Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 43256-43257 [2021-16865]

Download as PDF 43256 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 149 / Friday, August 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act; Use: The 2018 final regulations titled ‘‘Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act’’ (83 FR 57536) and ‘‘Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act’’ (83 FR 57592) expand exemptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions for certain entities or individuals whose health plans may otherwise be subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The final regulations extend the exemption to health insurance issuers that hold religious or moral objections in certain circumstances, as well as to additional categories of group health plan sponsors. The 2018 final regulations also leave the accommodation process in place as an optional process for objecting entities who wish to use it, and expand the categories of group health plan sponsors that may avail themselves of the accommodation. To avoid contracting, arranging, paying, or referring for contraceptive coverage, an organization seeking to be treated as an eligible organization may self-certify (by using EBSA Form 700), prior to the beginning of the first plan year to which an accommodation is to apply, that it meets the definition of an eligible organization. The eligible organization must provide a copy of its selfcertification to each health insurance issuer that would otherwise provide such coverage in connection with the health plan (for insured group health plans or student health insurance coverage). The issuer that receives the self-certification must provide separate payments for contraceptive services for plan participants and beneficiaries (or students and dependents). For a selfinsured group health plan, the selfcertification must be provided to its third party administrator. An eligible organization may submit a notification to HHS as an alternative to submitting EBSA Form 700 to the eligible organization’s health insurance issuer or third party administrator. A health insurance issuer or third party administrator providing or arranging payments for contraceptive services for VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Aug 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 participants and beneficiaries in plans (or student enrollees and covered dependents in student health insurance coverage) of eligible organizations must provide a written notice to such plan participants and beneficiaries (or such student enrollees and covered dependents) informing them of the availability of such payments. Under the 2018 final regulations, eligible organizations can revoke the accommodation process if participants and beneficiaries (or student enrollees and covered dependents) receive written notice of such revocation from the issuer or third party administrator, and such revocation will be effective on the first day of the first plan year that begins on or after thirty days after the date of revocation. Final regulations were published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2015 (80 FR 41318) under which qualifying closely held, for-profit entities may avail themselves of the accommodation. Previously, this accommodation had been available only to non-profit eligible organizations. The 2015 final regulations also finalized the 2014 interim final regulations that permit an eligible organization to notify HHS directly that it will not contract, arrange, pay, or refer for all or a subset of contraceptive services. These information collection requirements (ICRs) are intended for use under whichever accommodation process is in effect at the time an entity avails of it (for example, the 2018 final regulations, or the 2015 final regulations). HHS will only implement the ICRs under regulations that are legally in effect at the time the ICRs are used. Form Number: CMS–10653 (OMB Control number 0938–1344); Frequency: On Occasion; Affected Public: Private Sector; Number of Respondents: 60; Number of Responses: 595,312; Total Annual Hours: 72. (For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Usree Bandyopadhyay at 410–786–6650.) Dated: August 2, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–16797 Filed 8–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10775] 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 September 7, 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: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. DATES: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 149 / Friday, August 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Severity Diagnosis Related Groups Reclassification Request (MS–DRGs); Use: Section 1886(d)(4) of the Act establishes a classification system, referred to as DRGs, for inpatient discharges and adjusts payments under the IPPS based on appropriate weighting factors assigned to each MS–DRG. Section 1886(d)(4)(C)(i) of the Act specifies adjustments to the classification and weighting factors shall occur ‘‘at least annually to reflect changes in treatment patterns, technology, and other factors which may change the relative use of hospital resources.’’ The requests are evaluated in the Division of Coding and DRGs (DCDRG) by the DRG and Coding Team and the clinical advisors (medical officers) in both the Technology, Coding and Pricing Group (TCPG) and the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group (HAPG), along with the CMS contractor(s). This team participates via conference calls in the review of MedPAR claims data to analyze and perform clinical review of the requested changes. Based on the examination of claims data and clinical judgment, the team provides recommendations to CMS and HHS leadership for proposed changes. Per the statue, proposed MS–DRG changes and payment adjustments must go through notice and comment rulemaking giving the opportunity for the public to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Aug 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 comment. Finalized MS–DRG changes are effective with discharges on and after October 1, consistent with the beginning of the fiscal year. CMS makes the updated MS–DRG Grouper software and related materials that reflects the changes available to the public for free via download at: https://www.cms.gov/ Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-ServicePayment/AcuteInpatientPPS/MS-DRGClassifications-and-Software. When an application is submitted in MEARISTM, the DRG and Coding Team in DCDRG will have instant access to the application request and accompanying materials to facilitate a more-timely review of the request, including the ability to efficiently inform other team members involved in the process that information is available for their review and input. Form Number: CMS–10775 (OMB control number 0938–New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for-profits, Not-for-profits institutions; Number of Respondents: 50; Total Annual Responses: 50; Total Annual Hours: 48,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Marilu Hue at 410–786–4510.) Dated: August 3, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–16865 Filed 8–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Notice for Extension of the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Indian Health Service, HHS. Notice and request for comments. Request for extension of approval. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917– 0014, titled, ‘‘IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).’’ DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: For Comments: Submit comments to Jackie Santiago by one of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43257 • Email: Jackie.Santiago@ihs.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be made available to the public by publishing them in the 30 day Federal Register notice for this information collection. For this reason, please do not include information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If comments are submitted via email, the email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID (IHS_FRDOC_0001)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Evonne Bennett, Information Collection Clearance Officer at: Evonne.Bennett@ihs.gov or 301–443– 4750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This previously approved information collection project was last published in the Federal Register (83 FR 6601) on February 14, 2018, and allowed 30 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection, which expires November 30, 2021, to OMB for approval of an extension and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. The IHS is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended, and its implementing regulations. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies as required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d) concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 149 (Friday, August 6, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10775]


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 September 7, 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: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html.

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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 Severity Diagnosis Related Groups Reclassification Request 
(MS-DRGs); Use: Section 1886(d)(4) of the Act establishes a 
classification system, referred to as DRGs, for inpatient discharges 
and adjusts payments under the IPPS based on appropriate weighting 
factors assigned to each MS-DRG. Section 1886(d)(4)(C)(i) of the Act 
specifies adjustments to the classification and weighting factors shall 
occur ``at least annually to reflect changes in treatment patterns, 
technology, and other factors which may change the relative use of 
hospital resources.''
    The requests are evaluated in the Division of Coding and DRGs 
(DCDRG) by the DRG and Coding Team and the clinical advisors (medical 
officers) in both the Technology, Coding and Pricing Group (TCPG) and 
the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group (HAPG), along with the CMS 
contractor(s). This team participates via conference calls in the 
review of MedPAR claims data to analyze and perform clinical review of 
the requested changes. Based on the examination of claims data and 
clinical judgment, the team provides recommendations to CMS and HHS 
leadership for proposed changes. Per the statue, proposed MS-DRG 
changes and payment adjustments must go through notice and comment 
rulemaking giving the opportunity for the public to comment. Finalized 
MS-DRG changes are effective with discharges on and after October 1, 
consistent with the beginning of the fiscal year. CMS makes the updated 
MS-DRG Grouper software and related materials that reflects the changes 
available to the public for free via download at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/MS-DRG-Classifications-and-Software.
    When an application is submitted in MEARISTM, the DRG 
and Coding Team in DCDRG will have instant access to the application 
request and accompanying materials to facilitate a more-timely review 
of the request, including the ability to efficiently inform other team 
members involved in the process that information is available for their 
review and input. Form Number: CMS-10775 (OMB control number 0938-New); 
Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or 
other for-profits, Not-for-profits institutions; Number of Respondents: 
50; Total Annual Responses: 50; Total Annual Hours: 48,000. (For policy 
questions regarding this collection contact Marilu Hue at 410-786-
4510.)

    Dated: August 3, 2021.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
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