, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(p). 4. Report the matching program to Congress and the OMB, in advance and annually, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o) (2)(A)(i), (r), and (u)(3)(D). 5. Publish advance notice of the matching program in the Federal Register as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12). This matching program meets these requirements. Barbara Demopulos, CMS Privacy Advisor, Division of Security, Privacy Policy and Governance Information Security and Privacy Group, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Participating Agencies Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the recipient agency, and the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is the source agency. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The matching program is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 18001, et seq. Purpose(s) The purpose of the matching program is to provide CMS with DoD data verifying individuals’ eligibility for coverage under a DoD health benefits plan (i.e., TRICARE), when requested by CMS and state-based administering entities (AE) for the purpose of determining the individuals’ eligibility for insurance affordability programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CMS and the requesting AE will use the DoD data to determine whether an enrollee in private health coverage under a qualified health plan through a federally-facilitated or state-based health insurance exchange is eligible for coverage under TRICARE, and the dates the individual was eligible for TRICARE coverage. DoD health benefit plans provide minimum essential coverage (MEC), and eligibility for such plans E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 54756 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices usually precludes eligibility for financial assistance in paying for private coverage. CMS and AE will use the DoD data to authenticate identity, determine eligibility for financial assistance (including an advance tax credit and cost-sharing reduction, which are types of insurance affordability programs), and determine the amount of the financial assistance. Categories of Individuals The categories of individuals whose information is involved in the matching program are active duty service members and their family members and retirees and their family members whose TRICARE eligibility records at DoD match data provided to DoD by CMS (submitted by AEs) about individual consumers who are applying for or are enrolled in private health insurance coverage under a qualified health plan through a federallyfacilitated or state-based health insurance exchange. Categories of Records The categories of records used in the matching program are identity records and minimum essential coverage period records. The data elements are as follows: A. From CMS to DoD For each applicant or enrollee seeking an eligibility determination, CMS will submit a request file to DoD that may contain, but is not limited to, the following specified data elements in a fixed record format: Transaction ID, social security number (SSN), first name, middle name, surname, date of birth, gender, requested qualified health plan (QHP) coverage effective date, requested QHP coverage end date. B. From DoD to CMS amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 For each applicant or enrollee seeking an eligibility determination, DoD will provide CMS with data indicating whether or not the individual is eligible for MEC through TRICARE during the applicable QHP coverage period. The data may contain, but is not limited to, the following specified data elements in a fixed record format: Insurance end date, person SSN identification, response code, response code text. System(s) of Records The records used in this matching program are disclosed from the following systems of records, as authorized by routine uses published in the System of Records Notices (SORNs) cited below: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 A. CMS System of Records b MCMS Health Insurance Exchanges System (HIX), CMS System No. 09–70–0560, last published in full at 78 FR 63211 (Oct. 23, 2013), as amended at 83 FR 6591 (Feb. 14, 2018). B. DoD Systems of Records b SDMDC 02 DoD, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting Systems (DEERS), 80 FR 68304 (Nov. 4, 2015), as amended at 81 FR 49210 (July 27, 2016). modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency’s website at https:// www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/ default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. [FR Doc. 2018–23780 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [[Docket No. FDA–2018–N–3844] Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on research being conducted at the NCTR. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 4, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and on December 5, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Heifer Village, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/ AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ ucm408555.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Mendrick, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 2208, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–8892; or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800–741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda: On December 4, 2018, the SAB Chairperson will welcome the participants, and the NCTR Director will provide a center-wide update on scientific initiatives and accomplishments during the past year. The SAB will be presented with an overview of the SAB Subcommittee Site Visit report and a response to this review. There will be updates from the NCTR research divisions and a public comment session. On December 5, 2018, there will be a statement given by the FDA Chief Scientist. The Center for Biologics and Evaluation and Research, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and the Center for Tobacco Products will each briefly discuss their center-specific research strategic needs and potential areas of collaboration. Following an open discussion of all the information presented, the open session of the meeting will close so the SAB members can discuss personnel issues at NCTR at the end of each day. FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its website prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s website after the meeting. Background material is available at https://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/ default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link. Procedure: On December 4, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and December 5, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the meeting is open to the public. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

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

ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notice of a new matching program 
between CMS and the Department of Defense (DoD), ``Verification of 
Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act Through a Department of Defense Health Benefits 
Plan.''

DATES: The deadline for comments on this notice is November 30, 2018. 
The re-established matching program will commence not sooner than 30 
days after publication of this notice, provided no comments are 
received that warrant a change to this notice. The matching program 
will be conducted for an initial term of 18 months (from approximately 
December 2018 to June 2020) and within 3 months of expiration may be 
renewed for one additional year if the parties make no change to the 
matching program and certify that the program has been conducted in 
compliance with the matching agreement.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this 
notice, by mail or email, to the CMS Privacy Officer, Division of 
Security, Privacy Policy & Governance, Information Security & Privacy 
Group, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services, Location: N1-14-56, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, 
MD 21244-1850, [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the 
matching program, you may contact Jack Lavelle, Senior Advisor, 
Marketplace Eligibility and Enrollment Group, Centers for Consumer 
Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS, at (410) 786-0639, or by 
email at [email protected], or by mail at 7501 Wisconsin Ave., 
Bethesda, MD 20814.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 
U.S.C. 552a) provides certain protections for individuals applying for 
and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer 
matching by federal agencies when records in a system of records 
(meaning, federal agency records about individuals retrieved by name or 
other personal identifier) are matched with records of other federal or 
non-federal agencies. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in a 
matching program to:
    1. Enter into a written agreement, which must be prepared in 
accordance with the Privacy Act, approved by the Data Integrity Board 
of each source and recipient federal agency, provided to Congress and 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and made available to the 
public, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (u)(3)(A), and (u)(4).
    2. Notify the individuals whose information will be used in the 
matching program that the information they provide is subject to 
verification through matching, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(1)(D).
    3. Verify match findings before suspending, terminating, reducing, 
or making a final denial of an individual's benefits or payments or 
taking other adverse action against the individual, as required by 5 
U.S.C. 552a(p).
    4. Report the matching program to Congress and the OMB, in advance 
and annually, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o) (2)(A)(i), (r), and 
(u)(3)(D).
    5. Publish advance notice of the matching program in the Federal 
Register as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12).
    This matching program meets these requirements.

Barbara Demopulos,
CMS Privacy Advisor, Division of Security, Privacy Policy and 
Governance Information Security and Privacy Group, Office of 
Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Participating Agencies

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare 
& Medicaid Services (CMS) is the recipient agency, and the Department 
of Defense (DoD), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is the source 
agency.

Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    The matching program is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 18001, et seq.

Purpose(s)

    The purpose of the matching program is to provide CMS with DoD data 
verifying individuals' eligibility for coverage under a DoD health 
benefits plan (i.e., TRICARE), when requested by CMS and state-based 
administering entities (AE) for the purpose of determining the 
individuals' eligibility for insurance affordability programs under the 
Affordable Care Act (ACA). CMS and the requesting AE will use the DoD 
data to determine whether an enrollee in private health coverage under 
a qualified health plan through a federally-facilitated or state-based 
health insurance exchange is eligible for coverage under TRICARE, and 
the dates the individual was eligible for TRICARE coverage. DoD health 
benefit plans provide minimum essential coverage (MEC), and eligibility 
for such plans

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usually precludes eligibility for financial assistance in paying for 
private coverage. CMS and AE will use the DoD data to authenticate 
identity, determine eligibility for financial assistance (including an 
advance tax credit and cost-sharing reduction, which are types of 
insurance affordability programs), and determine the amount of the 
financial assistance.

Categories of Individuals

    The categories of individuals whose information is involved in the 
matching program are active duty service members and their family 
members and retirees and their family members whose TRICARE eligibility 
records at DoD match data provided to DoD by CMS (submitted by AEs) 
about individual consumers who are applying for or are enrolled in 
private health insurance coverage under a qualified health plan through 
a federally-facilitated or state-based health insurance exchange.

Categories of Records

    The categories of records used in the matching program are identity 
records and minimum essential coverage period records. The data 
elements are as follows:

A. From CMS to DoD

    For each applicant or enrollee seeking an eligibility 
determination, CMS will submit a request file to DoD that may contain, 
but is not limited to, the following specified data elements in a fixed 
record format: Transaction ID, social security number (SSN), first 
name, middle name, surname, date of birth, gender, requested qualified 
health plan (QHP) coverage effective date, requested QHP coverage end 
date.

B. From DoD to CMS

    For each applicant or enrollee seeking an eligibility 
determination, DoD will provide CMS with data indicating whether or not 
the individual is eligible for MEC through TRICARE during the 
applicable QHP coverage period. The data may contain, but is not 
limited to, the following specified data elements in a fixed record 
format: Insurance end date, person SSN identification, response code, 
response code text.

System(s) of Records

    The records used in this matching program are disclosed from the 
following systems of records, as authorized by routine uses published 
in the System of Records Notices (SORNs) cited below:

A. CMS System of Records

    [square] MCMS Health Insurance Exchanges System (HIX), CMS System 
No. 09-70-0560, last published in full at 78 FR 63211 (Oct. 23, 2013), 
as amended at 83 FR 6591 (Feb. 14, 2018).

B. DoD Systems of Records

    [square] SDMDC 02 DoD, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting 
Systems (DEERS), 80 FR 68304 (Nov. 4, 2015), as amended at 81 FR 49210 
(July 27, 2016).

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