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 The leading web portal for pharmacy resources, news, education and careers October 19, 2017
Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request - October 19, 2017

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 7/17/17 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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 August 16, 2017.

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' Web site address at Web site 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786-4669.

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, revision 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: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Fee-For-Service Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey; Use: This information collection request's currently approved title is, "Medicare Advantage and Medicare Fee-For-Service Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey." In this iteration we propose to revise the title (see above) to better reflect the data collection.

The primary purpose of the Medicare consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems (CAHPS) surveys is to provide information to Medicare beneficiaries to help them make more informed choices among health and prescription drug plans available to them. The surveys also provides data to help CMS and others monitor the quality and performance of Medicare health and prescription drug plans and identify areas to improve the quality of care and services provided to enrollees of these plans. Form Number: CMS-R-246 (OMB control number: 0938-0732); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Individuals and households; Number of Respondents: 799,650; Total Annual Responses: 799,650; Total Annual Hours: 192,113. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Sarah Gaillot at 410-786-4637.)

2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare/Medicaid Psychiatric Hospital Survey Data and Supporting Regulations; Use: The CMS-724 form is used to collect data that assists us in program planning and evaluation and in maintaining an accurate database on providers participating in the psychiatric hospital program. Specifically, we use the information collected on this form in evaluating the Medicare psychiatric hospital program. The form is also used for audit purposes; determining patient population and characteristics of the hospital; and survey term composition. Form Number: CMS-724 (OMB control number: 0938-0378); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 150; Total Annual Responses: 150; Total Annual Hours: 75. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Stephanie Hursey at 410-786-4349.)

3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Disclosures Required of Certain Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals Regarding Physician Ownership; Use: This information collection relates to the required third party disclosures by certain Medicare-participating hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and physicians to their patients. The intent of the disclosure notice is to assist the patient in making an informed decision regarding their care. The disclosure requires hospitals and CAHs to disclose to its patients whether the hospitals/CAHs are physician-owned and, if so, the names of the physician-owners. The second disclosure requires all hospitals and CAHs that do not have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) on the premises at all times to disclose this to patients upon admission or registration for both inpatient and specified outpatient services. Form Number: CMS-10225 (OMB Control Number: 0938-1034); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private sectorBusiness or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 2,954; Total Annual Responses: 18,876,098; Total Annual Hours: 151,256. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Karena Meushaw at 410-786-2441).

Dated: July 12, 2017.

William N. Parham, III,

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

Notice.

Citation: "82 FR 32708"

Document Number: "Document Identifier: CMS-R-246, CMS-724 and CMS-10225"

Federal Register Page Number: "32708"

"Notices"



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