Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2022, 58917-58918 [2021-23143]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–6091–N] RIN 0938–ZB70 Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2022 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a $631.00 calendar year (CY) 2022 application fee for institutional providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid program or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP enrollment; or adding a new Medicare practice location. This fee is required with any enrollment application submitted on or after January 1, 2022 and on or before December 31, 2022. DATES: The application fee announced in this notice is effective on January 1, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Whelan, (410) 786–1302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 5862), we published a final rule with comment period titled ‘‘Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary Enrollment Moratoria, Payment Suspensions and Compliance Plans for Providers and Suppliers.’’ This rule finalized, among other things, provisions related to the submission of application fees as part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP provider enrollment processes. As provided in section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and in 42 CFR 424.514, ‘‘institutional providers’’ that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid programs or CHIP, revalidating their enrollment, or adding a new Medicare practice location are required to submit a fee with their enrollment application. An ‘‘institutional provider’’ for purposes of Medicare is defined at § 424.502 as ‘‘any provider or supplier that submits a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 paper Medicare enrollment application using the CMS–855A, CMS–855B (not including physician and non-physician practitioner organizations), CMS–855S, CMS–20134, or associated internetbased PECOS enrollment application.’’ As we explained in the February 2, 2011 final rule (76 FR 5914), in addition to the providers and suppliers subject to the application fee under Medicare, Medicaid-only and CHIP-only institutional providers would include nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), psychiatric residential treatment facilities; they may also include other institutional provider types designated by a state in accordance with their approved state plan. As indicated in § 424.514 and § 455.460, the application fee is not required for either of the following: • A Medicare physician or nonphysician practitioner submitting a CMS–855I. • A prospective or revalidating Medicaid or CHIP provider— ++ Who is an individual physician or non-physician practitioner; or ++ That is enrolled as an institutional provider in Title XVIII of the Act or another state’s Title XIX or XXI plan and has paid the application fee to a Medicare contractor or another state. II. Provisions of the Notice Section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(I) of the Act established a $500 application fee for institutional providers in calendar year (CY) 2010. Consistent with section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(II) of the Act, § 424.514(d)(2) states that for CY 2011 and subsequent years, the preceding year’s fee will be adjusted by the percentage change in the consumer price index (CPI) for all urban consumers (all items; United States city average, CPI–U) for the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the previous year. Each year since 2011, accordingly, we have published in the Federal Register an announcement of the application fee amount for the forthcoming CY based on the formula noted previously. Most recently, in the November 23, 2020 Federal Register (85 FR 74724), we published a notice announcing a fee amount for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 of $599.00. The $599.00 fee amount for CY 2021 was used to calculate the fee amount for 2022 as specified in § 424.514(d)(2). According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the CPU–U increase for the period of July 1, 2020 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58917 through June 30, 2021 was 5.4 percent. As required by § 424.514(d)(2), the preceding year’s fee of $599 will be adjusted by 5.4 percent. This results in a CY 2022 application fee amount of $631.35 ($599 × 1.054). As we must round this to the nearest whole dollar amount, the resultant application fee amount for CY 2022 is $631.00. III. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is, reporting, recordkeeping, or third-party disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. However, it does reference previously approved information collections. The Forms CMS–855A, CMS–855B, and CMS–855I are approved under OMB control number 0938–0685; the Form CMS–855S is approved under OMB control number 0938–1056. IV. Regulatory Impact Statement A. Background and Review Requirements We have examined the impact of this notice as required by Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review (September 30, 1993), Executive Order 13563 on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review (January 18, 2011), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (September 19, 1980, Pub. L. 96– 354), section 1102(b) of the Act, section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (March 22, 1995; Pub. L. 104–4), Executive Order 13132 on Federalism (August 4, 1999), and the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits, including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity. A regulatory impact analysis (RIA) must be prepared for major rules with economically significant effects ($100 million or more in any 1 year). As explained in this section of the notice, we estimate that the total cost of the increase in the application fee will not exceed $100 million. Therefore, this notice does not reach the $100 million E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 58918 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Notices economic threshold and is not considered a major notice. The RFA requires agencies to analyze options for regulatory relief of small businesses. For purposes of the RFA, small entities include small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. Most hospitals and most other providers and suppliers are small entities, either by nonprofit status or by having revenues of less than $7.5 million to $38.5 million in any 1 year. Individuals and states are not included in the definition of a small entity. As we stated in the RIA for the February 2, 2011 final rule with comment period (76 FR 5952), we do not believe that the application fee will have a significant impact on small entities. In addition, section 1102(b) of the Act requires us to prepare a regulatory impact analysis if a rule may have a significant impact on the operations of a substantial number of small rural hospitals. This analysis must conform to the provisions of section 604 of the RFA. For purposes of section 1102(b) of the Act, we define a small rural hospital as a hospital that is located outside of a Metropolitan Statistical Area for Medicare payment regulations and has fewer than 100 beds. We are not preparing an analysis for section 1102(b) of the Act because we have determined, and the Secretary certifies, that this notice would not have a significant impact on the operations of a substantial number of small rural hospitals. Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) also requires that agencies assess anticipated costs and benefits before issuing any rule whose mandates require spending in any 1 year of $100 million in 1995 dollars, updated annually for inflation. In 2021, that threshold was approximately $158 million. The Agency has determined that there will be minimal impact from the costs of this notice, as the threshold is not met under the UMRA. Executive Order 13132 establishes certain requirements that an agency must meet when it promulgates a proposed rule (and subsequent final rule) that imposes substantial direct requirement costs on state and local governments, preempts state law, or otherwise has federalism implications. Since this notice does not impose substantial direct costs on state or local governments, the requirements of Executive Order 13132 are not applicable. B. Costs The costs associated with this notice involve the increase in the application VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 fee amount that certain providers and suppliers must pay in CY 2022. The CY 2022 cost estimates are as follows: 1. Medicare Based on CMS data, we estimate that in CY 2022 approximately— • 10,214 newly enrolling institutional providers will be subject to and pay an application fee; and • 42,117 revalidating institutional providers will be subject to and pay an application fee. Using a figure of 52,331 (10,214 newly enrolling + 42,117 revalidating) institutional providers, we estimate an increase in the cost of the Medicare application fee requirement in CY 2022 of $1,674,592 (or 52,331 × $32 (or $631 minus $599)) from our CY 2021 projections. 2. Medicaid and CHIP Based on CMS and state statistics, we estimate that approximately 30,000 (9,000 newly enrolling + 21,000 revalidating) Medicaid and CHIP institutional providers will be subject to an application fee in CY 2022. Using this figure, we project an increase in the cost of the Medicaid and CHIP application fee requirement in CY 2022 of $960,000 (or 30,000 × $32 (or $631 minus $599)) from our CY 2021 projections. 3. Total Based on the foregoing, we estimate the total increase in the cost of the application fee requirement for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP providers and suppliers in CY 2022 to be $2,634,592 ($1,674,592 + $960,000) from our CY 2021 projections. In accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12866, this notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. 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 19, 2021. Lynette Wilson, Federal Register Liaison, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2021–23143 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[CMS-6091-N]
RIN 0938-ZB70


Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; 
Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2022

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a $631.00 calendar year (CY) 2022 
application fee for institutional providers that are initially 
enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid program or the Children's Health 
Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare, Medicaid, or 
CHIP enrollment; or adding a new Medicare practice location. This fee 
is required with any enrollment application submitted on or after 
January 1, 2022 and on or before December 31, 2022.

DATES: The application fee announced in this notice is effective on 
January 1, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Whelan, (410) 786-1302.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 5862), we published 
a final rule with comment period titled ``Medicare, Medicaid, and 
Children's Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening 
Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary Enrollment Moratoria, Payment 
Suspensions and Compliance Plans for Providers and Suppliers.'' This 
rule finalized, among other things, provisions related to the 
submission of application fees as part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and 
CHIP provider enrollment processes. As provided in section 
1866(j)(2)(C)(i) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and in 42 CFR 
424.514, ``institutional providers'' that are initially enrolling in 
the Medicare or Medicaid programs or CHIP, revalidating their 
enrollment, or adding a new Medicare practice location are required to 
submit a fee with their enrollment application. An ``institutional 
provider'' for purposes of Medicare is defined at Sec.  424.502 as 
``any provider or supplier that submits a paper Medicare enrollment 
application using the CMS-855A, CMS-855B (not including physician and 
non-physician practitioner organizations), CMS-855S, CMS-20134, or 
associated internet-based PECOS enrollment application.'' As we 
explained in the February 2, 2011 final rule (76 FR 5914), in addition 
to the providers and suppliers subject to the application fee under 
Medicare, Medicaid-only and CHIP-only institutional providers would 
include nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons 
with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), psychiatric residential 
treatment facilities; they may also include other institutional 
provider types designated by a state in accordance with their approved 
state plan.
    As indicated in Sec.  424.514 and Sec.  455.460, the application 
fee is not required for either of the following:
     A Medicare physician or non-physician practitioner 
submitting a CMS-855I.
     A prospective or revalidating Medicaid or CHIP provider--
    ++ Who is an individual physician or non-physician practitioner; or
    ++ That is enrolled as an institutional provider in Title XVIII of 
the Act or another state's Title XIX or XXI plan and has paid the 
application fee to a Medicare contractor or another state.

II. Provisions of the Notice

    Section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(I) of the Act established a $500 
application fee for institutional providers in calendar year (CY) 2010. 
Consistent with section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(II) of the Act, Sec.  
424.514(d)(2) states that for CY 2011 and subsequent years, the 
preceding year's fee will be adjusted by the percentage change in the 
consumer price index (CPI) for all urban consumers (all items; United 
States city average, CPI-U) for the 12-month period ending on June 30 
of the previous year. Each year since 2011, accordingly, we have 
published in the Federal Register an announcement of the application 
fee amount for the forthcoming CY based on the formula noted 
previously. Most recently, in the November 23, 2020 Federal Register 
(85 FR 74724), we published a notice announcing a fee amount for the 
period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 of $599.00. The 
$599.00 fee amount for CY 2021 was used to calculate the fee amount for 
2022 as specified in Sec.  424.514(d)(2).
    According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the CPU-U 
increase for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 was 5.4 
percent. As required by Sec.  424.514(d)(2), the preceding year's fee 
of $599 will be adjusted by 5.4 percent. This results in a CY 2022 
application fee amount of $631.35 ($599 x 1.054). As we must round this 
to the nearest whole dollar amount, the resultant application fee 
amount for CY 2022 is $631.00.

III. Collection of Information Requirements

    This document does not impose information collection requirements, 
that is, reporting, recordkeeping, or third-party disclosure 
requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office 
of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995. However, it does reference previously approved information 
collections. The Forms CMS-855A, CMS-855B, and CMS-855I are approved 
under OMB control number 0938-0685; the Form CMS-855S is approved under 
OMB control number 0938-1056.

IV. Regulatory Impact Statement

A. Background and Review Requirements

    We have examined the impact of this notice as required by Executive 
Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review (September 30, 1993), 
Executive Order 13563 on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review 
(January 18, 2011), the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (September 19, 
1980, Pub. L. 96-354), section 1102(b) of the Act, section 202 of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (March 22, 1995; Pub. L. 104-4), 
Executive Order 13132 on Federalism (August 4, 1999), and the 
Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 804(2)).
    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits, including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity. A 
regulatory impact analysis (RIA) must be prepared for major rules with 
economically significant effects ($100 million or more in any 1 year). 
As explained in this section of the notice, we estimate that the total 
cost of the increase in the application fee will not exceed $100 
million. Therefore, this notice does not reach the $100 million

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economic threshold and is not considered a major notice.
    The RFA requires agencies to analyze options for regulatory relief 
of small businesses. For purposes of the RFA, small entities include 
small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and small governmental 
jurisdictions. Most hospitals and most other providers and suppliers 
are small entities, either by nonprofit status or by having revenues of 
less than $7.5 million to $38.5 million in any 1 year. Individuals and 
states are not included in the definition of a small entity. As we 
stated in the RIA for the February 2, 2011 final rule with comment 
period (76 FR 5952), we do not believe that the application fee will 
have a significant impact on small entities.
    In addition, section 1102(b) of the Act requires us to prepare a 
regulatory impact analysis if a rule may have a significant impact on 
the operations of a substantial number of small rural hospitals. This 
analysis must conform to the provisions of section 604 of the RFA. For 
purposes of section 1102(b) of the Act, we define a small rural 
hospital as a hospital that is located outside of a Metropolitan 
Statistical Area for Medicare payment regulations and has fewer than 
100 beds. We are not preparing an analysis for section 1102(b) of the 
Act because we have determined, and the Secretary certifies, that this 
notice would not have a significant impact on the operations of a 
substantial number of small rural hospitals.
    Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) also 
requires that agencies assess anticipated costs and benefits before 
issuing any rule whose mandates require spending in any 1 year of $100 
million in 1995 dollars, updated annually for inflation. In 2021, that 
threshold was approximately $158 million. The Agency has determined 
that there will be minimal impact from the costs of this notice, as the 
threshold is not met under the UMRA.
    Executive Order 13132 establishes certain requirements that an 
agency must meet when it promulgates a proposed rule (and subsequent 
final rule) that imposes substantial direct requirement costs on state 
and local governments, preempts state law, or otherwise has federalism 
implications. Since this notice does not impose substantial direct 
costs on state or local governments, the requirements of Executive 
Order 13132 are not applicable.

B. Costs

    The costs associated with this notice involve the increase in the 
application fee amount that certain providers and suppliers must pay in 
CY 2022. The CY 2022 cost estimates are as follows:
1. Medicare
    Based on CMS data, we estimate that in CY 2022 approximately--
     10,214 newly enrolling institutional providers will be 
subject to and pay an application fee; and
     42,117 revalidating institutional providers will be 
subject to and pay an application fee.
    Using a figure of 52,331 (10,214 newly enrolling + 42,117 
revalidating) institutional providers, we estimate an increase in the 
cost of the Medicare application fee requirement in CY 2022 of 
$1,674,592 (or 52,331 x $32 (or $631 minus $599)) from our CY 2021 
projections.
2. Medicaid and CHIP
    Based on CMS and state statistics, we estimate that approximately 
30,000 (9,000 newly enrolling + 21,000 revalidating) Medicaid and CHIP 
institutional providers will be subject to an application fee in CY 
2022. Using this figure, we project an increase in the cost of the 
Medicaid and CHIP application fee requirement in CY 2022 of $960,000 
(or 30,000 x $32 (or $631 minus $599)) from our CY 2021 projections.
3. Total
    Based on the foregoing, we estimate the total increase in the cost 
of the application fee requirement for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP 
providers and suppliers in CY 2022 to be $2,634,592 ($1,674,592 + 
$960,000) from our CY 2021 projections.
    In accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12866, this 
notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
    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 19, 2021.
Lynette Wilson,
Federal Register Liaison, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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