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

CourtCenters For Medicare & Medicaid Services,Health And Human Services Department
Citation88 FR 54613
Published date11 August 2023
Record Number2023-16804
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 154 (Friday, August 11, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 154 (Friday, August 11, 2023)]
                [Pages 54613-54614]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-16804]
                Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
                [Document Identifier: CMS-10305]
                Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB
                Review; Comment Request
                AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human
                Services (HHS).
                ACTION: Notice.
                [[Page 54614]]
                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
                DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by
                the OMB desk officer by September 11, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
                information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
                this notice to Find this particular
                information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
                Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
                 To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms
                for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, please access
                the CMS PRA website by copying and pasting the following web address
                into your web browser:
                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: Revision of a currently
                approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Part C
                and Part D Data Validation; Use: Sections 1857(e) and 1860D-12 of the
                Social Security Act (``the Act'') authorize CMS to establish
                information collection requirements with respect to MAOs and Part D
                sponsors. Section 1857(e)(1) of the Act requires MAOs to provide the
                Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with
                such information as the Secretary may find necessary and appropriate.
                Section 1857(e)(1) of the Act applies to Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs)
                as indicated in section 1860D-12. Pursuant to statutory authority, CMS
                codified these information collection requirements in regulation at
                Sec. Sec. 422.516(g) Validation of Part C Reporting Requirements, and
                423.514(j) Validation of Part D Reporting Requirements, respectively.
                 Data collected via Medicare Part C and Part D reporting
                requirements are an integral resource for oversight, monitoring,
                compliance and auditing activities necessary to ensure quality
                provision of Medicare benefits to beneficiaries. CMS uses the findings
                collected through the data validation process to substantiate the data
                reported via Medicare Part C and Part D reporting requirements. Data
                validation provides CMS with assurance that plan-reported data are
                credible and consistently collected and reported by Part C and D SOs.
                CMS uses validated data to respond to inquiries from Congress,
                oversight agencies, and the public about Part C and D SOs. The
                validated data also allows CMS to effectively monitor and compare the
                performance of SOs over time. Validated plan-reported data may be used
                for Star Ratings, Display measures and other performance measures.
                Additionally, SOs can take advantage of the DV process to effectively
                assess their own performance and make improvements to their internal
                operations and reporting processes. Form Number: CMS-10305 (OMB control
                number: 0938-1115); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, local,
                or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 809; Total Annual
                Responses: 809; Total Annual Hours: 10,500. For policy questions
                regarding this collection contact Chanelle Jones at 410-786-8008.
                 Dated: August 2, 2023.
                William N. Parham, III,
                Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
                Regulatory Affairs.
                [FR Doc. 2023-16804 Filed 8-10-23; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 4120-01-P

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