[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 60 (Monday, March 30, 2015)]
[Pages 16687-16688]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07089]



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10558 and CMS-10463]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

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 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.

DATES: Comments must be received by May 29, 2015.

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' 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-



    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-10558 Information Collection for Machine Readable Data for Provider 
Network and Prescription Formulary Content for FFM QHPs
CMS-10463 Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-
Facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges

    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 60-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. Title of Information Collection: Information Collection for 
Machine Readable Data for Provider Network and Prescription Formulary 
Content for FFM QHPs; Type of Information Collection Request: New 
collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Use: For plan years 
beginning on or after January 1, 2016, qualified health plan (QHP) 
issuers must make available provider and formulary data in a machine- 
readable format. As required by the final rule Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 
2016 (CMS-9944-F), 80 Federal Register 10750 February 27, 2015, QHP 
issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) are required 
to publish information regarding their formulary drug lists and 
provider directories on its Web site in an HHS-specified format, in a 
format and at times determined by HHS. Form Number: CMS-10558 (0938-
New); Frequency: Monthly; Affected Public: Private Sector (Business or 
other For-profits and Not-for-Profit institutions); Number of 
Respondents: 475; Number of Responses: 36; Total Annual Hours: 79,800. 
(For questions regarding this collection, contact Lisa-Ann Bailey at 
(301) 492- 4169.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved information 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 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

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(QHPs) within Exchanges, as well as other required duties. Section 
1311(i) requires that an Exchange 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. In States with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) or 
State Partnership Marketplace (SPM), 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. Form Number: CMS-10463 
(OMB Control Number: 0938-1215); Frequency: Annually; Quarterly; 
Monthly; Weekly; Affected Public: Private sector (For-profit and Not-
for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 102; Total Annual 
Responses: 7,038; Total Annual Hours: 29,226. (For policy questions 
regarding this collection, contact Julia Dreier at 301-492-4123.)

    Dated: March 24, 2015.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-07089 Filed 3-27-15; 8:45 am]