[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 135 (Monday, July 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 32708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14959]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10114]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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.

DATES: Comments must be received by September 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or 
OMB control number (OCN). 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 [email protected].
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-
1326.

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).
    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.

CMS-10114 National Provider Identifier (NPI) Application and Update 
Form and Supporting Regs in 45 CFR 142.408, 45 CFR 162.408, 45 CFR 
162.406

    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. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection;
    Title of Information Collection: National Provider Identifier (NPI) 
Application and Update Form and Supporting Regulations in 45 CFR 
142.408, 45 CFR 162.406, 45 CFR 162.408; Use: The National Provider 
Identifier Application and Update Form is used by health care providers 
to apply for NPIs and furnish updates to the information they supplied 
on their initial applications. The form is also used to deactivate 
their NPIs if necessary. The original application form was approved in 
February 2005 and has been in use since May 23, 2005. The form is 
available on paper or can be completed via a web-based process. Health 
care providers can mail a paper application, complete the application 
via the web-based process via the National Plan and Provider 
Enumeration System (NPPES), or have a trusted organization submit the 
application on their behalf via the Electronic File Interchange (EFI) 
process. The Enumerator uses the NPPES to process the application and 
generate the NPI. NPPES is the Medicare contractor tasked with issuing 
NPIs, and maintaining and storing NPI data. Form Number: CMS-10114 (OMB 
Control Number: 0938-0931); Frequency: Reporting--On occasion; Affected 
Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, and 
Federal government; Number of Respondents: 1,473,185; Total Annual 
Responses: 1,473,185; Total Annual Hours: 250,442. (For policy 
questions regarding this collection contact Kimberly McPhillips at 410-
786-5374.)

    Dated: July 12, 2017.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-14959 Filed 7-14-17; 8:45 am]
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