Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 358-359 [2019-00094]

Download as PDF 358 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10379] 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 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 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 March 25, 2019. 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 ll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Jan 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at website address at https://www.cms.gov/ Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 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: William N. Parham at (410) 786–4669. 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–10379 Rate Increase Disclosure and Review Requirements (45 CFR part 154) 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 Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Rate Increase Disclosure and Review Requirements (45 CFR part 154); Use: 45 CFR part 154 implements the annual review of unreasonable increases in premiums for health insurance coverage called for by section 2794. The regulation established a rate review program to ensure that all rate increases that meet or exceed an established threshold are reviewed by a state or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whether the rate increases are unreasonable. Accordingly, issuers offering non-grandfathered health insurance coverage in the individual and/or small group markets are required to submit Rate Filing Justifications to CMS. Section 154.103(b) exempts grandfathered health plan coverage as defined in 45 CFR 147.140 and excepted benefits as described in section 2791(c) of the PHS Act. In the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 (2019 Payment Notice) (83 FR 74, April 17, 2018), Section 154.103 was modified so that student health insurance coverage, as defined in § 147.145, is also exempted from Federal rate review requirements for plans beginning on or after July 1, 2018. Section 154.200(a)(1) previously provided that a rate increase for single risk pool coverage beginning on or after January 1, 2017 was subject to a reasonableness review if: (1) The average increase, including premium rating factors described in § 147.102, for all enrollees, weighted by premium volume for any plan within the product, meets or exceeds 10 percent; or (2) the increase exceeds a state-specific threshold approved by the Secretary. In the 2019 Payment Notice, this provision was amended to establish a 15 percent federal default threshold for reasonableness review beginning with single risk pool rate filings submitted by issuers for plan or policy years beginning on or after January 1, 2019. The Rate Filing Justification consists of three parts. All issuers must continue to submit a Uniform Rate Review Template (URRT) (Part I of the Rate Filing Justification) for all single risk pool plans. Issuers that submit a rate filing that includes a plan that meets or exceeds the threshold must include a written description justifying the rate increase, also known as the consumer justification narrative (Part II of the Rate Filing Justification). We note that the threshold set by CMS constitutes a minimum standard and most states currently employ stricter rate review standards and may continue to do so. Issuers offering a QHP or any single risk pool submission containing a rate increase of any size must continue to submit an actuarial memorandum (Part III of the Rate Filing Justification). Form Number: CMS–10379 (OMB control number: 0938–1141); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 589; Number of Responses: 18; Total Annual Hours: 20,240. For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Lisa Cuozzo at 410–786–1746. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2019 / Notices Dated: January 17, 2019. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–00094 Filed 1–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P BILLING CODE 4140–01–P National Institutes of Health LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the NIH Clinical Center Research Hospital Board. The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. Name of Committee: NIH Clinical Center Research Hospital Board. Date: February 1, 2019. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review program policies. Place: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, Conference Room D, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Gretchen Wood, Staff Assistant, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, One Center Drive, Building 1, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–496– 3571, woodgs@nih.gov. This meeting notice is being published less than 15 days in advance of the meting due to the partial Government shutdown of December 2018. Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.14, Intramural Research Training Award; 93.22, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; 93.232, Loan Repayment Program for Research Generally; 93.39, Academic Research Enhancement Award; 93.936, NIH Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Loan 16:44 Jan 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: January 18, 2019. Sylvia L. Neal, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–00105 Filed 1–23–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 Repayment Program; 93.187, Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 19–CRB–0005–WR (2021–2025)] Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web V) Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for Petitions to Participate. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce commencement of a proceeding to determine reasonable rates and terms for two statutory licenses permitting the digital performance of sound recordings over the internet and the making of ephemeral recordings to facilitate those performances for the period beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2025. 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Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977; or Commercial courier: Address package to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–403, 101 Independence SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 359 Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20559– 6000. Deliver to: Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, 2nd Street NE and D Street NE, Washington, DC; or Hand delivery: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM– 401, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20559–6000. Instructions: Parties unable to use eCRB must submit an original, two paper copies, and an electronic version on a CD. All submissions must include the Copyright Royalty Board name and docket number. All submissions received will be posted without change on eCRB including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https://app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number 19–CRB– 0005–WR (2021–2025). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Copyright Act, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) must commence a proceeding every five years to determine reasonable rates and terms to license the digital transmission over the internet of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings to facilitate those transmissions. See 17 U.S.C. 112(e), 114(d)(2), 803(b)(1)(A)(i)(III), 804(b)(3)(A). This notice commences the rate determination proceeding for the license period 2021–2025. Petitions To Participate Any party with a significant interest in the outcome of the rate proceeding must file a Petition to Participate in accordance with the Judges’ regulations, including all of the information required by 37 CFR 351.1(b)(1). See 37 CFR 351.1(b). Parties must pay the $150 filing fee for each Petition to Participate. The CRB will not accept cash. Parties filing online through eCRB must pay by credit card. Any party without access to the internet must pay the filing fee with a check or money order made payable to the ‘‘Copyright Royalty Board’’ and mailed or delivered with its Petition to Participate as described in the ADDRESSES section above. If a check is returned for lack of sufficient funds, the corresponding Petition to Participate will be dismissed. Any participant that is an individual may represent herself or himself. All other participants must be represented by counsel. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10379]


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 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 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 March 25, 2019.

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' website address at website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html.
    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: William N. Parham at (410) 786-4669.

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-10379 Rate Increase Disclosure and Review Requirements (45 CFR 
part 154)
    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

    Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a previously 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Rate Increase 
Disclosure and Review Requirements (45 CFR part 154); Use: 45 CFR part 
154 implements the annual review of unreasonable increases in premiums 
for health insurance coverage called for by section 2794. The 
regulation established a rate review program to ensure that all rate 
increases that meet or exceed an established threshold are reviewed by 
a state or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to 
determine whether the rate increases are unreasonable. Accordingly, 
issuers offering non-grandfathered health insurance coverage in the 
individual and/or small group markets are required to submit Rate 
Filing Justifications to CMS. Section 154.103(b) exempts grandfathered 
health plan coverage as defined in 45 CFR 147.140 and excepted benefits 
as described in section 2791(c) of the PHS Act. In the Notice of 
Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 (2019 Payment Notice) (83 FR 
74, April 17, 2018), Section 154.103 was modified so that student 
health insurance coverage, as defined in Sec.  147.145, is also 
exempted from Federal rate review requirements for plans beginning on 
or after July 1, 2018.
    Section 154.200(a)(1) previously provided that a rate increase for 
single risk pool coverage beginning on or after January 1, 2017 was 
subject to a reasonableness review if: (1) The average increase, 
including premium rating factors described in Sec.  147.102, for all 
enrollees, weighted by premium volume for any plan within the product, 
meets or exceeds 10 percent; or (2) the increase exceeds a state-
specific threshold approved by the Secretary. In the 2019 Payment 
Notice, this provision was amended to establish a 15 percent federal 
default threshold for reasonableness review beginning with single risk 
pool rate filings submitted by issuers for plan or policy years 
beginning on or after January 1, 2019.
    The Rate Filing Justification consists of three parts. All issuers 
must continue to submit a Uniform Rate Review Template (URRT) (Part I 
of the Rate Filing Justification) for all single risk pool plans. 
Issuers that submit a rate filing that includes a plan that meets or 
exceeds the threshold must include a written description justifying the 
rate increase, also known as the consumer justification narrative (Part 
II of the Rate Filing Justification). We note that the threshold set by 
CMS constitutes a minimum standard and most states currently employ 
stricter rate review standards and may continue to do so. Issuers 
offering a QHP or any single risk pool submission containing a rate 
increase of any size must continue to submit an actuarial memorandum 
(Part III of the Rate Filing Justification). Form Number: CMS-10379 
(OMB control number: 0938-1141); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: 
Private Sector; Businesses or other for-profits, Not-for-profit 
institutions; Number of Respondents: 589; Number of Responses: 18; 
Total Annual Hours: 20,240. For policy questions regarding this 
collection, contact Lisa Cuozzo at 410-786-1746.


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     Dated: January 17, 2019.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-00094 Filed 1-23-19; 8:45 am]
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