Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 32269-32270 [2021-12835]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices methodology for measuring patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience. Since 2008, HCAHPS has allowed valid comparisons to be made across hospitals locally, regionally and nationally. The national implementation of HCAHPS is designed to allow thirdparty CMS-approved survey vendors to administer HCAHPS using mail-only, telephone-only, mixed-mode (mail with telephone follow-up), or active IVR (interactive voice response). With respect to a telephone-only or mixedmode survey, the CMS-approved survey vendors use electronic data collection or CATI systems. CATI is also used for telephone follow-up with mail survey non-respondents. With respect to IVR survey administration, the IVR technology gathers information from respondents by prompting respondents to answer questions by pushing the numbers on a touch-tone telephone. Patients selected for IVR mode are able to opt out of the interactive voice response system and return to a ‘‘live’’ interviewer if they wish to do so. Form Number: CMS–10102 (OMB control number: 0938–0981); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents: 2,843,617; Total Annual Responses: 2,843,617; Total Annual Hours: 347,648. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact William Lehrman at 410–786–1037.) Dated: June 14, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–12828 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10305] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. Comments must be received by August 16, 2021. DATES: 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 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. ADDRESSES: 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). PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32269 CMS–10305 Medicare Part C and Part D Data Validation (42 CFR 422.516(g) and 423.514(j)) 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: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Part C and Part D Data Validation (42 CFR 422.516(g) and 423.514(j)); Use: Sections 1857(e) and 1860D–12 of the Social Security Act (‘‘the Act’’) authorize CMS to establish information collection requirements with respect to MAOs and Part D sponsors. Section 1857(e)(1)of the Act requires MAOs to provide the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with such information as the Secretary may find necessary and appropriate. Section 1857(e)(1) of the Act applies to Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) as indicated in section1860D–12. Pursuant to statutory authority, CMS codified these information collection requirements in regulation at §§ 422.516(g) Validation of Part C Reporting Requirements, and423.514(j) Validation of Part D Reporting Requirements respectively. Data collected via Medicare Part C and Part D reporting requirements are an integral resource for oversight, monitoring, compliance and auditing activities necessary to ensure quality provision of Medicare benefits to beneficiaries. CMS uses the findings collected through the data validation process to substantiate the data reported via Medicare Part C and Part D reporting requirements. Data validation provides CMS with assurance that plan-reported data are credible and consistently collected and reported by Part C and D SOs. CMS uses validated data to E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 32270 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices respond to inquiries from Congress, oversight agencies, and the public about Part C and D SOs. The validated data also allows CMS to effectively monitor and compare the performance of SOs over time. Validated plan-reported data may be used for Star Ratings, Display measures and other performance measures. Additionally, SOs can take advantage of the DV process to effectively assess their own performance and make improvements to their internal operations and reporting processes. Form Number: CMS–10305 (OMB control number: 0938–1115); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 761; Total Annual Responses: 761; Total Annual Hours: 20,945. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Chanelle Jones at 410–786–8008.) Dated: June 14, 2021. William N. Parham, III Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–12835 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 William Parham at (410) 786–4669. 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 previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Hospice Request for Certification and Supporting Regulations; Use: The Hospice Request for Certification Form is the identification and screening form used SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Document Identifier: CMS–417 and CMS– 209] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by July 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services SUMMARY: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 to initiate the certification process and to determine if the provider has sufficient personnel to participate in the Medicare program. The CMS–417 form is completed by existing hospices at the time of their recertification surveys, to update their certification information. Form Number: CMS–417 (OMB Control number: 0938–0313); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 2,059; Total Annual Responses: 2,059; Total Annual Hours: 1,544. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Caroline Gallaher at 410–786–8705.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Laboratory Personnel Report (CLIA) and Supporting Regulations; Use: The information collected on this survey form is used in the administrative pursuit of the Congressionally-mandated program with regard to regulation of laboratories participating in CLIA. The surveyor will provide the laboratory with the CMS– 209 form. While the surveyor performs other aspects of the survey, the laboratory will complete the CMS–209 by recording the personnel data needed to support their compliance with the personnel requirements of CLIA. The surveyor will then use this information in choosing a sample of personnel to verify compliance with the personnel requirements. Information on personnel qualifications of all technical personnel is needed to ensure the sample is representative of the entire laboratory. Form Number: CMS–209 (OMB control number 0938–0151); Frequency: Biennially; Affected Public: Private Sector—State, Local, or Tribal Governments; and Federal Government; Number of Respondents: 19,163; Total Annual Responses: 9,582; Total Annual Hours: 4,791. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kathleen Todd at 410–786–3385.) Dated: June 14, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–12807 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 115 (Thursday, June 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-12835]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10305]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human 
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 August 16, 2021.

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.

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-10305 Medicare Part C and Part D Data Validation (42 CFR 422.516(g) 
and 423.514(j))

    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: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Part C 
and Part D Data Validation (42 CFR 422.516(g) and 423.514(j)); Use: 
Sections 1857(e) and 1860D-12 of the Social Security Act (``the Act'') 
authorize CMS to establish information collection requirements with 
respect to MAOs and Part D sponsors. Section 1857(e)(1)of the Act 
requires MAOs to provide the Secretary of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (DHHS) with such information as the Secretary may find 
necessary and appropriate. Section 1857(e)(1) of the Act applies to 
Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) as indicated in section1860D-12. 
Pursuant to statutory authority, CMS codified these information 
collection requirements in regulation at Sec. Sec.  422.516(g) 
Validation of Part C Reporting Requirements, and423.514(j) Validation 
of Part D Reporting Requirements respectively.
    Data collected via Medicare Part C and Part D reporting 
requirements are an integral resource for oversight, monitoring, 
compliance and auditing activities necessary to ensure quality 
provision of Medicare benefits to beneficiaries. CMS uses the findings 
collected through the data validation process to substantiate the data 
reported via Medicare Part C and Part D reporting requirements. Data 
validation provides CMS with assurance that plan-reported data are 
credible and consistently collected and reported by Part C and D SOs. 
CMS uses validated data to

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respond to inquiries from Congress, oversight agencies, and the public 
about Part C and D SOs. The validated data also allows CMS to 
effectively monitor and compare the performance of SOs over time. 
Validated plan-reported data may be used for Star Ratings, Display 
measures and other performance measures. Additionally, SOs can take 
advantage of the DV process to effectively assess their own performance 
and make improvements to their internal operations and reporting 
processes. Form Number: CMS-10305 (OMB control number: 0938-1115); 
Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal 
Governments; Number of Respondents: 761; Total Annual Responses: 761; 
Total Annual Hours: 20,945. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Chanelle Jones at 410-786-8008.)

    Dated: June 14, 2021.
William N. Parham, III
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-12835 Filed 6-16-21; 8:45 am]
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