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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices CAHPS data to CMS. CMS publicly reports comparative results from OAS CAHPS after each facility has conducted data collection for 12 months. OAS CAHPS measures, enable consumers to make more informed decisions when choosing an outpatient surgery facility, aid facilities in their quality improvement efforts, and help CMS monitor the performance of outpatient surgery facilities. Form Number: CMS– 10500 (OMB control number: 0938– 1240); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Business or other for-profits, Not-forprofit institutions and State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 993,300; Total Annual Responses: 993,300; Total Annual Hours: 221,100. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Memuna Ifedirah at 410–786–6849.) Dated: July 26, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–16202 Filed 7–28–21; 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 19:19 Jul 28, 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: New Collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Medicare Beneficiary Experiences with Care Survey (MBECS) System; Use: The MBECS system is designed to conduct population specific surveys that will be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Document Identifier: CMS–10701 and CMS– 10757] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by August 30, 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 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40847 administered to the group of interest, fielded one time. This means that over the three-year period, two individual surveys will be administered. This will allow CMS OMH to respond quickly to the data needs of stakeholders with interests in these underrepresented groups. Data collected through the MBECS system will be used to better understand—and thus serve the needs of—Medicare beneficiaries in minority populations. The core questionnaire will collect information on communication with medical professionals, coordination of health care, experiences getting needed health care, experiences with personal doctors and specialists, and key demographics. Data will be compared to benchmarks from the FFS CAHPS, MA CAHPS, and NAM CAHPS surveys. The populationspecific questionnaire module described and submitted via a specific collection request will collect information about issues most relevant for that particular group of interest. The goal of this umbrella data collection effort is to gather data via separate surveys on a variety of minority Medicare beneficiaries’ experiences. Topics and questions of interest may ask about beneficiaries’ communication with medical professionals, coordination of health care, experiences getting needed health care, and experiences with personal doctors and specialists. CMS OMH will compare survey data to benchmarks from the general population of Medicare beneficiaries while controlling for population characteristics, as appropriate. Survey respondents will have the opportunity to respond to an MBECS survey via a self-administered webbased survey (also called computerassisted web interview or CAWI). CAWI technology minimizes respondent burden by (1) automatically providing text fills within questions and handling skip patterns based on responses to each question; (2) allowing respondents to complete the survey at a convenient time; (3) allowing respondents to stop and re-enter the survey if needed; and (4) capturing data in real-time, thereby eliminating the need for manual data entry. Form Number: CMS–10701 (OMB Control number: 0938–New); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents: 13,000; Total Annual Responses: 13,000; Total Annual Hours: 4,290 (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Luis Pons Perez at 410–786–8557). 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection; Title E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 40848 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices of Information Collection: CLIA Collection of Information Requirements Related to SARS–CoV–2 Test Results Reporting; Use: In order to be in compliance with the new CLIA mandatory SARS–CoV–2 test results reporting requirements, laboratories will need to develop a mechanism to track, collect, and report test results as well as update policies and procedures. In addition, Accreditation Organizations (AOs) and Exempt States (ESs) will need to update laboratory standards to reflect the reporting requirements and update policies and procedures related to reporting laboratories that do not report test results as required. The CDC has an information collection request (OMB Control Number 0920–1299) in order to collect laboratory data related to the COVID–19 Pandemic Response. The CMS package (ICR) is for laboratory implementation and CMS monitoring of compliance with the CMS–3401–IFC CLIA-certified laboratory reporting requirements. The information collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or its designee, such as a CMS agent or CMS approved laboratory accreditation organization, when conducting inspections will be used to determine a laboratory’s compliance with the CLIA SARS–CoV– 2 test result reporting requirements. During an on-site survey, the Conditionlevel laboratory requirement at 42 CFR 493.41and 493.1100(a) are assessed for compliance. The information is used by CMS in determining appropriate Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) when laboratories fail to report as required. Form Number: CMS–10757 (OMB control number: 0938–1391); Frequency: Daily; Affected Public: Private Sector Not-for-profit institutions and State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 77,033; Total Annual Responses: 308,114; Total Annual Hours: 1,386,873 (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Sarah Bennett at 410–786–3354.) Dated: July 26, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–16200 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Public Comment Request; State Annual Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report-National Ombudsman Reporting System; OMB #0985–0005 Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance as required under section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 30-Day notice collects comments on the information collection requirements related to the State Annual Long-Term Care Ombudsman ReportNational Ombudsman Reporting System [OMB #0985–0005]. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by August 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. By mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Bldg., 725 17th St. NW, Rm. 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Louise Ryan, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, (206) 615–2299 or by email: louise.ryan@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, ACL has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is requesting approval to collect data for the State Annual LongTerm Care Ombudsman Report-National Ombudsman Reporting System [OMB #0985–0005]. This request covers minor changes and corrections to the current information collection, with a total of 11,154 annual burden hours. The data collection tool will enhance ACL’s ability to understand and report on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) program operations, experiences of long-term care facility residents and will reflect changes in LTCO program operations and long-term supports and services policies, research, and practices. States will continue to provide the following data and narrative information in the report: 1. Numbers and descriptions of cases filed and complaints made on behalf of long-term care facility residents to the statewide ombudsman program; 2. Major issues identified impacting on the quality of care and life of longterm care facility residents; 3. Statewide program operations; 4. Ombudsman activities in addition to complaint investigation; and 5. Organizational conflict of interest reporting as required by 45 CFR part 1324.21. Comments in Response to the 60-Day Federal Register Notice A notice was published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2021 (86 FR 13720). There were four public comments received during the 60-day FRN. Please see ACLs response to comment listed below. Two of the four respondents (Maryland Ombudsman program and the National Association of State Ombudsman Programs (NASOP)) recommended adding a new complaint code ‘‘infection control.’’ Response: ACL agrees to add one complaint code ‘‘infection control’’ and corresponding definition, examples and reporting tips. The Iowa Ombudsman program recommended adding clarifying information to the Code I05 (Housekeeping) to be inclusive of infection control, ACL will incorporate its suggestion into the new ‘‘Infection control’’ code. Two of the four respondents (Maryland Ombudsman program and NASOP) recommended changes to the ‘‘examples and reporting tips’’ under complaint code J01. Response: ACL agrees to modify the ‘‘examples and reporting tips’’ on Complaint Code J01 ‘‘Administrative oversight’’ to incorporate problems with a facility planning and responding to an emergency. ACL received the following comments and did not accept them for inclusion in NORS. The Maryland Ombudsman proposed adding more detail and examples in the description fields in the following cells: S02, S06, S08, S09, S12.1, and S13 stating that this would give the State Ombudsman more guidance on how to approach the narratives and to help ensure greater consistency across the country. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 143 (Thursday, July 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40847-40848]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16200]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10701 and CMS-10757]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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 (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 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 August 30, 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-and-Guidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html.

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: New Collection (Request 
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: 
Medicare Beneficiary Experiences with Care Survey (MBECS) System; Use: 
The MBECS system is designed to conduct population specific surveys 
that will be administered to the group of interest, fielded one time. 
This means that over the three-year period, two individual surveys will 
be administered. This will allow CMS OMH to respond quickly to the data 
needs of stakeholders with interests in these underrepresented groups. 
Data collected through the MBECS system will be used to better 
understand--and thus serve the needs of--Medicare beneficiaries in 
minority populations. The core questionnaire will collect information 
on communication with medical professionals, coordination of health 
care, experiences getting needed health care, experiences with personal 
doctors and specialists, and key demographics. Data will be compared to 
benchmarks from the FFS CAHPS, MA CAHPS, and NAM CAHPS surveys. The 
population-specific questionnaire module described and submitted via a 
specific collection request will collect information about issues most 
relevant for that particular group of interest.
    The goal of this umbrella data collection effort is to gather data 
via separate surveys on a variety of minority Medicare beneficiaries' 
experiences. Topics and questions of interest may ask about 
beneficiaries' communication with medical professionals, coordination 
of health care, experiences getting needed health care, and experiences 
with personal doctors and specialists. CMS OMH will compare survey data 
to benchmarks from the general population of Medicare beneficiaries 
while controlling for population characteristics, as appropriate.
    Survey respondents will have the opportunity to respond to an MBECS 
survey via a self-administered web-based survey (also called computer-
assisted web interview or CAWI). CAWI technology minimizes respondent 
burden by (1) automatically providing text fills within questions and 
handling skip patterns based on responses to each question; (2) 
allowing respondents to complete the survey at a convenient time; (3) 
allowing respondents to stop and re-enter the survey if needed; and (4) 
capturing data in real-time, thereby eliminating the need for manual 
data entry. Form Number: CMS-10701 (OMB Control number: 0938-New); 
Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; 
Number of Respondents: 13,000; Total Annual Responses: 13,000; Total 
Annual Hours: 4,290 (For policy questions regarding this collection 
contact Luis Pons Perez at 410-786-8557).
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved information collection; Title

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of Information Collection: CLIA Collection of Information Requirements 
Related to SARS-CoV-2 Test Results Reporting; Use: In order to be in 
compliance with the new CLIA mandatory SARS-CoV-2 test results 
reporting requirements, laboratories will need to develop a mechanism 
to track, collect, and report test results as well as update policies 
and procedures. In addition, Accreditation Organizations (AOs) and 
Exempt States (ESs) will need to update laboratory standards to reflect 
the reporting requirements and update policies and procedures related 
to reporting laboratories that do not report test results as required.
    The CDC has an information collection request (OMB Control Number 
0920-1299) in order to collect laboratory data related to the COVID-19 
Pandemic Response. The CMS package (ICR) is for laboratory 
implementation and CMS monitoring of compliance with the CMS-3401-IFC 
CLIA-certified laboratory reporting requirements.
    The information collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services (CMS) or its designee, such as a CMS agent or CMS approved 
laboratory accreditation organization, when conducting inspections will 
be used to determine a laboratory's compliance with the CLIA SARS-CoV-2 
test result reporting requirements. During an on-site survey, the 
Condition-level laboratory requirement at 42 CFR 493.41and 493.1100(a) 
are assessed for compliance. The information is used by CMS in 
determining appropriate Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) when laboratories 
fail to report as required. Form Number: CMS-10757 (OMB control number: 
0938-1391); Frequency: Daily; Affected Public: Private Sector Not-for-
profit institutions and State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of 
Respondents: 77,033; Total Annual Responses: 308,114; Total Annual 
Hours: 1,386,873 (For policy questions regarding this collection 
contact Sarah Bennett at 410-786-3354.)

    Dated: July 26, 2021.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-16200 Filed 7-28-21; 8:45 am]
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