Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 201 (Friday, October 16, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 201 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65814-65815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22892]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
[Document Identifier: CMS-10749]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
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 (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
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information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
DATES: Comments must be received by December 15, 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
http://www.regulations.gov. 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 https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html.
 2. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786-4669.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Contents
 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-10749 National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)
Supplemental Data Collection
 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: New collection (Request
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection:
National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) Supplemental Data
Collection; Use: The adoption by the Secretary of HHS of the standard
unique health identifier for health care providers is a requirement of
the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
(HIPAA). The unique identifier is to be used on standard transactions
and may be used for other lawful purposes in the health care system.
The CMS Final Rule published on January 23, 2004 adopts the National
Provider Identifier (NPI) as the standard unique health identifier for
health care providers. Health care providers that are covered entities
under HIPAA must apply for and use NPIs in standard transactions. The
law requires that data collection standards for these measures be used,
to the extent that it is practical, in all national population health
surveys. It applies to self-reported optional information only. The law
also requires any data standards published by HHS to comply with
standards created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
 The web based optional data fields can be seen in Appendix A1: Data
Collected for the Office of Minority and Appendix A2: Data collected
for the 21st Century Cures Act, interoperability. The standards apply
to population health surveys sponsored by HHS, where respondents either
self-report information or a knowledgeable person responds for all
members of a household. HHS is implementing these data standards in all
new surveys. Form Number: CMS-10749 (OMB control number: 0938-NEW);
Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other
for-profits, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents:
999,291; Total Annual Responses: 999,291; Total Annual Hours: 169,880.
(For policy questions regarding this collection contact DaVona Boyd at
410-786-7483.)
 Dated: October 9, 2020.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
Regulatory Affairs.
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