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 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 August 25, 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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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 Start Printed Page 43475the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment:
1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Improving Quality of Care in Medicaid and CHIP through Increased Access to Preventive Services State Survey; Use: The survey will be used to gain a better understanding of state efforts to increase the utilization of preventive services and to develop resources (including educational and outreach resources) to help states increase the utilization of these services. The results will provide a baseline regarding the coverage of preventive services and will help us identify ways to assist states with materials focusing on prevention and technical assistance. The survey has been revised subsequent to the publication of the 60-day Federal Register notice (79 FR 20211).
Form Number: CMS-10521 (OMB control number: 0938—New); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 51; Total Annual Hours: 128. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Mary Beth Hance at 410-786-4299.)
2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision to a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges; Use: Section 1311(i) of the Affordable Care Act requires Exchanges (Marketplaces) to establish a Navigator grant program as part of its function to provide consumers with assistance when they need it. Navigators will assist consumers by providing education about and facilitating selection of qualified health plans (QHPs) within Marketplaces, as well as other required duties. Section 1311(i) requires that a Marketplace operating as of January 1, 2014, must establish a Navigator Program under which it awards grants to eligible individuals or entities who satisfy the requirements to be Exchange Navigators. For Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) and State Partnership Marketplaces (SPMs), we will be awarding these grants. Navigator awardees must provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports to us on the activities performed during the grant period and any sub-awardees receiving funds. We have modified the data collection requirements for the weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports that were provided in the 60-day Federal Register notice (79 FR 20211).
Form Number: CMS-10463 (OMB control number: 0938-1215); Frequency: Annually; Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly; Affected Public: Private sector; Number of Respondents: 99; Total Annual Responses: 5,148; Total Annual Hours: 49,512. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Julia Dreier at 301-492-4123.)
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Dated: July 22, 2014.
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
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