Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; SHIP-SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance, Formerly the “National Beneficiary Survey of State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)”, OMB #0985-0057, 71956-71957 [2019-28101]

Download as PDF 71956 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices Type of respondent Form/report name ADRC/NWD ........................... SHIP/SMP/MIPPA ................. SHIP/MIPPA Grantees .......... NWD Management Tool data collection and entry—Local Level. NWD Management Tool data collection and entry—State Level. NWD Management Tool data collection and entry—Local Level. Summary Reports ........................................ Part D Enrollment outcomes Report ............ Totals ............................. ....................................................................... ADRC/NWD ........................... ADRC/NWD ........................... Dated: December 19, 2019. Mary Lazare, Principal Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–28105 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; SHIP–SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance, Formerly the ‘‘National Beneficiary Survey of State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)’’, OMB #0985–0057 Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed collection of information listed above. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the Proposed Revision and solicits comments on the information collection requirements related to the ‘‘SHIP–SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance’’. DATES: Comments on the collection of information must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. (EST) or postmarked by February 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Sara Vogler. Submit written comments on the collection of information to Administration for khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:34 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Total burden hours 556 2 60 112 996 2 240 7,968 400 12 30 2,400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ........................ 39,186 ........................ 551 ........................ 403 ........................ 351,098 Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Attention: Sara Vogler. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Vogler, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, 202– 795–7461, Sara.Vogler@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘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. The PRA requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, ACL is publishing a notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, ACL invites comments on our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of ACL’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Average burden per response (in minutes) Sfmt 4703 The SHIP–SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance is a survey of individuals who meet with team members from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) or the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). These services help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare benefits and options. These services also increase the ability of beneficiaries to identify and report fraud, waste, and abuse within health care programs generally, and Medicare/ Medicaid specifically. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) was created under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. This section of the law authorized the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to states to establish and maintain health insurance advisory service programs for Medicare beneficiaries. Grant funds were made available to support information, counseling, and assistance activities related to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance options. SHIP grantees provide free, in-depth, unbiased, one-on-one health insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program was authorized in 1997 under Titles II and IV of the Older Americans Act, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriation Act of 1997 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The SMP mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers, to prevent, detect, and report suspected healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMP grantees support ACL’s goals of promoting increased choice and greater independence among older adults and individuals with disabilities. SMP activities also serve to enhance the financial, emotional, physical, and mental well-being of older adults, thereby increasing their capacity to E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 71957 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices maintain security in retirement and make better financial and healthcare choices. SMP team members provide one-on-one assistance, and when needed, serve as consumer advocates to resolve billing disputes/issues. The SHIP–SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance will gauge individuals’ satisfaction with the services provided by SHIP and SMP team members. This survey is a renewal of the existing ‘‘National Beneficiary Survey of State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)’’, which received clearance on August 28, 2017, with ICR Reference Number 201702–0985–002 and OMB Control Number 0985–0057. That survey was conducted over a three-year period beginning on October 1, 2017, and will conclude on March 30, 2020. To date, this survey has generated over 2500 responses, all of which were submitted voluntarily. ACL requests renewal of the survey to continue the collection performed in Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Reports developed for FY18 and FY19 participants have provided an overall measure of satisfaction with SHIP’s oneon-one assistance services and have provided insight into the relationship between inputs (information provided, time between initial contact and services received) and overall satisfaction. The renewed collection will survey recipients of both SHIP and SMP one-on-one assistance but will not increase the number of surveys collected. The renewed survey will provide an annual collection at the national level, with an estimated collection of 800 responses per year. To generate a sample with a 95% confidence level at the national level 400 responses will be required from Number of respondents Respondent/data collection activity Estimated Program Burden ACL estimates the burden associated with this collection of information as follows: Responses per respondent Hours per response Annual burden hours Survey, Stratified Random Sample ................................................................. 800 1 6/60 80 Total .......................................................................................................... 800 1 6/60 80 Dated: December 19, 2019. Mary Lazare, Principal Deputy Administrator. DATES: [FR Doc. 2019–28101 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by January 29, 2020. You may submit comments on any guidance at any time as follows: BILLING CODE 4154–01–P Electronic Submissions DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2019–D–5364] Submission of Plans for Cigarette Packages and Cigarette Advertisements; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Submission of Plans for Cigarette Packages and Cigarette Advertisements.’’ This guidance, when finalized, would assist those required to submit cigarette plans for cigarette packages and cigarette advertisements by providing recommendations related to those submissions, including information on what should be in a cigarette plan, who should submit a cigarette plan, and when to submit a cigarette plan. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES each program (n = 2,000,000 SHIP oneon-one assistance sessions in 2018; n = 275,000 SMP one-on-one assistance sessions in 2018). ACL will draw a representative sample of customers who received assistance from each program by focusing only on non-redundant individuals (i.e., a random sample without replacement of individuals who receive SHIP and/or SMP one-on-one assistance). The proposed data collection tools may be found on the ACL website for review at https://www.acl.gov/aboutacl/public-input. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written/Paper Submissions Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Dockets Management Staff (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper comments submitted to the Dockets Management Staff, FDA will post your comment, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ‘‘Instructions.’’ Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA– 2019–D–5364 for ‘‘Submission of Plans for Cigarette Packages and Cigarette Advertisements.’’ Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Dockets Management Staff office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. • Confidential Submissions—To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 249 (Monday, December 30, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-28101]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Community Living


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; SHIP-SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance, Formerly the 
``National Beneficiary Survey of State Health Insurance Assistance 
Program (SHIP)'', OMB #0985-0057

AGENCY: Administration for Community Living, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an 
opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed collection of 
information listed above. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the 
Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, 
including each proposed extension of an existing collection of 
information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice.
    This notice solicits comments on the Proposed Revision and solicits 
comments on the information collection requirements related to the 
``SHIP-SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance''.

DATES:  Comments on the collection of information must be submitted 
electronically by 11:59 p.m. (EST) or postmarked by February 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to: Sara Vogler. Submit written comments on the collection of 
information to Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 
20201, Attention: Sara Vogler.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Vogler, Administration for 
Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, 202-795-7461, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``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. 
The PRA requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the 
Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, 
including each proposed extension of an existing collection of 
information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, ACL is publishing a notice of the 
proposed collection of information set forth in this document.
    With respect to the following collection of information, ACL 
invites comments on our burden estimates or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including:
    (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of ACL's functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) the accuracy of ACL's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used to determine burden estimates;
    (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.
    The SHIP-SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance is a survey of 
individuals who meet with team members from the State Health Insurance 
Assistance Program (SHIP) or the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). These 
services help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare benefits 
and options. These services also increase the ability of beneficiaries 
to identify and report fraud, waste, and abuse within health care 
programs generally, and Medicare/Medicaid specifically.
    The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) was created 
under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. This section of 
the law authorized the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 
make grants to states to establish and maintain health insurance 
advisory service programs for Medicare beneficiaries. Grant funds were 
made available to support information, counseling, and assistance 
activities related to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance 
options. SHIP grantees provide free, in-depth, unbiased, one-on-one 
health insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, 
their families, and caregivers.
    The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program was authorized in 1997 
under Titles II and IV of the Older Americans Act, the Omnibus 
Consolidated Appropriation Act of 1997 and the Health Insurance 
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The SMP mission is to 
empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and 
caregivers, to prevent, detect, and report suspected healthcare fraud, 
errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.
    SMP grantees support ACL's goals of promoting increased choice and 
greater independence among older adults and individuals with 
disabilities. SMP activities also serve to enhance the financial, 
emotional, physical, and mental well-being of older adults, thereby 
increasing their capacity to

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maintain security in retirement and make better financial and 
healthcare choices. SMP team members provide one-on-one assistance, and 
when needed, serve as consumer advocates to resolve billing disputes/
issues.
    The SHIP-SMP Survey of One-on-One Assistance will gauge 
individuals' satisfaction with the services provided by SHIP and SMP 
team members. This survey is a renewal of the existing ``National 
Beneficiary Survey of State Health Insurance Assistance Program 
(SHIP)'', which received clearance on August 28, 2017, with ICR 
Reference Number 201702-0985-002 and OMB Control Number 0985-0057. That 
survey was conducted over a three-year period beginning on October 1, 
2017, and will conclude on March 30, 2020. To date, this survey has 
generated over 2500 responses, all of which were submitted voluntarily.
    ACL requests renewal of the survey to continue the collection 
performed in Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Reports developed for 
FY18 and FY19 participants have provided an overall measure of 
satisfaction with SHIP's one-on-one assistance services and have 
provided insight into the relationship between inputs (information 
provided, time between initial contact and services received) and 
overall satisfaction. The renewed collection will survey recipients of 
both SHIP and SMP one-on-one assistance but will not increase the 
number of surveys collected. The renewed survey will provide an annual 
collection at the national level, with an estimated collection of 800 
responses per year. To generate a sample with a 95% confidence level at 
the national level 400 responses will be required from each program (n 
= 2,000,000 SHIP one-on-one assistance sessions in 2018; n = 275,000 
SMP one-on-one assistance sessions in 2018).
    ACL will draw a representative sample of customers who received 
assistance from each program by focusing only on non-redundant 
individuals (i.e., a random sample without replacement of individuals 
who receive SHIP and/or SMP one-on-one assistance).
    The proposed data collection tools may be found on the ACL website 
for review at https://www.acl.gov/about-acl/public-input.

Estimated Program Burden

    ACL estimates the burden associated with this collection of 
information as follows:

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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per     Annual burden
       Respondent/data collection activity          respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Survey, Stratified Random Sample................             800               1            6/60              80
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    Total.......................................             800               1            6/60              80
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    Dated: December 19, 2019.
Mary Lazare,
Principal Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-28101 Filed 12-27-19; 8:45 am]
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