By Rakan Ghubej
In July 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and invited interested parties to submit comments regarding implementation of the Sunshine Act. Among other things, interested parties were asked to comment on the dispute resolution process. On May 5, 2014, CMS submitted a revised ICR specifically seeking comments on the dispute resolution and correction process. According to the notice published in the Federal Register, CMS thought it appropriate to solicit additional public feedback on how the dispute resolution and correction process would occur.
To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received no later than June 2, 2014, either electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, or by regular mail to the following address:
CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Division of Regulations Development
Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number CMS-10495
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850
Interested parties may also submit comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs either electronically to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov, or by fax at (202) 395-5806. Comments should be sent to the attention of the CMS Desk Officer.