[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Pages 14516-14517]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05555]



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifiers: CMS-10632]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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 (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: 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 April 20, 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: 
[email protected].
    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 [email protected].
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

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

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:
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (Request 
for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: 
Evaluating Coverage to Care (C2C); Use: CMS OMH has contracted with the 
RAND Corporation to evaluate From Coverage to Care (C2C). From the 
beginning of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, the Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) 
recognized that achieving better health and reduced health care costs 
would require individuals to take an active role in their health care 
and regularly use primary and preventive care services. To address this 
need, CMS OMH launched From Coverage to Care (C2C) in June 2014. C2C 
was designed to help consumers understand what it means to have health 
insurance coverage, how to find a provider, when and where to seek 
appropriate health services, and why prevention and partnering with a 
provider is important for achieving optimal health. It was also 
designed to equip health care providers and stakeholders in the 
community who support consumers' connection to care with the tools 
needed to promote consumer engagement and to promote changes in the 
health care system that improve access to care. As part of C2C, CMS 
produced a range of consumer-oriented materials, both Web-based and in 
print. The most in-depth of the print materials is an eight-step 
booklet titled ``A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You.'' Based 
on the need for the information to be communicated in smaller, more 
digestible packets, booklets were developed to correspond to each of 
the eight steps. Four of the most popular pages of the Roadmap have 
been made available as single-page handouts for easier distribution. 
These materials are currently available in eight languages, including 
English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and 
    Since the national launch in 2014, CMS has disseminated C2C through 
speaking engagements, webinars, and meetings sponsored by CMS regional 
offices. CMS fills product orders and recently completed a redesign of 
the C2C Web site. C2C has grown to address emerging needs of consumers, 
as well as stakeholders or organizations that work with and support 
consumers, across the full continuum of health insurance and care: Plan 
selection, enrollment, finding a provider, and engaging in care over 
    RAND spent the past year designing and preparing for this 
evaluation to assess C2C's impact on consumer health insurance literacy 
and care utilization. This evaluation will also help CMS understand how 
C2C is spread within a community and disseminated to consumers, and in 
turn how best to maximize C2C's impact. The next three years will be 
dedicated to implementing the evaluation described in this submission. 
We are proposing four data collection activities: (1) A cross-sectional 
survey of organizations that have ordered and used the materials with 
consumers; (2) A cross-sectional survey of consumers, drawn from the 
Knowledge Networks panel, to measure the association between C2C and 
consumer knowledge and behavior; (3) semi-structured interviews with 
staff from a limited set of community organizations as part of a case 
study; and (4) focus groups of consumers as part of a case study. The 
case study will be conducted in a community where English is not the 
preferred language, and where C2C materials in another

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language (e.g., Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, 
Russian, and Vietnamese) were used with consumers. Form Number: CMS-
10632 (OMB control number: 0938--New); Frequency: Occasionally; 
Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 
3,460; Total Annual Responses: 3,460; Total Annual Hours: 1,176. (For 
policy questions regarding this collection contact Ashley Peddicord-
Austin at 410-786-0757).

    Dated: March 16, 2017.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-05555 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]