Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

CourtCenters For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Citation86 FR 23384
Publication Date03 May 2021
Record Number2021-09256
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 23384-23385]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-09256]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
                [Document Identifiers: CMS-10450 and CMS-10249]
                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 information technology to minimize the information collection
                burden.
                DATES: Comments must be received by July 2, 2021.
                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: CMS-P-0015A, 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.
                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-10450 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
                (CAHPS) Survey for Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS)
                CMS-10249 Administrative Requirements for Section 6071 of the Deficit
                Reduction Act
                 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 of a currently
                approved Information Collection; Title of Information Collection:
                Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey
                for Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS); Use: CMS is
                submitting updates to one information collection request associated
                with the CAHPS for MIPS survey. The CAHPS for MIPS survey is used in
                the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to collect data on fee-for-service
                Medicare beneficiaries' experiences of care with eligible clinicians
                participating in MIPS and is designed to gather only the necessary data
                that CMS needs for assessing physician quality performance, and related
                public reporting on physician performance, and should complement other
                data collection efforts. The survey consists of the core Agency for
                Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey,
                version 3.0, plus additional survey questions to meet CMS's information
                and program needs. The survey information is used for quality
                reporting, the Care Compare website, and annual statistical experience
                reports describing MIPS data for all MIPS eligible clinicians.
                 This 2021 information collection request addresses changes to the
                CAHPS for MIPS Survey associated with the CY 2021 Physician Fee
                Schedule (PFS) final rule. In order to address the increased use of
                telehealth care due to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19,
                an additional question is added to the CAHPS for MIPS survey to
                integrate one telehealth item to assess the patient-reported usage of
                telehealth services. In addition, the cover page of the CAHPS for MIPS
                Survey is revised to include a reference to care in telehealth
                settings. The CAHPS for MIPS survey results in burden to three
                different types of entities: Groups and virtual groups, vendors, and
                beneficiaries associated with administering the survey. Virtual groups
                are subject to the same requirements as groups; therefore, we will
                refer only to groups as an inclusive term for both unless otherwise
                noted. The estimated time to administer the 2021 CAHPS for MIPS survey
                has increased from 12.9 minutes to 13.1 minutes; however, there was an
                overall decrease in burden as the number of respondents decreased. Form
                Number: CMS-10450 (OMB control number: 0938-1222); Frequency: Yearly;
                Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit
                institutions and Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents:
                30,249; Total Annual Responses: 30,249; Total Annual Hours: 6,902 (For
                policy questions regarding this collection contact Alesia Hovatter at
                410-786-6861.)
                 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently
                approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Administrative
                Requirements for Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act; Use: State
                Operational Protocols should provide enough information such that: The
                CMS
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                Project Officer and other federal officials may use it to understand
                the operation of the demonstration, prepare for potential site visits
                without needing additional information, or both; the State Project
                Director can use it as the manual for program implementation; and
                external stakeholders may use it to understand the operation of the
                demonstration. The financial information collection is used in our
                financial statements and shared with the auditors who validate CMS'
                financial position. The Money Follows the Person Rebalancing
                Demonstration (MFP) Finders File, MFP Program Participation Data file,
                and MFP Services File are used by the national evaluation contractor to
                assess program outcomes while we use the information to monitor program
                implementation. The MFP Quality of Life data is used by the national
                evaluation contractor to assess program outcomes. The evaluation is
                used to determine how participants' quality of life changes after
                transitioning to the community. The semi-annual progress report is used
                by the national evaluation contractor and CMS to monitor program
                implementation at the grantee level. The revisions aim to reduce the
                reporting burden by presenting a substantially revised and shorted
                version of the semi-annual progress report. The budget workbook has
                also been revised to combine two earlier reporting forms. Form Number:
                CMS-10249 (OMB control number: 0938-1053); Frequency: Yearly,
                quarterly, and semi-annually; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal
                Governments; Number of Respondents: 42; Total Annual Responses: 336;
                Total Annual Hours: 2,604. (For policy questions regarding this
                collection contact Todd Wilson at 410-786-3409.)
                 Dated: April 28, 2021.
                William N. Parham, III,
                Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
                Regulatory Affairs.
                [FR Doc. 2021-09256 Filed 4-30-21; 8:45 am]
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