2.Type of Information Collection Request:Revision of a currently approved collection.Title of Information Collection:Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS).Use:CMS requests OMB approval of the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS, IBC Form R-284) and allow additional data collection of MSIS data for what CMS now refers to as the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data collection. This approval would enable states to continue to fulfill their Medicaid data reporting requirements in parallel from 2013 through 2016 and reduce the burden on states by: eliminating multiple disparate requests for data, allowing states to have one consolidated reporting requirement, and to better perform its responsibilities of Medicaid and CHIP program oversight, administration, and program integrity.
Subsequent to the publication of the 60-dayFederal Registernotice (August 15, 2012; 77 FR 48987), T-MSIS has been added to the corresponding PRA package to offer CMS and state partners robust, up-to-date, and current information to be able to:
* View how each state and the district implements their programs.
* Compare the delivery of programs across authorities/states.
* Assess the impact of service options on beneficiary outcomes and expenditures.
* Examine the enrollment, service provision, and expenditure experience of providers who participate in our programs (as well as in Medicare).
* Examine beneficiary activity such as application and enrollment history, services received, appropriateness of services received based on enrollment status and applicable statutory authority.
* Use informatics to improve program oversight and inform future policy and operational decisions.
* Answer key Medicaid and CHIP program questions.
Importantly, there is no duplication of effort or information associated with this request. MSIS provides complete Medicaid and CHIP program statistics on a national scale and there is no othersimilar information or report available. T-MSIS will remove current multiple reporting for similar data by the state to CMS.
Although T-MSIS will report more frequently, (monthly vs. quarterly) the amount of data collected through the expanded dataset will enable efficient processing to more efficiently satisfy data collection needs, thus eliminating additional similar duplicate current reporting processes.
Form Number:CMS-R-284 (OCN 0938-0345).Frequency:Quarterly (MSIS) and Monthly (T-MSIS).Affected Public:State, Local, or Tribal Governments.Number of Respondents:51.Total Annual Responses:816.Total Annual Hours:8,160. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Kay Spence. at 410-786-1617. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address athttp://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995,or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, toPaperwork@cms.hhs.gov,or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326.
To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. onJanuary 2, 2013:OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974, Email:OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.