Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 57431-57432 [2021-22527]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices ++ The comparability of AAAASF’s processes to those of state agencies, including survey frequency, and the ability to investigate and respond appropriately to complaints against accredited RHCs. ++ AAAASF’s processes and procedures for monitoring RHCs found out of compliance with AAAASF’s program requirements. These monitoring procedures are used only when AAAASF identifies noncompliance. If noncompliance is identified through validation reviews or complaint surveys, the state survey agency monitors corrections as specified at § 488.9(c). ++ AAAASF’s capacity to report deficiencies to the surveyed RHCs and respond to the RHC’s plan of correction in a timely manner. ++ AAAASF’s capacity to provide us with electronic data and reports necessary for effective validation and assessment of the organization’s survey process. ++ The adequacy of AAAASF’s staff and other resources, and its financial viability. ++ AAAASF’s capacity to adequately fund required surveys. ++ AAAASF’s policies with respect to whether surveys are announced or unannounced, to assure that surveys are unannounced. ++ AAAASF’s policies and procedures to avoid conflicts of interest, including the appearance of conflicts of interest, involving individuals who conduct surveys or participate in accreditation decisions. ++ AAAASF’s agreement to provide us with a copy of the most current accreditation survey together with any other information related to the survey as we may require (including corrective action plans). IV. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is reporting, recordkeeping or thirdparty disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). V. Response to Comments Because of the large number of public comments, we normally receive on Federal Register documents, we are not able to acknowledge or respond to them individually. We will consider all comments we receive by the date and time specified in the DATES section of this notice. Upon completion of our VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 evaluation, including evaluation of comments received as a result of this notice, we will publish a final notice in the Federal Register summarizing our response to comments and announcing the result of our evaluation. The Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, having reviewed and approved this document, authorizes Lynette Wilson, who is the Federal Register Liaison, to electronically sign this document for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Dated: October 12, 2021. Lynette Wilson, Federal Register Liaison, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2021–22506 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–10781 and CMS– 216–94] 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: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57431 Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by November 15, 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/Paperwork ReductionActof1995/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); Title of Information Collection: FOIA/Privacy Act Requests for Medicare Claims Data via CMS FOIA Public Portal; Use: This collection of information is dedicated to Medicare beneficiaries and third-party requesters (law firms or others) acting on behalf of beneficiaries that are making requests for CMS to produce Medicare beneficiary records through 5 U.S.C. 552(b) (See also 42 CFR 401.136). Currently the requests are mailed/faxed/ emailed to CMS. The new online portal will allow for ease and efficiency to upload the request and required DATES: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 57432 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices authorization, which will be quickly and securely sent directly to CMS. Additionally, with the new online portal, requesters will be able to securely submit requests electronically that contain PHI or PII; they will be advised that MyMedicare.gov/Blue Button is an online service available for beneficiaries to set up an account to access their own records and give authorization to share with third parties. This secure public online portal will be integrated with the agency’s current FOIA/Privacy Act case management system to ensure a centralized location for housing, securing, tracking and processing the incoming requests (See 45 CFR 5.22 and 5.24). Form Number: CMS–10781 (OMB control number: 0938–New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 19,000; Total Annual Responses: 360; Total Annual Hours: 17,160. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Hugh Gilmore at 410–786– 5352). 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Organ Procurement Organization Histocompatibility Laboratory Cost Report; Use: The Form CMS–216–94 cost report is needed to determine Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)/ Histocompatibility Lab (HL) reasonable costs incurred in procuring and transporting organs for transplant into Medicare beneficiaries and reimbursement due to or from the provider. The reasonable costs of procuring and transporting organs cannot be determined for the fiscal year until the OPO/HL files its cost report and costs are verified by the Medicare contractor. During the fiscal year, an interim rate is established based on cost report data from the previous year. The OPO/HL bills the transplant hospital for services rendered. The transplant hospital pays interim payments, approximating reasonable cost, to the OPO/HL. The Form CMS–216–94 cost report is filed by each OPO/HL at the end of its fiscal year and there is a cost report settlement to take into account increases or decreases in costs. The cost report reconciliation and settlement take into consideration the difference between the total reasonable costs minus the total interim payments received or receivable from the transplant centers. Form Number: CMS– 216–94 (OMB Control number: 0938– 0102); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 95; Total Annual Responses: 95; Total Annual Hours: 4,275 (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Luann Piccione at 410–786–5423) Dated: October 12, 2021. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–22527 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee (NAC) Recommendations and State SelfAssessment Survey Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting an extension to continue use of an existing information collection: The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State SelfAssessment Survey (0970–0560). No changes are proposed. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision about the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed SUMMARY: 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. You can also obtain copies of the proposed collection of information by emailing OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All emailed requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 mandated the NAC to develop a report describing how each state has implemented its recommendations to address sex trafficking in children and youth. The NAC proposed to administer a survey allowing states to assess their progress in implementing NAC recommendations. Submissions allow states to document their efforts in the following sections: Multidisciplinary Response, Screening and Identification, Child Welfare, Service Provision, Housing, Law Enforcement and Prosecution, Judiciary, Demand Reduction, Prevention, Legislation and Regulation, Research and Data, and Funding. Each state will have the opportunity to provide a self-assessed tier ranking for each recommendation, a justification of their assessment, sources for their assessment, and the public or private nature of those sources. The survey was initially launched in March 2021 with a due date in June 2021. We are requesting an extension to allow states ample time to collaborate and compile their responses. There are no changes proposed. Respondents: State Governors, child welfare agencies, local law enforcement, and other local agencies. Annual Burden Estimates: Each state is responsible for collaborating with governors, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts, child welfare agencies, and other local agencies and relevant groups to provide their selfassessment of their state’s implementation efforts. The opportunity burden is calculated below, assuming five respondents for each state: TABLE 1—OPPORTUNITY BURDEN Total number of respondents contributing for 50 states Instrument NAC Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey ..................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Total number of responses per respondent 250 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 1 15OCN1 Average burden hours per response 6.85 Total/annual burden hours 1,713

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier CMS-10781 and CMS-216-94]


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 November 15, 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.

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); Title of Information Collection: FOIA/Privacy 
Act Requests for Medicare Claims Data via CMS FOIA Public Portal; Use: 
This collection of information is dedicated to Medicare beneficiaries 
and third-party requesters (law firms or others) acting on behalf of 
beneficiaries that are making requests for CMS to produce Medicare 
beneficiary records through 5 U.S.C. 552(b) (See also 42 CFR 401.136). 
Currently the requests are mailed/faxed/emailed to CMS. The new online 
portal will allow for ease and efficiency to upload the request and 
required

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authorization, which will be quickly and securely sent directly to CMS. 
Additionally, with the new online portal, requesters will be able to 
securely submit requests electronically that contain PHI or PII; they 
will be advised that MyMedicare.gov/Blue Button is an online service 
available for beneficiaries to set up an account to access their own 
records and give authorization to share with third parties. This secure 
public online portal will be integrated with the agency's current FOIA/
Privacy Act case management system to ensure a centralized location for 
housing, securing, tracking and processing the incoming requests (See 
45 CFR 5.22 and 5.24). Form Number: CMS-10781 (OMB control number: 
0938-New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Individuals or 
Households; Number of Respondents: 19,000; Total Annual Responses: 360; 
Total Annual Hours: 17,160. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Hugh Gilmore at 410-786-5352).
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without 
change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information 
Collection: Organ Procurement Organization Histocompatibility 
Laboratory Cost Report; Use: The Form CMS-216-94 cost report is needed 
to determine Organ Procurement Organization (OPO)/Histocompatibility 
Lab (HL) reasonable costs incurred in procuring and transporting organs 
for transplant into Medicare beneficiaries and reimbursement due to or 
from the provider. The reasonable costs of procuring and transporting 
organs cannot be determined for the fiscal year until the OPO/HL files 
its cost report and costs are verified by the Medicare contractor. 
During the fiscal year, an interim rate is established based on cost 
report data from the previous year. The OPO/HL bills the transplant 
hospital for services rendered. The transplant hospital pays interim 
payments, approximating reasonable cost, to the OPO/HL. The Form CMS-
216-94 cost report is filed by each OPO/HL at the end of its fiscal 
year and there is a cost report settlement to take into account 
increases or decreases in costs. The cost report reconciliation and 
settlement take into consideration the difference between the total 
reasonable costs minus the total interim payments received or 
receivable from the transplant centers. Form Number: CMS-216-94 (OMB 
Control number: 0938-0102); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: 
Private Sector--Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 
95; Total Annual Responses: 95; Total Annual Hours: 4,275 (For policy 
questions regarding this collection contact Luann Piccione at 410-786-
5423)

    Dated: October 12, 2021.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-22527 Filed 10-14-21; 8:45 am]
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