Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Generic Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Citation88 FR 74196
Published date30 October 2023
Record Number2023-23889
CourtCenters For Medicare & Medicaid Services
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 208 (Monday, October 30, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 208 (Monday, October 30, 2023)]
                [Page 74196]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-23889]
                Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
                [Document Identifier: CMS-10434 #77]
                Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Generic
                Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
                AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human
                Services (HHS).
                ACTION: Notice.
                SUMMARY: On May 28, 2010, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
                issued Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) guidance related to the
                ``generic'' clearance process. Generally, this is an expedited process
                by which agencies may obtain OMB's approval of collection of
                information requests that are ``usually voluntary, low-burden, and
                uncontroversial collections,'' do not raise any substantive or policy
                issues, and do not require policy or methodological review. The process
                requires the submission of an overarching plan that defines the scope
                of the individual collections that would fall under its umbrella. On
                October 23, 2011, OMB approved our initial request to use the generic
                clearance process under control number 0938-1148 (CMS-10398). It was
                last approved on April 26, 2021, via the standard PRA process which
                included the publication of 60- and 30-day Federal Register notices.
                The scope of the April 2021 umbrella accounts for Medicaid and CHIP
                State plan amendments, waivers, demonstrations, and reporting. This
                Federal Register notice seeks public comment on one or more of our
                collection of information requests that we believe are generic and fall
                within the scope of the umbrella. Interested persons are invited to
                submit 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
                DATES: Comments must be received by November 13, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the applicable form number
                (see below) and the OMB control number (0938-1148). 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: CMS-10398 (#64)/OMB
                control number: 0938-1148, 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, please access
                the CMS PRA website by copying and pasting the following web address
                into your web browser:
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786-4669.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Following is a summary of the use and burden
                associated with the subject information collection(s). More detailed
                information can be found in the collection's supporting statement and
                associated materials (see ADDRESSES).
                Generic Information Collection
                 1. Title of Information Collection: Medicaid and Continuous
                Eligibility for Children; Type of Information Collection Request:
                Revision of a currently approved collection; Use: Section 5112 of the
                Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA) made it mandatory for
                states to provide 12 months of continuous eligibility for children
                under age 19, whereas previously it was an option states could elect to
                provide and there were flexibilities it how states could design
                continuous eligibly for children. States must indicate in the state
                plan their compliance with the requirement to provide continued
                coverage for hospitalized children and in order to comply with section
                5112 of the CAA must submit a SPA to provide continuous eligibility for
                children if they do not already do so in their Medicaid state plan, or
                if their current continuous eligibility does not comply with the CAA
                requirements. Form Number: CMS-10434 (#77) (OMB control number: 0938-
                1188); Frequency: Once and on occasion; Affected Public: State, Local,
                or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 19; Total Annual
                Responses: 19; Total Annual Hours: 485. For policy questions regarding
                this collection contact: Caroline Haarmann at (667) 230-1850.
                 Dated: October 25, 2023.
                William N. Parham, III,
                Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and
                Regulatory Affairs.
                [FR Doc. 2023-23889 Filed 10-27-23; 8:45 am]
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