[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Pages 47747-47748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22207]



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10305]

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 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 

DATES: Comments must be received by December 12, 2017.

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 [email protected].
    3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786-1326.

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



    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-10305 Medicare Part C and Part D Data Validation (42 CFR 422.516(g) 
and 423.514(g))

    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: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Part C 
and Part D Data Validation (42 CFR 422.516(g) and 423.514(g)); Use: 
Medicare Part C and Part D sponsoring organizations (Medicare Advantage 
Organizations), must submit Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D, or 
Medicare Part C and Part D data (depending on the type of contracts 
they have in place with CMS). In order for the reported data to be 
useful for monitoring and performance measurement, the data must be 
reliable, valid, complete, and comparable among sponsoring 
organizations. To maintain the independence of the validation process, 
sponsoring organizations are responsible for hiring external, 
independent data validation contractors (DVCs) who meet a minimum set 
of qualifications and credentials. For the retrospective review in 
2018, the DVCs will review data submitted by sponsoring organizations 
for CY2017. The main changes for the 2018 DV are to eliminate the Part 
C/D reporting section Sponsor Oversight of Agents and adding the Part D 
reporting section Improving Drug Utilization Review

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Controls. Form Number: CMS-10305 (OMB control number: 0938-1115); 
Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector (Business or other 
for-profits); Number of Respondents: 574; Total Annual Responses: 574; 
Total Annual Hours: 24,050. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Maria Sotirelis at 410-786-0552.)

    Dated: October 10, 2017.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-22207 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]