Solicitation for Applications for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan 2024 Contracts (CMS-10137)

ICR 202309-0938-005

OMB: 0938-0936

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0938-0936 202309-0938-005
Received in OIRA 202210-0938-002
Solicitation for Applications for Medicare Prescription Drug Plan 2024 Contracts (CMS-10137)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/08/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 01/31/2026
432 425
1,840 1,861
0 0

The Applications for Part D sponsors to offer qualified prescription drug coverage are completed by entities seeking approval to offer Part D benefits under the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit program established by section 101 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) and is codified in section 1860D of the Social Security Act (the Act).

PL: Pub.L. 111 - 148 3314 Name of Law: Including cost incurred by AIDS drug assistance programs and Indian Health services
   PL: Pub.L. 111 - 148 3310 Name of Law: Reducing Wasteful dispensing of outpatient drugs in LTC facilities
   PL: Pub.L. 111 - 148 6005 Name of Law: Pharmacy benefit managers transparency requirements
   Statute at Large: 18 Stat. 1860
   PL: Pub.L. 108 - 173 1860D Name of Law: Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 41404 06/23/2023
88 FR 6208 09/08/2023

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 432 425 0 0 7 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,840 1,861 0 0 -21 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burden has decreased by 22.1 hours from the previously estimated burden of 1,860.78 hours for the 2024 prescription drug application and is now 1,838.68 hours. This is a result of the actual number of 2024 applicants being was much lower than anticipated during the last PRA package and is now accurate.

Stephan McKenzie 410 786-1943 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
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