Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 40846-40847 [2021-16202]

Download as PDF 40846 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES wages, number of home health agencies and number of OASIS assessments at each time point. Form Number: CMS– 10545 (OMB control number: 0938– 1279); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector (Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 11,400; Total Annual Responses: 17,932,166; Total Annual Hours: 9,893,376. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Joan Proctor at 410–786–0949). 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Granting and Withdrawal of Deeming Authority to Private Nonprofit Accreditation Organizations and CLIA Exemption Under State Laboratory Programs; Use: The information required is necessary to determine whether a private accreditation organization/State licensure program standards and accreditation/licensure process is at least equal to or more stringent than those of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). If an accreditation organization is approved, the laboratories that it accredits are ‘‘deemed’’ to meet the CLIA requirements based on this accreditation. Similarly, if a State licensure program is determined to have requirements that are equal to or more stringent than those of CLIA, its laboratories are considered to be exempt from CLIA certification and requirements. The information collected will be used by HHS to: Determine comparability/equivalency of the accreditation organization standards and policies or State licensure program standards and policies to those of the CLIA program; to ensure the continued comparability/equivalency of the standards; and to fulfill certain statutory reporting requirements. Form Number: CMS–R–185 (OMB control number: 0938–0686); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profits and Notfor-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 9; Total Annual Responses: 9; Total Annual Hours: 5,464. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Arlene Lopez at 410–786–6782.) Dated: July 26, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–16205 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10500] 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 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. SUMMARY: 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: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: Revision of a currently approved information collection; Title of Information Collection: National Implementation of the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Survey; Use: The national implementation of OAS CAHPS is designed to allow third-party, CMS-approved survey vendors to administer OAS CAHPS using mailonly, telephone-only, mixed-mode (mail with telephone follow-up), mixed-mode (web with mail follow-up), or mixedmode (web with telephone follow-up). The information collected in the OAS CAHPS will be used for the following purposes: • To provide a source of information from which selected measures can be publicly reported to beneficiaries to help them make informed decisions for outpatient surgery facility selection; • To aid facilities with their internal quality improvement efforts and external benchmarking with other facilities; and • To provide CMS with information for monitoring and public reporting purposes. CMS established a reporting program in which ASCs and HOPDs can choose to participate in the survey and also choose whether or not to publicly report data. HOPD and ASC facilities that choose to participate contract with a CMS-approved, independent third-party survey vendor to implement the survey on their behalf and to submit the OAS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10500]


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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection; Title of Information Collection: 
National Implementation of the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery 
Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) 
Survey; Use: The national implementation of OAS CAHPS is designed to 
allow third-party, CMS-approved survey vendors to administer OAS CAHPS 
using mail-only, telephone-only, mixed-mode (mail with telephone 
follow-up), mixed-mode (web with mail follow-up), or mixed-mode (web 
with telephone follow-up). The information collected in the OAS CAHPS 
will be used for the following purposes:
     To provide a source of information from which selected 
measures can be publicly reported to beneficiaries to help them make 
informed decisions for outpatient surgery facility selection;
     To aid facilities with their internal quality improvement 
efforts and external benchmarking with other facilities; and
     To provide CMS with information for monitoring and public 
reporting purposes.
    CMS established a reporting program in which ASCs and HOPDs can 
choose to participate in the survey and also choose whether or not to 
publicly report data. HOPD and ASC facilities that choose to 
participate contract with a CMS-approved, independent third-party 
survey vendor to implement the survey on their behalf and to submit the 
OAS

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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-for-profit 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.
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