Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69380-69382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27280]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
[Document Identifiers: CMS-10108, CMS-10243, CMS-10383, CMS-10609, CMS-
R-131 and CMS-10662]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 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 January 17, 2020.
ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections,
please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be
assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by
the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk
Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-5806 OR Email:
[email protected].
    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.
    1. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB
number, and CMS document identifier, to [email protected].
    2. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.
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: Extension of a currently
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Managed
Care Regulations; Use: The requirements contained in this information
collection request implement regulations that allow states greater
flexibility to implement mandatory managed care programs, implement new
beneficiary protections, and eliminate certain requirements viewed by
state agencies as impediments to the growth of managed care programs.
Information collected includes information about managed care programs,
grievances and appeals, enrollment broker contracts, and managed care
organizational capacity to provide health care services. Medicaid
enrollees use the information collected and reported to make informed
choices regarding health care, including how to access health care
services and the grievance and appeal system. States use the
information collected and reported as part of its contracting process
with managed care entities, as well as its compliance oversight role.
We use the information collected and reported in an oversight role of
state Medicaid managed care programs. Form Number:
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CMS-10108 (OMB control number: 0938-0920); Frequency: Occasionally;
Affected Public: Individuals or households, Private sector (business or
other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions), and State, local or
Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 628; Total Annual Responses:
22,564,877; Total Annual Hours: 1,371,968. (For policy questions
regarding this collection contact Amy Gentile at 410-786-3499.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Testing
Experience and Functional Tools: Functional Assessment Standardized
Items (FASI) Based on the CARE Tool; Use: In 2012, CMS funded a project
entitled, Technical Assistance to States for Testing Experience and
Functional Tools (TEFT) Grants. One component of this demonstration is
to amend and test the reliability of a setting-agnostic, interoperable
set of data elements, called ``items,'' that can support standardized
assessment of individuals across the continuum of care. Items that were
created for use in post-acute care settings using the Continuity
Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) tool have been adopted,
modified, or supplemented for use in community-based long-term services
and supports (CB-LTSS) programs. This project will test the reliability
and validity of the function-related assessment items, now referred to
as Functional Assessment Standardized Items (FASI), when applied in
community settings, and in various populations: Elders (65 years and
older); younger adults (18-64) with physical disabilities; and adults
of any age with intellectual or developmental disabilities, with severe
mental illness, or with traumatic brain injury.
    Individual-level data will be collected two times using the TEFT
FASI Item Set. The first data collection effort will collect data that
can be analyzed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the FASI
items when used with the five waiver populations. Assessors will
conduct functional assessments in client homes using the TEFT FASI Item
Set. Changes may be recommended to individual TEFT FASI items, to be
made prior to releasing the TEFT FASI items for use by the states. The
FASI Field Test Report will be released to the public.
    The second data collection will be conducted by the states to
demonstrate their use of the FASI data elements. The assessment data
could be used by the states for multiple purposes. They may use the
standardized items to determine individual eligibility for state
programs, or to help determine levels of care within which people can
receive services, or other purposes. In the second round of data
collection, states will demonstrate their proposed uses, manage their
FASI data collection and conduct their own analysis, to the extent they
propose to do such tasks. The states have been funded under the
demonstration grant to conduct the round 2 data collection and
analysis. These states will submit reports to CMS describing their
experience in the Round 2 data collection, including the items they
collected, how they planned to use the data, and the types of
challenges and successes they encountered in doing so. The reports may
be used by CMS in their evaluation of the TEFT grants. Form Number:
CMS-10243 (OMB control number: 0938-1037); Frequency: On occasion;
Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents:
5,650; Total Annual Responses: 5,650; Total Annual Hours: 2,825. (For
policy questions regarding this collection contact Kerry Lida at 410-
786-4826.)
    3. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Review
and Approval Process for Waivers for State Innovation; Use: The
information required under this collection is necessary to ensure that
states comply with statutory and regulatory requirements related to the
development and implementation of section 1332 waivers. States seeking
waiver authority under section 1332 of the PPACA are required to meet
certain requirements for applications, public notice, and reporting.
The authority for these requirements is found in section 1332 of the
PPACA. This information collection reflects the requirements provided
in the final rules, 77 FR 11700, published February 27, 2012.
Additionally, on October 24, 2018, the Departments published guidance,
83 FR 53575, that provides supplementary information about the
requirements that must be met for the approval of a section 1332
waiver, the Secretaries application review procedures, the calculation
of pass-through funding, certain analytical requirements, and
operational considerations. This guidance supersedes the guidance
related to section 1332 of the PPACA that was previously published on
December 16, 2015. This information collection also reflects the
requirements outlined in a state's specific terms and conditions
(STCs), as part of the approval of a state's section 1332 waiver
application. Form Number: CMS-10383 (OMB control number 0938-NEW);
Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State Governments; Number of
Respondents: 12; Total Annual Responses: 212; Total Annual Hours:
4,016. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Michelle
Koltov at 301-492-4225.)
    4. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Program
Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services and Supporting
Regulations; Use: 42 CFR 440.70(f) and (g) requires that physicians (or
for medical equipment, authorized non-physician practitioners (NPPs)
including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and physician
assistants) document that there was a face-to-face encounter with the
Medicaid beneficiary prior to the physician making a certification that
home health services are required. The burden associated with this
requirement is the time and effort to complete this documentation. The
burden also includes writing, typing, or dictating the face-to-face
documentation and signing/dating the documentation. Form Number: CMS-
10609 (OMB control number: 0938-1319); Frequency: Occasionally;
Affected Public: Private sector (business or other for-profits); Number
of Respondents: 381,148; Total Annual Responses: 1,143,443; Total
Annual Hours: 190,955. (For policy questions regarding this collection
contact Alexandra Smilow at 410-786-0790.)
    5. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change
of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection:
Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN); Use: The use of the
written Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) is to inform
Medicare beneficiaries of their liability under specific conditions.
This has been available since the ``limitation on liability''
provisions in section 1879 of the Social Security Act (the Act) were
enacted in 1972 (Pub. L. 92-603). ABNs are not given every time items
and services are delivered. Rather, ABNs are given only when a
physician, provider, practitioner, or supplier anticipates that
Medicare will not provide payment in specific cases.
    An ABN may be given, and the beneficiary may subsequently choose
not to receive the item or service. An ABN may also be issued because
of other applicable statutory requirements other than Sec.  1862(a)(1)
such as when a beneficiary wants to obtain an item from
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a supplier who has not met Medicare supplier number requirements, as
listed in section 1834(j)(1) of the Act or when statutory requirements
for issuance specific to HHAs are applicable.
    ABNs are usually given as hard copy notices during in-person
patient encounters. In some cases, notification may be done by
telephone with a follow-up notice mailed. Electronic issuance of ABNs
is permitted as long as the beneficiary is offered the option to
receive a paper copy of the notice if this is preferred. Regardless of
the mode of delivery, the beneficiary must receive a copy of the signed
ABN for his/her own records. Incorporation of ABNs into other automated
business processes is permitted, and some limited flexibility in
formatting the notice in such cases is allowed, as discussed in the
form instructions. Notifiers may choose to store the required signed
copy of the ABN electronically. Form Number: CMS-R-131 (OMB control
number: 0938-0566); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Local,
or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 1,589,060; Total Annual
Responses: 382,216,385; Total Annual Hours: 44,593,186. (For policy
questions regarding this collection contact Jennifer McCormick at 410-
786-2852.)
    6. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection:
Administrative Simplification HIPAA Compliance Review; Use: The
authority for administering and enforcing compliance with the
Administrative Simplification non-privacy Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules has been delegated to the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (68 FR 60694 Part F, October
23, 2003) 45 CFR 160.308 states, ``that the Secretary may conduct
compliance reviews to determine whether covered entities are complying
with the applicable administrative simplification provisions.'' These
reviews are conducted at the discretion of the Secretary. Title 45 CFR
160.310 requires that a covered entity provide records and compliance
reports to the Secretary in cooperation with a compliance review. Title
45 CFR 160.310 provides that a covered entity must permit HHS, or its
delegated entity, access during normal business hours to its
facilities, books, records, and other information, and other
information necessary to determine compliance, but also provides that
if the Secretary determines that ``exigent circumstances exist, such as
when documents may be hidden or destroyed,'' the covered entity must
permit access at any time without notice.
    The purpose of this collection is to retrieve information necessary
to conduct a compliance review as described in CMS-0014-N (68 FR
60694). These forms will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services (CMS), Program Management National Standards Group,
from entities covered by HIPAA Administrative Simplification
regulations. This collection is not applicable to HIPAA Privacy and
Security Rules. Form Number: CMS-10662 (OMB control number: 0938-New);
Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal
Governments; Number of Respondents: 10; Total Annual Responses: 10;
Total Annual Hours: 425. (For policy questions regarding this
collection contact Cecily Austin at 410-786-0895.)
    Dated: December 13, 2019.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-27280 Filed 12-17-19; 8:45 am]
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