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 Start Printed Page 20210(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 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 on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by May 12, 2014.
When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-5806 or Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.
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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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: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Quarterly Statement of Budget for Medical Assistance; Use: We require that each State Medicaid agency quarterly submit the Form CMS-37 via the web-based Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program Budget and Expenditure System (MBES/CBES). Due dates are November 15, February 15, May 15 and August 15 of each fiscal year. The addendum provides a description of forms contained in this package. All submissions represent equally important components of the grant award cycle, but the May and November submissions are particularly significant for budget formulation. The November submission introduces a new fiscal year to the budget cycle and serves as the basis for the formulation of the Medicaid portion of the President's Budget, which is presented to Congress in January. The February and August submissions are used primarily for budget execution in providing interim updates to our Office of Financial Management, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget and Congress depending on the scheduling of the national budget review process in a given fiscal year. These submissions provide us with base information necessary to track current year obligations and expenditures in relation to the current year appropriation and to notify senior managers of any impending surpluses or deficits. Form Number: CMS-37 (OCN: 0938-0101); Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 224; Total Annual Hours: 7,616. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Abraham John at 410-786-4519).
2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Quarterly Statement of Expenditure for Medical Assistance; Use: Section 1903 of the Social Security Act provides the authority for collecting this information. States are required to submit the form CMS-64 quarterly to us no later than 30 days after the end of the quarter being reported. These submissions provide us with the information necessary to issue the quarterly grant awards, monitor current year expenditure levels, determine the allowability of State claims for reimbursement, develop Medicaid financial management information provide for State reporting of waiver expenditures, ensure that the federally-established limit is not exceeded for HCBS waivers, and to allow for the implementation of the Assignment of Rights and Part A and Part B Premium (i.e., accounting for overdue Part A and Part B Premiums under State buy-in agreements)—Billing Offsets. Form Number: CMS-64 (OCN: 0938-0067); Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 224; Total Annual Hours: 16,464. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Abraham John at 410-786-4519).
3. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title: Health Care Reform Insurance Web Portal Requirements; Use: This information collection is mandated by Sections 1103 and 10102 of the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act, Public Law 111-148 (ACA). Once all of the information is collected from insurance issuers of major medical health insurance (hereon referred to as issuers) and other affected parties, it will be displayed at http://www.healthcare.gov. Issuers are required to provide information quarterly, and healthcare.gov will be updated on a periodic schedule during each quarter. The information provided will help the general public make educated decisions about organizations providing private health care insurance. We are currently updating a system (hereon referred to as web portal) where state Departments of Insurance and issuers may log in using a custom user ID and password validation. The states may be asked to provide information on issuers in their state and various Web sites maintained for consumers. The issuers will be tasked with providing information on their major medical insurance products and plans. They will ultimately be given the choice to download a basic information template to enter data then upload into the web portal; to manually enter data within the web portal itself; or to submit .xml files containing their information. Once the states and issuers submit their data, they Start Printed Page 20211will receive an email notifying them of any errors, and that their submission was received. We are both mandating the issuers verify and update their information on a quarterly basis and requesting that States verify State-submitted information on an annual basis. In the event that an issuer enhances its existing plans, proposes new plans, or deactivates plans, the organization would be required to update the information in the web portal. Changes occurring during the three month quarterly periods will be allowed utilizing effective dates for both the plans and rates associated with the plans. Form Number: CMS-10320 (OCN: 0938-1086); Frequency: Annually, Quarterly; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 801; Total Annual Responses: 3,051; Total Annual Hours: 27,833. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kim Heckstall at 410-786-1647.)
4. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medication Therapy Management Program Improvements; Use: Information collected by Part D medication therapy management programs (as required by the standardized format for the comprehensive medication review summary) will be used by beneficiaries or their authorized representatives, caregivers, and their healthcare providers to improve medication use and achieve better healthcare outcomes. Subsequent to the publication of the 60-day Federal Register notice (January 17, 2014; 79 FR 3207) non-substantive changes have been made to the information collection request. Form Number: CMS-10396 (OCN: 0938-1154); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private sector (Business or other for-profits); Number of Respondents: 682; Total Annual Responses: 280,352; Total Annual Hours: 186,901. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Gary Wirth at 410-786-3977).
5. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Budget Workload Reports and Supporting Regulations; Use: We will use the collected information to determine the amount of Federal reimbursement for surveys conducted. Use of the information includes program evaluation, audit, budget formulation and budget approval. Form CMS-102 is a multi-purpose form designed to capture and record all budget and expenditure data. Form CMS-105 captures the annual projected CLIA workload that the State survey agency will accomplish. Our regional offices also use the information to approve the annual projected CLIA workload. The information is required as part of the section 1864 agreement with the state. Form Numbers: CMS-102 and CMS-105 (OCN: 0938-0599); Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 50; Total Annual Responses: 50; Total Annual Hours: 4,500. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Angela Stancel at 410-786-4876.)
6. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Drug Program—Monthly and Quarterly Drug Reporting Format; Use: Labelers must transmit drug data to us within 30 days after the end of each calendar month and quarter. We calculate the unit rebate amount (URA) for each National Drug Code and distributes to all state Medicaid agencies. States use the URA to invoice the labeler for rebates. The monthly data is used to calculate Federal Upper Limit prices for applicable drugs and for states that opt to use this data to establish their pharmacy reimbursement methodology. Form Number: CMS-367 (OCN: 0938-0578); Frequency: Monthly and quarterly; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 610; Total Annual Responses: 9,760; Total Annual Hours: 144,448. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Samone Angel at 410-786-1123.)
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Dated: April 8, 2014.
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
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