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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices 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). lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES CMS–10717 Medicare Part C and Part D Program Audit and Industry-Wide Part C Timeliness Monitoring Project (TMP) Protocols 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: New Collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Medicare Part C and Part D Program Audit and IndustryWide Part C Timeliness Monitoring Project (TMP) Protocols; Use: Under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and implementing regulations at 42 CFR parts 422 and 423, Medicare Part D plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage organizations are required to comply with all Medicare Parts C and D VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 program requirements. CMS’ annual audit plan ensures that we evaluate sponsoring organizations’ compliance with these requirements by conducting program audits that focus on high-risk areas that have the greatest potential for beneficiary harm. As such, CMS has developed the following audit protocols for use by sponsoring organizations to prepare for their audit: • Compliance Program Effectiveness (CPE) • Part D Formulary and Benefit Administration (FA) • Part D Coverage Determinations, Appeals, and Grievances (CDAG) • Part C Organization Determinations, Appeals, and Grievances (ODAG) • Special Needs Plans Care Coordination (SNPCC) CMS generally conducts program audits at the parent organization level in an effort to reduce burden and, for routine audits, subjects each sponsoring organization to all applicable program area protocols. For example, if a sponsoring organization does not offer a special needs plan, or an accrediting organization has deemed a special needs plan compliant with CMS regulations and standards, CMS would not apply the SNPCC protocol. Likewise, CMS would not apply the ODAG audit protocol to an organization that offers only a standalone prescription drug plan since that organization does not offer the MA benefit. Conversely, ad hoc audits resulting from referral may be limited in scope and, therefore, all program area protocols may not be applied. In addition, as part of the robust program audit process, CMS also requires sponsoring organizations that have undergone a program audit and found to have deficiencies to undergo a validation audit to ensure correction. The validation audit uses the same audit protocols, but only tests the elements where deficiencies were found as opposed to re-administering the entire audit. Finally, CMS conducts annual industry-wide timeliness monitoring of all Part C organizations by using a subset of the ODAG protocol. However, sponsoring organizations that successfully submitted all of their Part C data in response to a program audit in the prior year are excluded from submitting new data for the timeliness monitoring effort in the year following their program audit. The information gathered during this program audit will be used by the Medicare Parts C and D Oversight and Enforcement Group (MOEG) within the Center for Medicare (CM) and CMS Regional Offices to assess sponsoring PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66913 organizations’ compliance with Medicare program requirements. If outliers or other data anomalies are detected, Regional Offices will work in collaboration with MOEG and other divisions within CMS for follow-up and resolution. Additionally, MA and Part D organizations will receive the audit results and will be required to implement corrective action to correct any identified deficiencies. Form Number: CMS–10717 (OMB control number: 0938–New); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for-profits, Not-for-profits institutions; Number of Respondents: 190; Total Annual Responses: 179; Total Annual Hours: 36,082. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kellie Simons at 410–786– 0886.) Dated: December 3, 2019. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–26385 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–2567] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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 (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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 66914 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices of Information Collection: Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction Supporting Regulations; Use: Section 1864(a) of the Social Security Act DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of requires that the Secretary use state survey agencies to conduct surveys to information must be received by the determine whether health care facilities OMB desk officer by January 6, 2020. meet Medicare and Clinical Laboratory ADDRESSES: When commenting on the Improvement Amendments proposed information collections, participation requirements. The Form please reference the document identifier CMS–2567 is the means by which the or OMB control number. To be assured survey findings are documented. This consideration, comments and section of the law further requires that recommendations must be received by compliance findings resulting from the OMB desk officer via one of the these surveys be made available to the following transmissions: OMB, Office of public within 90 days of such surveys. Information and Regulatory Affairs, The Form CMS–2567 is the vehicle for Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax this disclosure. The form is also used by Number: (202) 395–5806 OR Email: health care facilities to document their OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. plan of correction and by CMS, the To obtain copies of a supporting states, facilities, purchasers, consumers, statement and any related forms for the advocacy groups, and the public as a proposed collection(s) summarized in source of information about quality of this notice, you may make your request care and facility compliance. The using one of following: regulations at 42 CFR 488.18 require 1. Access CMS’ website address at website address at https://www.cms.gov/ that state survey agencies document all deficiency findings on a statement of Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/ deficiencies and plan of correction, PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAwhich is the CMS–2567. Sections Listing.html. 488.26 and 488.28 further delineate how 2. Email your request, including your compliance findings must be recorded address, phone number, OMB number, and that CMS prescribed forms must be and CMS document identifier, to used. Form Number: CMS–2567 (OMB Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at Control Number: 0938–0391); Frequency: Yearly and occasionally; (410) 786–1326. Affected Public: Private Sector (Business FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: or other for-profit and Not-for-profit William Parham at (410) 786–4669. institutions); Number of Respondents: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the 64,500; Total Annual Responses: Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) 64,500; Total Annual Hours: 129,000. (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies (For policy questions regarding this must obtain approval from the Office of collection contact Caecilia Blondiaux at Management and Budget (OMB) for each 410–786–2190.) collection of information they conduct Dated: December 3, 2019. or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of William N. Parham, III, information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and of Strategic Operations and Regulatory includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public Affairs. submit reports, keep records, or provide [FR Doc. 2019–26364 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND to publish a 30-day notice in the HUMAN SERVICES Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, Administration for Children and including each proposed extension or Families reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the Proposed Information Collection collection to OMB for approval. To Activity; State Plan Child Support comply with this requirement, CMS is Collection and Establishment of publishing this notice that summarizes Paternity Title IV–D OCSE–100 and the following proposed collection(s) of OCSE–21–U4 information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection AGENCY: Office of Child Support Request: Reinstatement without change Enforcement, Administration for of a currently approved collection; Title Children and Families, HHS. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Request for public comment. The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a threeyear extension of the forms OCSE–21– U4: Transmittal and Notice of Approval of State Plan Material for: Title IV–D of the Social Security Act and OCSE–100: State Plan (OMB #0970–0017, expiration 7/31/2020). SUMMARY: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. DATES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: OCSE has approved an IV– D state plan for each state. Federal regulations require states to amend their state plans only when necessary to reflect new or revised federal statutes, regulations, or material changes in any state laws, regulations, policies, or IV– D agency procedures. The requirement for submission of a state plan and plan amendments for the Child Support Enforcement Program is found in sections 452, 454, and 466 of the Social Security Act. OCSE made minor revisions to the OCSE–21–U4 to remove outdated language and add an option for states to electronically request or renew an exemption from the mandatory laws and procedures in Section 466 of the Social Security Act via the online state plan system. These revisions do not increase the burden of the OCSE–21– U4. Respondents: State IV–D Agencies. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 235 (Friday, December 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-2567]


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 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

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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 January 6, 2020.

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: 
[email protected].
    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 [email protected].
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786-4669.

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: Reinstatement without 
change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information 
Collection: Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction Supporting 
Regulations; Use: Section 1864(a) of the Social Security Act requires 
that the Secretary use state survey agencies to conduct surveys to 
determine whether health care facilities meet Medicare and Clinical 
Laboratory Improvement Amendments participation requirements. The Form 
CMS-2567 is the means by which the survey findings are documented. This 
section of the law further requires that compliance findings resulting 
from these surveys be made available to the public within 90 days of 
such surveys. The Form CMS-2567 is the vehicle for this disclosure. The 
form is also used by health care facilities to document their plan of 
correction and by CMS, the states, facilities, purchasers, consumers, 
advocacy groups, and the public as a source of information about 
quality of care and facility compliance. The regulations at 42 CFR 
488.18 require that state survey agencies document all deficiency 
findings on a statement of deficiencies and plan of correction, which 
is the CMS-2567. Sections 488.26 and 488.28 further delineate how 
compliance findings must be recorded and that CMS prescribed forms must 
be used. Form Number: CMS-2567 (OMB Control Number: 0938-0391); 
Frequency: Yearly and occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector 
(Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions); Number 
of Respondents: 64,500; Total Annual Responses: 64,500; Total Annual 
Hours: 129,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact 
Caecilia Blondiaux at 410-786-2190.)

    Dated: December 3, 2019.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
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