Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 4128-4129 [05-1555]

Download as PDF 4128 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 18 / Friday, January 28, 2005 / Notices provisions as required by section 1833(t)(6) of the Social Security Act. Transitional pass-through payments have been made to hospitals for certain drugs, biologicals, and medical devices; Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 15; Total Annual Responses: 15; Total Annual Hours: 180. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ regulations/pra/, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Christopher Martin, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: January 19, 2005. John P. Burke, III, CMS Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development Group. [FR Doc. 05–1481 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–1771, CMS–R– 71 and CMS–222] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate 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; AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 Jan 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 (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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Attending Physicians Statement and Documentation of Medicare Emergency and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, Section 424.103; Use: Payment may be made for certain part A inpatient hospital services and part B outpatient provided in a nonparticipating U.S. or foreign hospital when services are necessary to prevent the death or serious impairment of the health of the individual. This collection is used to document the attending physician’s statement that the hospitalization was required due to an emergency and give clinical support for the claim.; Form Number: CMS–1771 (OMB#: 0938– 0023); Frequency: On Occasion; Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Number of Respondents: 200; Total Annual Responses: 200; Total Annual Hours: 50. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Title of Information Collection: Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Assumption of Responsibilities and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR Sections 412.44, 412.46, 431.630, 476.71, 476.73, 476.74, 476.78; Form No.: CMS–R–71 (OMB# 0938–0445); Use: This collection describes the review functions to be performed by the QIO. It outlines relationships among QIOs, providers, practitioners, beneficiaries, intermediaries, and carriers. QIOs assure that covered care provided to Medicare patients is reasonable, medically necessary, appropriate, and of a quality that meets professionally recognized standards of care, and that inpatient services could not be more appropriately provided on an outpatient basis or in a different type of facility.; Frequency: As Needed; Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Number of Respondents: 6,036; Total Annual Responses: 6,036; Total Annual Hours: 81,818. 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Independent Rural Health Center/Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Center Cost Report and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, Section 413.20 and 413.24; PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form No.: CMS–222 (OMB#0938–0107); Use: The independent rural health clinic/freestanding federally qualified health center cost report is the cost report to be used by the mentioned clinics/centers to submit annual information. This information is used to achieve a settlement of costs for health care services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Not-for-Profit institutions, Business or other for-profit, and State, local or tribal government; Number of Respondents: 3,000; Total Annual Responses: 3,000; Total Annual Hours Requested: 150,000. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ regulations/pra/, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the CMS Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer designated at the address below: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Melissa Musotto, Room C5–14–03, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: January 19, 2005. John P. Burke, III, CMS Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development Group. [FR Doc. 05–1482 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10132] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Agency: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS), Department of Health E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 18 / Friday, January 28, 2005 / Notices and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate 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. We are requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the normal time limits under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of section 641 of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures because the normal procedures are likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed. Section 641 of the MMA provides for the implementation of a demonstration in which Medicare would pay for selected self-administered drugs or biologicals that replace currentlycovered Part B drugs. Apart from under this demonstration, Medicare outpatient drug coverage is limited to drugs that are provided incident to a physician’s service or are oral cancer drugs with the same chemical composition as physician-administered agents. This demonstration project offers temporary, early coverage for selected prescription drugs before the new prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) begins in January 2006. The evaluation is required to address the effects of the program on beneficiary access, outcomes, and costs. Survey results are necessary for CMS to complete its mandated Report to Congress. The survey also represents a unique opportunity to inform CMS on the magnitude of effects on access and health status that result from expanding coverage of a select set of drugs to a well-defined group or seriously ill beneficiaries, and to provide CMS VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 Jan 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 information on how enrollees learned about the demonstration. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by March 1, 2005, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the individuals designated below by January 31, 2005. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Beneficiary Survey on the Medicare Replacement Drug Demonstration; Use: The statute authorizing the Medicare Replacement Drug Demonstration mandates a report to Congress on the effects of the demonstration, to be submitted not later than July 2006. This report is to include an evaluation of patient access to care and patient outcomes under the project. The Medicare Replacement Drug Demonstration Evaluation is necessary to collect information on the demonstration’s effects on access and outcomes for this report; Form Number: CMS–10132 (OMB#: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Other—once per beneficiary; Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 3200; Total Annual Responses: 3200; Total Annual Hours: 800. We have submitted a copy of this notice to OMB for its review of these information collections. A notice will be published in the Federal Register when approval is obtained. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ regulations/pra or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–1326. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden or any other aspect of these collections of information requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information collection and recordkeeping requirements must be mailed and/or faxed to the designees referenced below by January 31, 2005: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Room C5–13–27, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244– 1850, Fax Number: (410) 786–0262, Attn: William N. Parham, III, CMS– 10056. and, PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4129 OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Christopher Martin, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: January 13, 2005. Dawn Willinghan, Acting, CMS Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development Group. [FR Doc. 05–1555 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–4079–N] Medicare Program: Re-Chartering of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (APME) and Notice of the APME Meeting—February 24, 2005 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the renewal of the charter of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (the Panel). The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Medicare program. The charter renewal was signed by the Secretary on January 14, 2005. The charter will terminate on January 14, 2007, unless renewed by the Secretary. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, section 10(a) (Pub. L. 92– 463), this notice also announces a meeting of the Panel on February 24, 2005. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting is scheduled for February 24, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.s.t. Deadline for Presentations and Comments: February 17, 2005, 12 noon, e.s.t. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 484–1000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Johnson, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Partnership Development, Center for Beneficiary DATES: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 18 (Friday, January 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4128-4129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10132]


Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements 
Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

    Agency: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.
    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
services (CMS), Department of Health

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and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed 
collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding this burden estimate 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.
    We are requesting an emergency review of the information collection 
referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements 
for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the 
collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the 
normal time limits under OMB's regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. This is 
necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of section 641 of the 
Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. We cannot reasonably comply with 
the normal clearance procedures because the normal procedures are 
likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed.
    Section 641 of the MMA provides for the implementation of a 
demonstration in which Medicare would pay for selected self-
administered drugs or biologicals that replace currently-covered Part B 
drugs. Apart from under this demonstration, Medicare outpatient drug 
coverage is limited to drugs that are provided incident to a 
physician's service or are oral cancer drugs with the same chemical 
composition as physician-administered agents. This demonstration 
project offers temporary, early coverage for selected prescription 
drugs before the new prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) begins 
in January 2006. The evaluation is required to address the effects of 
the program on beneficiary access, outcomes, and costs. Survey results 
are necessary for CMS to complete its mandated Report to Congress. The 
survey also represents a unique opportunity to inform CMS on the 
magnitude of effects on access and health status that result from 
expanding coverage of a select set of drugs to a well-defined group or 
seriously ill beneficiaries, and to provide CMS information on how 
enrollees learned about the demonstration.
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by 
March 1, 2005, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and 
recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the 
individuals designated below by January 31, 2005.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Beneficiary Survey on the Medicare Replacement 
Drug Demonstration; Use: The statute authorizing the Medicare 
Replacement Drug Demonstration mandates a report to Congress on the 
effects of the demonstration, to be submitted not later than July 2006. 
This report is to include an evaluation of patient access to care and 
patient outcomes under the project. The Medicare Replacement Drug 
Demonstration Evaluation is necessary to collect information on the 
demonstration's effects on access and outcomes for this report; Form 
Number: CMS-10132 (OMB: 0938-NEW); Frequency: Other--once per 
beneficiary; Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of 
Respondents: 3200; Total Annual Responses: 3200; Total Annual Hours: 
800. We have submitted a copy of this notice to OMB for its review of 
these information collections. A notice will be published in the 
Federal Register when approval is obtained.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS' 
Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/regulations/pra or E-mail 
your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS 
document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports 
Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326.
    Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the 
burden or any other aspect of these collections of information 
requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information 
collection and recordkeeping requirements must be mailed and/or faxed 
to the designees referenced below by January 31, 2005:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Room C5-13-27, 7500 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, Fax Number: (410) 786-0262, Attn: 
William N. Parham, III, CMS-10056.
and,

OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Christopher Martin, 
New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: January 13, 2005.
Dawn Willinghan,
Acting, CMS Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office 
of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Regulations Development 
Group.
[FR Doc. 05-1555 Filed 1-27-05; 8:45 am]
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