2018-12437. Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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 (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 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 on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by July 11, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    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' website 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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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    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:Start Printed Page 27006

    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection;

    Title of Information Collection: Application to be Qualified Entity to Receive Medicare Data for Performance Measurement; Use: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted on March 23, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148). ACA amends section 1874 of the Social Security Act by adding a new subsection (e) to make standardized extracts of Medicare claims data under Parts A, B, and D available to qualified entities to evaluate the performance of providers of services and suppliers. This is the application needed to determine an organization's eligibility as a qualified entity. To implement the requirements outlined in the legislation, CMS established the Qualified Entity Certification Program (QECP) to evaluate an organization's eligibility across three areas: Organizational and governance capabilities, addition of claims data from other sources (as required in the statute), and data privacy and security. This collection covers the application through which organizations provide information to CMS to determine whether they will be approved as a qualified entity. Form Number: CMS-10394 (OMB control number: 0938-1144); Frequency: Reporting-Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector (State, Local, or Tribal Governments, Business or other for-profits, Not-for-Profit Institutions); Number of Respondents: 30; Total Annual Responses: 10; Total Annual Hours: 5,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kari Gaare at 410-786-8612.)

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    Dated: June 5, 2018.

    William N. Parham, III,

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

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12437 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/11/2018
Department:
Health and Human Services Department
Agency:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2018-12437
Dates:
Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by July 11, 2018.
Pages:
27005-27006 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Document Identifiers: CMS-10394
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12437.pdf