[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 251 (Thursday, December 31, 2015)]
[Pages 81828-81829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32880]



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-R-284]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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 February 29, 2016.

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 

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 

    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-



    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-R-284 Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) and 
Transformed--Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS)

    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.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection. Title of Information Collection: Medicaid 
Statistical Information System (MSIS) and Transformed--Medicaid 
Statistical Information System (T-MSIS); Use: The data reported in 
MSIS/T-MSIS are used by federal, state, and local officials, as well as 
by private researchers and corporations to monitor past and projected 
future trends in the Medicaid program. These data provide the only 
national level information available on enrollees, beneficiaries, and 
expenditures. They also provide the only national level information 
available on Medicaid utilization. This information is the basis for 
analyses and for cost savings estimates for the Department's cost 
sharing legislative initiatives to Congress. The collected data are 
also crucial to our actuarial forecasts. Form Number: CMS-R-284 (OMB 
control number: 0938-0345); Frequency: Quarterly and monthly;

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Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of 
Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 804; Total Annual Hours: 
8,040. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Camiel 
Rowe at 410-786-0069.)

    Dated: December 24, 2015.
William N. Parham, III,
Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and 
Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-32880 Filed 12-30-15; 8:45 am]