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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

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 (the 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 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 burden.

DATES:

Comments must be received by July 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. 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' website address at website address at https://www.cms.gov/​Regulations-and-Guidance/​Legislation/​PaperworkReductionActof1995/​PRA-Listing.html.

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William N. Parham at (410) 786-4669.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Contents

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-10110 Manufacturer Submission of Average Sales Price (ASP) Data for Medicare Part B Drugs and Biologicals

CMS-10156 Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Application and Instructions

CMS-10728 Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration

CMS-R-21 Withholding Medicare Payments to Recover Medicaid Overpayments and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 447.31

Under the 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 Start Printed Page 3239860-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.

Information Collection

1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision with change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Manufacturer Submission of Average Sales Price (ASP) Data for Medicare Part B Drugs and Biologicals; Use: Section 1847A of the Act requires that the Medicare Part B payment amounts for covered drugs and biologicals not paid on a cost or prospective payment basis be based upon manufacturers' average sales price data submitted quarterly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The reporting requirements are specified in 42 CFR part 414 Subpart J.

The Division of Ambulatory Services (DAS), will utilize the ASP data (ASP and number of units sold as specific in section 1847A of the Act) to determine the Medicare Part B drug payment amounts for CY 2005 and beyond. The manufacturers submit their ASP data for all of their NDCs for Part B drugs. DAS compiles the data, analyzes the data and runs the data through software to calculate the volume-weighted ASP for all of the NDCs that are grouped within a given HCPCS code. The formula to calculate the volume-weighted ASP is the Sum (ASP * units) for all NDCs/Sum (units * bill units per pkg) for all NDCs. DAS provides ASP payment amounts for several components within CMS that utilize 1847(A) payment methodologies to implement various payment policies including, but not limited to, ESRD, OPPS, OTP and payment models. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General also uses the ASP data in conducting statutorily mandated studies. Form Number: CMS-10110 (OMB control number: 0938-0921); Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 300; Total Annual Responses: 1,200; Total Annual Hours: 15,600. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Felicia Eggleston at 410 786-9287.)

2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Application and Instructions; Use: Under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and implementing regulations at 42 CFR part 423 subpart R plan sponsors (e.g., employers, unions) who offer prescription drug coverage to their qualified covered retirees are eligible to receive a 28% subsidy for allowable drug costs. In order to qualify, plan sponsors must submit a complete application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a list of retirees for whom it intends to collect the subsidy. Once CMS reviews and analyzes the information on the application and the retiree list, notification will be sent to the plan sponsor about its eligibility to participate in the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program.

CMS has contracted with an outside vendor to assist in the administration of the RDS program; this effort is called the RDS Center. Plan Sponsors will apply on-line for the retiree drug subsidy by logging on to the RDS Secure website. 42 CFR 423.844 describes the requirement for qualified retiree prescription drug plans who want to receive the retiree drug subsidy. Once the Plan Sponsor submits the RDS application via the RDS Secure website (and a valid initial retiree list) CMS, through the use of its contractor, will analyze the application to determine whether the Plan Sponsor qualifies for the RDS. To qualify for the subsidy, the Plan Sponsor must show that its coverage is as generous as, or more generous than, the defined standard coverage under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. Form Number: CMS-10156 (OMB control number: 0938-0957); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for-profits, Not-for-profits institutions; Number of Respondents: 1,803; Total Annual Responses: 1,803; Total Annual Hours: 115,392. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Ivan Iveljic at 410-786-3312.)

3. Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection; Title of Information Collection: Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration; Use: Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (Value in Treatment) is a 4-year demonstration program authorized under section 1866F of the Social Security Act (Act), which was added by section 6042 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act). The purpose of Value in Treatment, as stated in the statute, is to “increase access of applicable beneficiaries to opioid use disorder treatment services, improve physical and mental health outcomes for such beneficiaries, and to the extent possible, reduce Medicare program expenditures.” As required by statute, Value in Treatment will be implemented no later than January 1, 2021.

Section 1866F(c)(1)(A)(ii) specifies that individuals and entities must apply for and be selected to participate in the Value in Treatment demonstration pursuant to an application and selection process established by the Secretary.

Section 1866F(c)(2)(B)(iii) specifies that in order to receive CMF and performance-based incentive payments under the Value in Treatment program, each participant shall report data necessary to: monitor and evaluate the Value in Treatment program; determine if criteria are met; and determine the performance-based incentive payment. Form Number: CMS-10728 (OMB control number: 0938-New); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents: 12,096; Total Annual Responses: 12,096; Total Annual Hours: 1,285. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Rebecca VanAmburg at 410-786-0524.)

4. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Withholding Medicare Payments to Recover Medicaid Overpayments and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 447.31; Use: Certain Medicaid providers that are subject to offsets for the collection of Medicaid overpayments may terminate or substantially reduce their participation in Medicaid, leaving the state Medicaid agency unable to recover the amounts due. Recovery procedures allow for determining the amount of overpayments and offsetting the overpayments by withholding the provider's Medicare payments. To effectuate the withholding, the state agency must provide their respective CMS regional office with certain documentation that identifies the provider and the Medicaid overpayment amount. The agency must also demonstrate that the provider was notified of the overpayment and that demand for the overpayment was made. An opportunity to appeal the overpayment determination must be afforded to the provider by the Medicaid state agency. Lastly, Medicaid state agencies must notify CMS when to terminate the withholding; Form Number: CMS-R-21 (OMB control number: 0938-0287); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 54; Total Annual Start Printed Page 32399Responses: 27; Total Annual Hours: 81. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Stuart Goldstein at 410-786-0694.)

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Dated: May 21, 2020.

William N. Parham, III,

Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2020-11387 Filed 5-28-20; 8:45 am]

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