Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.
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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 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 any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Comments must be received by September 3, 2013.
When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number (OCN). 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' Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995.
2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov.
3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.
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Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.
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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-10171 Coordination of Benefits Between Part D Plans and Other Prescription Coverage Providers.
CMS-10207 Physician Self-Referral Exceptions for Electronic Prescribing and Electronic Health Records.
CMS-10476 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Report for Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP).
CMS-855(C) Medicare Enrollment Application for Registration of Eligible Entities That Provide Health Insurance Coverage Complementary to Medicare Part B
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (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.
1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Coordination of Benefits Between Part D Plans and Other Prescription Coverage Providers; Use: We will use the information along with Part D plans, other health insurers or payers, and pharmacies to coordinate prescription drug benefits provided to the Medicare beneficiary. Form Number: CMS-10171 (OCN: 0938-0978): Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 57,116; Total Annual Responses: 2,402,582; Total Annual Hours: 5,205,128. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Heather Rudo at 410-786-7627.)
2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Physician Self-Referral Exceptions for Electronic Prescribing and Electronic Health Records; Use: The collected information would be used for enforcement purposes. Specifically, if we were investigating the financial relationships between donors and physicians to determine whether the provisions in the exceptions at 42 CFR 411.357(v) and (w) were met, first, we would review the written agreements that indicate what items and services each entity intended to provide. Form Number: CMS-10207 (OCN: 0938-1009); Frequency: Monthly; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 9,409; Total Annual Responses: 17,744; Total Annual Hours: 1,896. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Michael Zleit at 410-786-2050.)
3. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Report for Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP); Use: We will use the data collection of annual reports provided by plan sponsors for each contract to ensure that beneficiaries are receiving value for their premium dollar by calculating each contract's medical loss ratio (MLR) and any remittances due for the respective MLR reporting year. The recordkeeping requirements will be used to determine plan sponsors' compliance with the MLR requirements, including compliance with how plan sponsors' experience is to be reported, and how their MLR and any remittances are calculated. Form Number: CMS-10476 (OCN: 0938-New); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 616; Total Annual Responses: 616; Total Annual Hours: 28,980. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Ilina Chaudhuri at 410-786-8628.)
4. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Medicare Enrollment Application for Registration of Eligible Entities That Provide Health Insurance Coverage Complementary to Medicare Part B; Use: The primary Start Printed Page 40484function of a Medicare enrollment application is to gather information from a provider, supplier or other entity that tells us who it is, whether it meets certain qualifications to be a health care provider, supplier or entity, where it practices or renders its services, the identity of the owners of the enrolling entity, and information necessary to establish correct claims payments. We are adding a new CMS-855 Medicare Registration Application, the CMS-855C: Medicare Enrollment Application for Registration of Eligible Entities That Provide Health Insurance Coverage Complementary to Medicare Part B. This Medicare registration application is to be completed by all entities that provide a complimentary health benefit plan and intend to bill Medicare as an indirect payment procedure (IPP) biller and the entity or health plan meets all Medicare requirements to submit claims for indirect payments. The entity must furnish the name of at least one authorized official, preferably the administrator of the health plan, who must sign this registration application attesting that the registering entity meets the requirements to register as an indirect payment procedure biller and will also abide by the requirements stated in the Certification & Attestation Statement in Section 10 of the application.
The CMS-855C will be submitted at the time the applicant first requests a Medicare identification number for the sole purpose of submitting claims under the “Indirect Payment Procedure (IPP)” for reimbursement, and when necessary to report any changes to information previously submitted. The application will be used by Medicare contractors to collect data to ensure the applicant has the necessary credentials to submit Medicare claims for reimbursement, including information that allows Medicare contractors to ensure that the entity and its owners and administrators are not sanctioned from the Medicare program, or debarred, suspended or excluded from any other Federal agency or program. Form Number: CMS-855(C) (OCN: 0938-New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 440; Total Annual Responses: 440; Total Annual Hours: 500. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kim McPhillips at 410-786-5374.)
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Dated: June 28, 2013.
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
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