Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 45 (Friday, March 6, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 45 (Friday, March 6, 2020)]
[Pages 13162-13163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2020-04612]
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
[Document Identifier CMS-10275]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
Comment Request
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is
announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention
to collect
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information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(the 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 60 days for public comment on
the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments
regarding our burden estimates 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 must be received by May 5, 2020.
ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or
OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and
recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways:
    1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to Follow the instructions for ``Comment or
Submission'' or ``More Search Options'' to find the information
collection document(s) that are accepting comments.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following
address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs,
Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB
Control Number ___, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore,
Maryland 21244-1850.
    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
    2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB
number, and CMS document identifier, to [email protected].
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786-4669.
    This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated
with the following information collections. More detailed information
can be found in each collection's supporting statement and associated
materials (see ADDRESSES).
CMS-10275 CAHPS Home Health Care Survey
    Under the 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 requires federal agencies
to publish a 60-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.
Information Collection
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change
of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection:
CAHPS Home Health Care Survey; Use: The national implementation of the
Home Health Care CAHPS Survey is designed to collect ongoing data from
samples of home health care patients who receive skilled services from
Medicare-certified home health agencies.
    The survey is necessary because it fulfills the goal of
transparency with the public about home health patient experiences. The
survey is used by Medicare-certified home health agencies to improve
their internal quality assurance in the care that they provide in home
health. The HHCAHPS survey is also used in a Medicare payment program.
Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) must contract with CMS-
approved survey vendors that conduct the HHCAHPS on behalf of the HHAs
to meet their requirements in the Home Health Quality Reporting
Program. Form Number: CMS-10257 (OMB control number: 0938-1066);
Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number
of Respondents: 1,195,930; Total Annual Responses: 1,294,820; Total
Annual Hours: 453,239. (For policy questions regarding this collection
contact Lori Teichman at 410- 786-6684.)
    Dated: March 3, 2020.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-04612 Filed 3-5-20; 8:45 am]